What we do

Supported by Skillnet Ireland, the Sustainable Finance Skillnet is a national learning network that aims to upskill the workforce of Ireland’s financial services sector so that the sustainable finance agenda can continue to grow and accelerate, in line with the Irish Government’s Ireland for Finance strategy.

For Ireland’s financial services sector to maintain and build its expertise and emerging reputation as a sustainable finance leader, we must prioritise the development of cutting-edge skills and talent by supporting learning at all levels. In realising this objective, the Sustainable Finance Skillnet develops and provides access to innovative training opportunities that upskill staff and build leadership capacity to advance ESG best practice across all asset classes in Ireland.

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About Skillnet Ireland

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Deep sector analysis of future Sustainable Finance skills and talent requirements in Ireland

The purpose of this report (November 2019) is to set out the findings from a review of the future Sustainable Finance skills and talent requirements, and conduct a gap analysis between current state and future state skills and talent requirements across the financial services sector in Ireland. The report also sets out recommendations and a high level action plan on how to address the identified gaps.

This report was commissioned by the Sustainable Finance Skillnet and Sustainable Finance Ireland.

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“Sustainability is a key strategic agenda for Irish Life as a business and has underpinned our investment approach for our customers for some time.  

The Sustainable Finance Skillnet is giving us the tools to embark on a programme of transformational change across our enterprise, upskilling in sustainable finance at a pace which is far quicker than it ever has been before.”
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Sandra Rockett

Director, Irish Life Investment Managers

“With highly relevant training and learning programmes, the Sustainable Finance Skillnet is a fantastic resource for companies, that builds key skills and

competencies in the area of sustainable finance, while also providing access to unparalleled thought leadership and technical events.”
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Mariano Mesolella

Head of Human Resources, Mediolanum Irish Operations

“We were delighted to work with the Sustainable Finance Skillnet in the launch of the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing in Ireland, which enables participants to expand their ESG knowledge and stay ahead in their field.

Working in partnership, both organisations are supporting the upskilling of the Irish community in an area of critical importance.”
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Noel Friel

Vice-President, CFA Society Ireland