Sustainable Finance Demo Day
10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Location: Radisson Hotel, Jersey
This event formed part of a week-long series of events focussing on sustainable finance in Jersey to mark the first year of our strategy, Jersey For Good – A Sustainable Future.
New for 2022! Building on the success of Jersey Finance’s popular Fintech Demo Days, this year seen the first demo session aimed at showcasing Jersey-based innovation in the sustainable finance and corporate sustainability space. Featuring exciting new tech-driven solutions like Uniti, this event gave our Members the opportunity to hear from ESG innovators as they demonstrate their services or products, helping to support a thriving local sustainability ecosystem.
If you have any questions, please contact a member of the events team.
Uniti is a newly launched volunteering platform for the Channel Islands. We believe that by centralising the needs of a community and uniting the Third-sector, Private-sector and community under one platform we can revolutionise the current model of volunteering – to benefit all. Voluntary work represents the best of society, and is a foundational block in any community – yet smaller organisations have too often been left behind in terms of digital improvement. With overall volunteer demographics getting older, innovative ways of engaging younger audiences are needed to ensure the sector continues to thrive. The Uniti model flips the table, utilising private-sector subscription packages in exchange for diverse voluntary opportunities and reportable CSR data – in order to provide a free volunteer management & engagment platform for the Third-sector. This allows charitites and voluntary organisations access to a wealth of resource, skilled helpers and technology that would otherwise be unavailbable. Simultaneously this ecosystem provides an (overdue) free application for the general public – to find, understand and sign up to local voluntary opportunities in their community.
True is a Sustainability business focussed on delivering expert and specialised consultancy alongside excellent ESG technology to support our clients on their sustainable journeys. We act as their virtual sustainability team, providing advice, timely information and measurement tools, all enabling and supporting decisions that incorporate People and Planet into corporate culture and decision-making.
Our clients are businesses across every industry, usually with some connection to Jersey but often reaching around the world. We support them in measuring and reducing their carbon footprints, measuring their’s and their client’s ESG performance and risk and delivering on their Customer, Colleague and Community initiatives.
Paragon +Impact is a global expert tech company specialising in digital impact analysis with a mission to reduce the complexity of ESG and sustainability reporting. We empower organisations to make more informed decisions in order to manage their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks, achieve their impact goals and ultimately contribute to Agenda 2030, whilst communicating their performance in a sophisticated manner.
In order to achieve this, our team of sustainability experts combined with our tech partners have created a unique and powerful cloud-based impact assessment tool, namely the Paragon +Grading tool.
Anova is a science-backed assessment platform that collates data from an organisation that can be used to help build a happier, healthier workforce. The platform suggests bite-sized, actionable improvements for managers whilst also celebrating where they are performing well. Each Anova package includes consultancy days with wellbeing experts, which can be used to recommend or support implementation of any interventions.
We created Anova because we believe that an authentic wellbeing at work approach has sustainable impact. It helps businesses retain their employees and attract talent in a competitive market. It enables a more productive and engaged workforce and it ensures better customer service and loyalty. We also know that businesses that take responsibility for wellbeing at work have a huge impact at a human level, on the community, and on the individual, teams, and the organisation. Anova therefore helps businesses to measure and manage wellbeing.
Comnexa is a Salesforce Consulting Partner. We help Financial and Professional Services Businesses to become more efficient and improve client experiences by configuring Salesforce solutions. At the Jersey Finance Sustainable Finance Day, we’ll showcase Net Zero Cloud; a solution to track, analyse and report investor grade carbon emissions data to unlock strategic environmental initiatives.
PwC’s purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 156 countries with more than 295,000 people delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.
In a world of technological disruption, fractured geopolitics, climate change and the recent pandemic, we are focused on two interconnected needs that our clients face; to build trust and to deliver sustained outcomes. We guide our clients through ESG risks and opportunities with advice, strategy, transformation, and reporting solutions.
Here in the Channel Islands firm we are passionate about supporting sustainable finance in the islands.
DarkGreen Carbon (DGC) provides a unique end-to-end carbon removal solution that addresses corporates’ net zero commitments and decarbonisation plans in a climate-positive, blockchain secured marketplace.
DGC’s robust platform enables corporates to confidently offset their net emissions into the creation of carbon sinks. DGC works with landowners who use scientifically proven regenerative land-management practices that accelerate and amplify carbon extraction from the atmosphere, capturing and storing it in the soil.
Carbon-tracking software accurately measures carbon insets to provide reliable, evidence-based carbon offsets. All DGC transactions are recorded on the blockchain so that the carbon removal offsets are immutable, durable and robustly certified.
Ed Prow Chief Executive Officer, Uniti
Edward’s twenty year career in the creative industries, saw him move through the London design scene, back to the Channel Islands where he co-found the Brand & Digital agency - Potting Shed. His 12 year career at the studio has allowed him to work with entrepreneurs and organisations around the world. Potting Shed’s ethos of promoting internal entrepreneurial spirit, has lead the agency to incubate a number of fantastic businesses. Uniti is a manifestation of this start-up model. Alongside his PS role, Ed now acts as Uniti’s CEO - working to enable businesses to positively impact their staff’s lives through volunteering and a refined CSR approach.
