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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As Sustainable Finance Lead, David 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, which works with partners in industry, Government and the regulator to support the development of innovative thinking that fosters growth and resilience within the finance sector.

David has helped to build and deploy Jersey For Good – A Sustainable Future, a strategy developed in collaboration with our members, key external stakeholders and leading ESG experts. Focused on reinforcing Jersey’s capacity and credentials for sustainable finance, this puts the Island on an ambitious course that is aligned with the wider transition to a sustainable economy.

Before moving to Jersey in 2015, David worked as a Banking & Finance lawyer in London, Paris and Jersey, having qualified at international law firm Hogan Lovells. In 2021, he completed the University of Cambridge’s Sustainable Finance course, through 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.