EPA Climate Change Lecture 2021
Direct the money: how does finance become an enabler of a climate neutral economy and society?
Wednesday 24 February, 2021 @ 7.15pm
The EPA, as part of the National Dialogue on Climate Action, will host an online public lecture. Dr Kristen Dunlop will set out how EIT Climate-KIC is investing systemically to change whole places and economic sectors, how it is matching the available pools of capital to the need – such as ‘cities as an asset class’ for investment – and how we can avoid an oversupply of capital to ‘green-designated’ assets to ensure that investment is also flowing to transition-based assets and businesses in hard-to-abate sectors. All of this to answer the following context-specific question: How can financial services be mobilised to deliver systemic change in Ireland?
Invited Guest Speaker: Dr Kirsten Dunlop, CEO, EIT Climate-KIC (Knowledge Innovation Community)
Our guest speaker for the evening is CEO of EIT Climate-KIC (Knowledge Innovation Community). Her background is in banking and her career spans academia, consulting, strategy, innovation and leadership. She is committed to shaping innovation to catalyse profound systemic change and is providing independent advice to the EU commission on how future EU research and innovation policy can best support sustainable development.
The evening will be chaired by Dr John Bowman
Registration now open