Royal College of Surgeons, 123 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
7:30 – 9:15am
21st June 2016
€85 trillion will be invested in global sustainability & resource efficiency infrastructure by 2030. Irish firms are playing their part by leading the way in sustainability tech & innovation while winning billions in investment. How can we further stimulate this growth, win greater market share, while increasing access to capital and emerging markets?
Nations are starting to embrace the necessity of a low-carbon economy as climate change, population growth, increasing urbanisation and rising consumption place increasing demand on scarce resources.
This is now driving the business of clean technology and investment in sustainable products and services at a rapid rate. Non-sustainable investments are being assigned negative risk scores, prompting global investors to look for alternative businesses and assets in which to invest.
Which means that we have reached a tipping point. An €85 trillion tipping point to be invested in global sustainability and resource efficiency infrastructure by 2030. An opportunity hotspot!
Capture the opportunity
Post COP21 and with a clearer global policy framework emerging, we feel it is timely to focus on what is potentially required from a domestic policy, funding and skills perspective to further support the emergence of Irish enterprise leadership in sustainability. We also feel there is scope for Irish located businesses to re-invent themselves and positively transform their business models to take advantage of the shift. Now is the time for university incubators, start-ups and mature companies to embrace this agenda.
This breakfast series is hosted by our Sustainability Skillnet in partnership with the IIEA and CDP Ireland, kindly supported by KPMG.