Jersey has a responsibility to leverage its expertise and capital for the transition to an environmentally and socially sustainable global economy. As a dynamic, focussed and forward-thinking international finance centre, we have the power to accelerate this journey and help create a brighter and sustainable future for all.

Last year, we commissioned Andrew Mitchell, Founder and CEO of Equilibrium Futures, to support us in developing a ten-year strategy to build on Jersey’s reputation as a jurisdiction of choice for sustainable finance.

At this event, we unveiled Jersey’s new sustainable finance strategy, articulated around a collective 2030 Vision with buy-in from our industry, government, and key partners, as well as an initial two-year plan to build momentum on our journey towards a sustainable future. In addition to the agenda below, attendees heard a series of insightful updates from some of our key partners in industry.

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You can watch the ‘behind the scenes’ highlight video from our launch event below.

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With a career in financial services spanning four decades, Joe has a strong commitment to the future success of the industry in Jersey.

Joe commenced his professional life in the banking sector, rising to the position of CEO of Jersey and the Isle of Man for a major bank, which included responsibilities for trusts and investments. In recent years, he expanded his focus as Director of Financial Services within the Government of Jersey, where he worked closely with industry and regulator to ensure the island’s position as a leading international finance centre. Before joining Jersey Finance in February 2019, Joe was working to establish high-reputation regulatory frameworks and business models for IFCs in the Middle East and Africa.

David joined Jersey Finance in December 2017. Prior to this David worked as a transactional lawyer in London, Paris and Jersey. He has also worked for a Jersey trust company, assisting with the management, support and development of the Corporate team. He now helps Jersey to achieve its ambitions as a leading centre for sustainable finance.

David was admitted as an English Solicitor in 2009. Between 2010 and 2015 he was also admitted to the Paris Bar as an Avocat.

Before moving to Jersey, David worked for Hogan Lovells in the firm’s International Debt Capital Markets team in Paris. His practice focused on automotive securitisation, structured finance and banking transactions. He advised leading French and UK financial institutions as well as corporates on pan-European finance deals. David also spent time on secondment to several high-profile clients.

David’s current role sits within the Strategic Projects team at Jersey Finance, which supports the development of strategic thinking to foster growth and resilience within Jersey’s financial services sector. Working closely with our industry members, he provides insights and thought leadership that enhance the sector’s ability to respond to emerging trends and opportunities.

As Jersey Finance’s lead on sustainable finance, David is now helping to build and deploy a new strategy for Jersey, developed in collaboration with industry, key external stakeholders and leading ESG experts. Focused on reinforcing Jersey’s capacity and credentials for sustainable finance, this strategy puts the Island on an ambitious course to a position of leadership as a sustainable international finance centre.

In 2021, David completed the University of Cambridge’s Sustainable Finance course, delivered by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

 

Andrew Mitchell

Andrew Mitchell Founder and CEO, Equilibrium Futures 

Andrew W. Mitchell is an international thought leader on natural capital finance and tropical forests. Founder of Equilibrium Futures, he provides strategic advice on natural capital to the finance sector; he is also Senior Adviser to Oxford think tank, Global Canopy, which he founded in 2001. As Founder and Senior Adviser to the Natural Capital Finance Alliance, he helps to design natural capital tools for banks, investors and insurers and is Senior Adviser to Mirova Natural Capital, a global impact investment fund.

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10.00 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Joe Moynihan, Chief Executive Officer, Jersey Finance 
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Jersey’s Strategy and 2030 Vision

  • Andrew Mitchell, Founder and CEO, Equilibrium Futures 
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10.10 am
10.25 am

Jersey’s Pathway to Success

  • David Postlethwaite, Strategic Projects Manager, Jersey Finance 
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Policy Insights

  • Perspectives from the Government of Jersey and Jersey Financial Services Commission
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10.35 am
11.30 am

Closing Remarks

  • Joe Moynihan, Chief Executive Officer, Jersey Finance 
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