This event forms part of a week-long series of events focussed on sustainable finance in Jersey to mark the first year of our strategy, Jersey For Good – A Sustainable Future.

At our second Sustainable Finance Community of Interest (CofI) meeting of 2022, David Postlethwaite, our sustainable finance lead, will focus on specific activities being undertaken to enhance Jersey’s enabling environment for sustainable finance. We will be joined by Florencia Baldi, who leads the UNDP-convened FC4S and SIF Knowledge Hub, a global insights platform to advance sustainable finance at financial centers and insurance regulators level, respectively. Florencia will be giving an overview of the recent FC4S Global State of Play report for sustainable finance, which charts the progress of financial centres including Jersey in deploying capital to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.

Additionally, there will be an opportunity for discussion and sharing of ideas to support policy development, as well as a deeper dive into current trends in sustainable finance affecting Jersey.

If you have any questions, please contact a member of the events team.

Speakers

David Postlethwaite › Sustainable Finance Lead, Jersey Finance
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David joined Jersey Finance in December 2017. As Sustainable Finance Lead, he helps Jersey to achieve its ambitions as a leading centre for sustainable finance. Prior to this David worked as a lawyer in London, Paris and Jersey.

David’s current role sits within the Strategy & Research 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.

Before moving to Jersey, David worked for Hogan Lovells in the firm’s International Debt Capital Markets team in Paris. His practice focused on securitisation, structured finance and banking transactions, advising leading French and UK financial institutions as well as corporates on pan-European deals. On moving to Jersey, he worked as a Senior Associate with a leading Jersey law firm, before gaining experience as an Associate Director within the Corporate team at a Jersey trust company.

David qualified as an English Solicitor in 2009 and was admitted to the Paris Bar as an Avocat in 2010 (currently non-practising / omis du tableau). He holds an LLB in English and French law from the University of Kent and a French law degree from the University of Bordeaux. In 2021, David completed the University of Cambridge’s Sustainable Finance course, delivered by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

 

Florencia Baldi

Florencia Baldi Head of FC4S & SIF Knowledge Hub, Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S)

Florencia Baldi leads the UNDP-convened FC4S' and SIF Knowledge Hub, a global insights platform to advance sustainable finance at financial centers and insurance regulators level, respectively. She previously worked for the Argentine Ministry of the Treasury in the sustainable finance agenda during the Argentine G20 Presidency, collaborating with Bank of England, IFC, UNEP Inquiry, and The Green Digital Finance Alliance, among others. She developed research on commodity price projections at Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Argentina. In the private sector, she participated in the structuring of a public-private financial trust to build energy infrastructure and oversaw Mutual Guarantee Companies’ management. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, and a M.Sc. in Econometrics at Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Argentina.