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esg fINANCE fIRM Initiative Ireland wins at the Irish Pension Awards

Initiative Ireland wins Innovation of the Year at the Irish Pension Awards Nominated for 5 awards, including Property Manager, Risk Manager, Passive Manager, ESG & SRI Manager and Innovation of the Year which it won.    Announces the launch of their new online Advisor Community for broker and financial advisors.   Dublin, Ireland, 20 November […]

New investor guide to negative emission technologies and land use

Corporate demand for forest-related carbon removal could generate $800bn in annual revenues by 2050, worth a market capitalisation of $1.2 trillion today, surpassing the current market capitalisation of oil & gas majors – new study commissioned by UN-supported investor body finds LONDON: New analysis commissioned by the $100 trillion UN-supported Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI), […]

Thirty of the world’s largest investors set unprecedented 5-year portfolio decarbonization targets

Implementation of targets represents substantial decoupling of portfolio emissions from global economy Thirty of the world’s largest investors with $5 trillion assets under management have collectively agreed on concrete portfolio decarbonization targets that follow the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 1.5 °C scenario for the next five years. UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance members […]

General Electric to Pursue Exit from New Coal

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA—SEPT. 21, 2020—General Electric today announced an intent to exit the new build coal power market. The company, while gaining increasing positive attention for developments in wind turbines and other renewable technologies, has been criticized for continuing to promote high-carbon projects globally. Last year, As You Sow filed a shareholder resolution focusing on GE’s […]

Principles for Responsible Investment releases new framework for signatories to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals

World’s leading proponent of responsible investment releases report with five-part framework for investors to help achieve SDGs LONDON – Today, the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment released a new report on Investing with SDG Outcomes providing signatories, including investors representing $100 trillion in assets under management, with a new high-level framework of investor actions to shape […]

Initiative Ireland Launches 2020 Housing Report with Focus on Homelessness and COVID-19

Dublin, Ireland 23April 2020, Initiative Ireland (www.initiativeireland.ie) today published its third annual housing report, entitled Housing 2020. The report highlights that there was an 18% increase in new housing delivered in Ireland during 2019, which is a fourth consecutive year of growth. However, despite the increase, there was a 48% shortfall in supply overall. The […]

#CovidBizMap – A New Online Platform to Help Firms Collaborate on Coronavirus

TechIreland and InterTradeIreland, have launched a new cross-border online platform to allow businesses to see quickly, in and beyond their region, who they can work with to combat the many supply chain and manufacturing challenges generated by the coronavirus pandemic and meet pressing public need. Presented as an interactive map, #CovidBizMap, will initially focus on healthcare innovation supports, but will […]

Social enterprise partners with African Union’s Great Green Wall to Build “Billion Dollar Baobab” Value Chain

African superfruit baobab could be worth $1bn to rural Africa Incomes generated for 1,800+ women to date, transforming 11,000 lives 12,000 new baobab trees planted, reversing desertification in Sahel UK health food brand & social enterprise Aduna has partnered with the African Union led Great Green Wall to build a global value chain for baobab, the African superfruit estimated […]

I-Form Uses 3D Printing to Bridge Personal Protective Equipment Gaps in Fight Against COVID-19

I-Form, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, is using its expertise in additive manufacturing (3D printing) to provide much-needed PPE (personal protective equipment) to frontline staff working across the health service in Dublin. Since 27 March, I-Form researchers based at University College Dublin (UCD) have been focused on meeting the immediate need for PPE […]

Initiative Ireland Appoints CIO and joins UN PRI (Principles for responsible Investment)

Initiative Ireland the property finance and impact investment specialist, today announced that it has signed the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). By doing so Initiative Ireland is committing to the six global principles of responsible investing and reporting. Padraig W. Rushe, CEO, Initiative Ireland said, “As an impact finance specialist, we have always been committed to delivering social […]

MEN's Sheds receive honours at health and wellbeing awards

Over one hundred men’s sheds members from across Ireland today received awards in recognition of their hard work and dedication to the ‘Sheds for Life’ health and wellbeing programme, run by the Irish Men’s Sheds Association (IMSA). Sheds for Life is a community-based health promotion programme aimed at supporting the physical, mental and social wellbeing […]

Vivid Edge – Wins at the 2020 SFA National Small Business Awards

Vivid Edge, the energy efficiency specialist company, has been announced as the winner of the Sustainability Category Award at the 2020 SFA National Small Business Awards. The aim of the Awards, now in its sixteenth year, is to celebrate the achievements of small business in Ireland and to recognise the vital contribution of the small business community to […]

Women's Day Spotlight – New COO appointed at Initiative ireland

Initiative Ireland the impact investment specialist, today announced the appointment of Sinead Byrne as the company’s new Chief Operations Officer (COO), coinciding with International Women’s Day . It is understood that Byrne will lead the implementation of new technology and service expansions across the company as the it prepares for entry into new European markets, including […]

PRI, UNEP FI and The Generation Foundation launch A Legal Framework for Impact

It is crucial that assessing and accounting for the sustainability impact of investment decision making becomes a core part of investment activity. That’s why we have launched A Legal Framework for Impact with UNEP FI and The Generation Foundation. Investors have a fiduciary duty to integrate financially material factors, including ESG factors. They are also increasingly considering […]

Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme

Applications open in March!  Register interest below Are you committed to helping people in need or improving the environment? This programme has helped almost 2,000 people like you to start up and scale social enterprises, charities, community projects and impact-led organisations. This year, we’ll support a further 260 people across the UK with: A learning […]

Lord Victor Adebowale sets up Commission on Social Investment

Lord Victor Adebowale CBE, Chair of Social Enterprise UK, has announced the creation of a new Commission on Social Investment which will look at the future of this £3.5bn market and how it and the wider investment market can serve the growth of the UK’s 100,000 social enterprises and help build a new economy. The […]

THEYA Healthcare Win at 2020 Irish Women’s Awards

Ciara Donlon, founder of THEYA Healthcare won the Entrepreneur of the Year Award. THEYA Healthcare designs and manufactures innovative medical garments using natural fibres. The company’s flagship post-surgery lingerie range designed initially for use by breast cancer patients now serves many more medical niches. THEYA Healthcare is headquartered at NovaUCD, the Centre for New Ventures […]

Social enterprise partners with African Union’s Great Green Wall to Build “Billion Dollar Baobab” Value Chain

African superfruit baobab could be worth $1bn to rural Africa Incomes generated for 1,800+ women to date, transforming 11,000 lives 12,000 new baobab trees planted, reversing desertification in Sahel UK health food brand & social enterprise Aduna has partnered with the African Union led Great Green Wall to build a global value chain for baobab, the African superfruit estimated […]

INITIATIVE IRELAND COMMUNITY PROVIDES €1.35 million Finance – SUPPORTING IRISH HIV AND AIDS FOUNDATION

Initiative Ireland today announced that its clients have committed €1.35 million to finance the construction of a new social housing project and training centre in Dublin’s City Centre. Co-funded by the company’s impact investor community of Irish businesses and private investors, the project will provide 9 additional social housing apartments and a training centre for The Paddy […]

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