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Jersey Finance was delighted to welcome specialists from True ESG and ESI Monitor to demystify some key aspects of the sustainability journey for Jersey financial services businesses.

During this session, Ian Corder, Director of Operations and Standards at ESI Monitor, helps to decipher some of the ‘alphabet soup’ around sustainable finance, including some acronym-heavy disclosure standards like TCFD.

Michelle Ryan, Director at True ESG, then adds to Ian’s insights and discusses the embedding of sustainability into financial services businesses, including an overview of the measurement of impact at an organisational level.

This session provides an opportunity to make sense of scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions specific to the finance industry, as well as ‘net zero’, what it means, and how businesses can achieve this.

Below is a recording of the session, and a copy of the presentation slides can be downloaded here.

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Ian Corder

Ian Corder Director of Operations and Standards, ESI Monitor

Ian is Director of Operations and Standards at ESI Monitor, a Channel Islands-based sustainability management company. He is an enthusiastic Chartered Environmental Manager and also a member of the Chartered Insititute of Water and Environmental Management's Specialist Panel on Climate Change where he develops the Institute’s climate stress-testing guidance. He also holds qualifications in accounting and project management. Ian brings together strategic management experience with strong technical and digital skills and has particular expertise in modelling, forecasting, metrics and continuous improvement. He is a firm believer that every individual and company has a part to play in challenging existing business models to shape a more sustainable future.

Michelle Ryan

Michelle Ryan Director, True ESG

With an 18 year career in private banking, both in Jersey and London, Michelle has led teams and projects throughout her various roles and latterly headed the business development function for a large private bank across the Channel Islands. With her deep understanding of the finance industry in the Channel Islands, she works with her clients to simplify and demystify sustainability, making progress achievable for businesses of all sizes.