DNSH 'do no significant harm' Handbook

'Do no significant harm' is a key principle of the EU Taxonomy and wider Sustainable Finance agenda. Meeting the DNSH principle and criteria is a critical 'sustainability proofing' step for investors. The DNSH Handbook, developed by a multi-disciplinary team, focuses on the DNSH technical screening ...

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Irish Funds Asset Management Forum

30 April 2021

The Irish Funds Asset Management Forum invited ELS Europe's MD, Dawn Slevin, to discuss the EU Taxonomy as a key tool for Green Financing incorporating multi-disciplinary stakeholders.  Dawn shared knowledge and insights and generated dialogue amongst the Irish Funds Industry on the related institut...

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CDP Europe Company Workshop: Build Forward Better

7 April 2021

The CDP Workshop was a European Corporate Roundtable to help leverage the EU Green Deal to drive science based, net-zero and resource-secure value chains.  Dawn Slevin, MD ELS Europe presented on the corporate reporting journey including the nature, scope and ambition for the EU Taxonomy and the key...

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EFRAG Preparatory work for non-financial reporting standards

15 January 2021

This outreach event was hosted by the European Financial Reporting and Advisory Group (EFRAG) Project Task Force on preparatory work for the elaboration of possible EU non-financial reporting standards in cooperation with major European stakeholders - Accountancy Europe, CSR Europe, DASB, EAA, ecoDa...

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EU Taxonomy Training Course

October 2020

This 11-hour training course was delivered by ELS Europe and Frankfurt School of Finance and was aimed at investment professionals/financial market participants who would like to improve their understanding of investments into environmentally sustainable economic activities. The course aimed to assi...

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Perspectives on the Renewed Strategy for Sustainable Finance

10 June 2020

This event was co-organised by Department of Finance, Ireland & Sustainable Nation Ireland Director General of DG FISMA John Berrigan, the head of Sustainable Finance Martin Spolc and Minister of Finance, Pascal Donohoe, T.D. ELS Europe participated amongst a panel of senior decision makers from...

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European Court of Auditors Workshop

15 June 2020

ELS Europe was invited to contribute to a Workshop for the European Court of Auditors organised by Frankfurt School and Climate & Co. The workshop provided expert input for audit on Sustainable Finance including needs, barriers, action and instruments to mobilise private finance. Dawn Slevin MD ...

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Perspectives on the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy

10 June 2020

ELS Europe's Managing Director Dawn Slevin participated in the Irish Department of Finance & DG FISMA webinar on the renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy.  Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform, Pascal Donohue TD lead the discussion which featured the Director General of DG FI...

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Sustainable Finance - EU Taxonomy Report Published

9 March 2020

The reports on the EU Taxonomy and the EU Green Bond Standard were published on 9 March 2020. Dawn Slevin, Managing Director, ELS Europe and member of the EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance contributed to the Taxonomy Working Group since June 2018 as co-chair of the 'do no significant ...

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Sustainable Finance Person of the Year Award

4 November 2019

Dawn was honoured with the Irish Sustainable Finance Person of the Year Award 2019 at the Climate Finance Week Ireland Conference held in Iveagh House on November 4, 2019. The award recognises individuals who have made the most significant impact on the field of sustainable finance in Ireland during...

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Trinity College Dublin

4 March 2020

Public sector responses to tackling climate change at the national and supranational level have been difficult and slow. The private sector also has a major role to play. Financial services can play a key role in transitioning our economies to a more sustainable future, redirecting funds away from f...

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Norway Finance - The EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy

13 February 2020

Dawn Slevin, Managing Director, ELS Europe and member of the EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance along with Inger-Johanne Rygh, Economic and Financial Controller, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and member of member states expert group presented to an audience of over one hundred members of...

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COP25 - UNFCCC Climate Change Conference, Madrid, Spain

9-10 December 2019

Investors now want to know if their activities are truly consistent with the Paris Agreement. The EU Sustainable Taxonomy will identify performance thresholds for economic activities that are consistent with a net zero, 2050 economy. The Taxonomy will form the basis of future financial product cl...

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Afore Consulting - Sustainable Finance

4 December 2019

Dawn Slevin, Managing Director ELS Europe and member Technical Expert Group moderated the panel on Sustainable Finance: Design of the EU Taxonomy - how the concept of transition should be taken into account in the EU’s legislative framework and incorporated into the taxonomy. Panellist speakers i...

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Natural Capital Investment Conference

25 November 2019

With the European Green Deal on the horizon, prospects for boosting the nature and natural capital investment agenda have never been better. It is time to consolidate efforts and scale nature and natural capital investments proposals from the millions to the billions. Restoring and protecting nat...

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Climate Finance Week

5 November 2019

The panel 'Policy & Regulatory Update: Direction of Travel was hosted by SIF Ireland, working to advance responsible investment best practice across all asset classes in Ireland. ESG Day was opened by Minister Donohue at 9am followed by the panel discussion on the EU Action Plan Sustainable Fina...

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European Research and Innovation Days

24-26 September 2019

The 'European Research and Innovation Days', was the first of its kind and brought together Europe’s best and brightest researchers, scientists, innovators and policy-makers. It featured three main elements: a high-level Policy Conference, the Innovative Europe Hub and the ‘Science is Wonderful’ exh...

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Released final reports

18 June 2019

Released on 18 June 2019, interim reports of the EU Taxonomy, EU Green Bond Standard, and Climate Benchmarks, and Non-Binding Financial Reporting Guidelines.

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