Michelle Ryan Commercial Director, True ESG
With an 18 year career in Private Banking, both in Jersey and London, Michelle has gained significant technical expertise as well as a comprehensive network of industry connections. She 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. She brings this experience to her role as Commercial Director of True, focussing on enabling our clients to access and interpret comprehensive information on their businesses and investments. Michelle is passionate about providing solutions to clients that reach beyond the expected and the traditional.
Philip Faure Director - Operations, ReVive Impact Partners
Philip is an experienced investment professional, with his career spanning 27 years in derivatives trading, stockbroking, investment management, wealth management, philanthropy and private banking. Entrepreneurial in nature, he has tended to work with smaller businesses, contributing to their growth and innovation. Part of his journey did include working as an executive for the largest African bank, playing an intrapreneurial role, building their UHNW proposition. With a passion for sustainability, he has over the last decade increasingly focused on innovation in the growing philanthropic, esg and impact investment industry. Philip has a B.Comm Honours (Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management).
Derek Crous Chief Technology Officer, ReVive Impact Partners
Software Consultant with over 30 years of experience in financial markets technology spanning roles from software developer to CTO. Thrives in the process of building software to solve problems.
Jenny Winspear Product Development Lead, Anova
Jenny is the Product Development Lead for Anova and is an experienced wellbeing consultant with a Masters in Organisational Psychology. In her role, Jenny applies her knowledge of psychological theory in the workplace to help organisations become more responsible over their social and ethical people responsibilities. With many years of education and experience under her belt, Jenny is well positioned to offer evidence-based and innovative solutions to organisational challenges. Having lived and worked in Australia for over seven years, Jenny returned to Jersey a few years ago with a mission to put wellbeing at the heart of good businesses locally. The development of Anova has been the start of this journey.
Phil Cuming Co-founder and Commercial Director, Comnexa
Phil is a Co-founder and Commercial Director at Comnexa. He enjoys challenging the way Comnexa's clients operate to encourage working more efficiently and responsibly.
Ali Cambray Director, PwC
Ali leads ESG and Net Zero services for PwC Channel Islands. A climate scientist by training, she brings over 20 years experience of sustainable development and climate change strategy and policy experience from across the public and private sectors. Previously part of PwC UK’s Sustainability & Climate Change consulting practice, she has been based in Jersey for 10 years. Ali currently works with clients across the asset and wealth management industry on ESG strategy, regulatory compliance, integration and reporting. She is also leading some flagship work on future sustainable growth for the Government of Jersey, and is the CI firm’s subject matter specialist on climate risk for several higher risk audit clients. She is a regular speaker on ESG as a driver for value creation clients on the islands, and has recently advised a number of local Boards on their ESG strategy.
Tori Davis Manager - ESG, PwC
Tori is a core member of PwC Channel Islands ESG and Net Zero team, with a focus on climate risk disclosures and ESG regulatory compliance. She began her career in audit where she specialised in reporting in the private equity, wealth management and real estate sectors. She has worked with a number of high profile, internationally listed clients on both audit and consulting projects. She is currently focussed on assisting clients with their sustainability reporting journeys and is supporting PwC CI's own implementation of PwC’s worldwide science-based commitment to Net Zero by 2030. Tori is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and an Associate of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment.
Liz Casely Co-Founder, Dark Green Carbon
Liz Casely was a City banker until 2008 when she had her first taste of entrepreneurial success by setting up an advisory company to restructure complex financial structures on behalf of pension funds in the wake of Lehman's demise. She latterly became interested in ESG while creating strategic partnerships for the University of Edinburgh. Liz has now moved to Jersey, bringing together her wide ranging corporate relationships and sustainable financial structuring skills with those of her partner's in Crypto/ Blockchain, IT and Carbon expertise to create an end to end carbon removals market that will address the issues of carbon sink creators as well as of corporate buyers powered by carbon-tracking tech.
Registration and Refreshments
- David Postlethwaite, Sustainable Finance Lead, Jersey Finance
- Michelle Ryan, Commercial Director, True ESG
- Ed Prow, Chief Executive Officer, Uniti
- Philip Faure, Director – Operations, ReVive Impact Partners
- Derek Crous, Chief Technology Officer, ReVive Impact Partners
Dark Green Carbon
- Elizabeth Casely, Co-Founder, Dark Green Carbon
- Jenny Winspear, Consultant and Product Development Lead, Marbral Advisory
- Phil Cuming, Co-Founder & Commercial Director, Comnexa
- Alison Cambray, Director, PwC
- Tori Davis, Manager – ESG, PwC
- David Postlethwaite, Sustainable Finance Lead, Jersey Finance