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.

Our Vision and Strategy for Sustainable Finance

By 2030, Jersey will be recognised by its clients, key stakeholders and other partners as the leading sustainable international finance centre in the markets it serves.

Jersey for Good – A Sustainable Future
Jersey for Good - A Sustainable Future outlines our long-term strategy and vision, as well as an initial two-year plan to accelerate our journey towards a sustainable future.
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What is Sustainable Finance

The process of taking environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into account when making investment decisions in the financial sector, leading to more long-term investments in sustainable economic activities and projects.

In the EU’s policy context, it is understood as “finance to support economic growth while reducing pressures on the environment and taking into account social and governance aspects.”

A system-wide view:

Sustainable Finance is Part of Everything We Do

The global financial system is changing. Powered by a range of global mega-trends – ranging from societal pressures to increased regulatory intervention in support of global policy commitments, such as the decarbonisation of our economy – sustainable finance, is experiencing strong growth.

Globally, ESG assets are predicted to exceed US$100 trillion by 2028 and US$150 trillion by 2034 (Deutsche Bank and GSIA). This shift in private capital towards activities that support a sustainable future is essential if we are to tackle the world’s most pressing issues.

As a leading IFC, Jersey has been active in this area for some time, and with a new sustainable finance strategy to catalyse action we are well placed to support the embedding of sustainable finance across all the different sectors of our financial services offering.

Our legal and professional service providers continue to develop new services in this space – whether in terms of assurance, regulatory compliance, or supporting clients to list on innovative sustainable exchanges like TISE Sustainable.

To ensure that our sustainable finance credentials are built on trust and integrity, Jersey introduced a new, proportionate disclosure framework to mitigate the risk of greenwashing in 2021.

Put simply, we are certain that we have the solid foundations with which to support businesses and investors with their sustainable finance goals.

ESG Investing Spectrum

At the core of sustainable finance, ESG investing allows for consideration of environmental, social and governance factors, alongside financial factors in the investment decision-making process.

The ESG investing spectrum ranges from negative screening (where the primary focus is to achieve a financial return, while also making a positive impact) to impact investing (where the primary focus is to achieve a positive impact, while also making a financial return).

Negative screening

Exclude certain investments from a portfolio, based on specific ESG criteria (e.g. tobacco companies)

ESG Integration

Include ESG credentials as a factor when performing the financial analysis of an investment

Norms-Based Screening

Screen investments to ensure their minimum standards of business practice meet international norms and standards (such as those issued by the OECD, UN and UNICEF)

Positive Screening

Invest in sectors, companies or projects which have the best ESG practices amongst industry peers

Sustainability-Themed Investing

Invest in sectors, companies or projects specifically related to sustainability (such as clean energy, green technology or sustainable agriculture)

"Pure" Impact Investing

Invest in sectors, companies or projects which will have the greatest social or environmental impact

Jersey Fund for a Wilder World

Jersey Fund for a Wilder World
The Jersey Fund for a Wilder World is a voluntary scheme, where funds businesses with a sustainable focus can donate a portion of the annual fees earned from included SRI entities to Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. It enables funds sector providers and intermediaries to contribute to Durrell’s projects, effecting positive change and providing for those investors wanting to make a difference with their money.
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