Jersey's recognition as the leading offshore financial centre together with its strong financial services reputation means that it’s infrastructure and wealth of expertise are uniquely placed to assist the clean technology sector ("cleantech").
Jersey maximises the complimentary aspects of a world class offshore financial jurisdiction with the potential to be an early adopter of clean energy and other technologies, to positions itself to become one of the top cleantech jurisdictions of the future.
A cleantech jurisdiction of choice
Jersey is a key location globally in the Private Equity and Infrastructure sectors and is well geared up to support cleantech investors and help sustainable investment funds manage for growth, with a range of top quality professional service providers who have specialist knowledge in all aspects of green investments. Examples include Green Foundation trusts, independent fiduciary service providers supporting Jersey-based Renewable Energy Generation Ltd and Foresight amongst others, right through to specialist skills in helping Private Equity houses meet the reporting requirements, as outlined in PWC's recently launched report 'Creating Value from Environmental, Social and Governance Issues'.
Major players have been in Jersey for some time, from Icecap and Camco to AIM-listed funds holding assets in wind, solar and energy from waste, including Foresight group's European Solar Fund Limited Partnership (an Expert fund), Renewable Energy Generation and Ludgate Environmental Fund. Therefore Jersey already facilitates numerous business models that offer returns for investors and customers while achieving the “green” outcomes that either reduces the use of natural resources and cuts or eliminates emissions and waste.