Ireland’s Bid for Green Finance Boosted by New MSc




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February 26, 2012

by Jess in NEWS

A new MSc course in energy and environmental finance has been launched at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

This new course has been developed in an attempt to help Ireland become a greener country for business.

The course will begin in September of this year and it will take in various graduates of finance, economics, engineering, environmental science and mathematics.

The course aims to provide students with a detailed understanding of the financial processes associated with the energy and environmental markets sector, and a knowledge of the skills that will be needed for a future career in environmental finance.

“This is a unique programme which encourages students to develop creative and analytical approaches to problem solving in the energy-environment sphere,” said Professor Ciaran O’ hOgartaigh, the Dean of UCD School of Business.

“As Ireland’s global business school we strive to actively develop expertise in relevant areas of national and international interest. In particular, we are pleased to contribute to the area of energy and environmental finance as part of the Green IFSC’s strategic development.”

The world is quickly transitioning towards low carbon, and Padraig Rushe, a member of the Green IFSC Steering Group said that “Ireland is in an excellent position to significantly grow its ‘green’ finance business.”

He said: “Ireland needs to ensure it is always at the forefront of innovation in this sector and has the skills needed on hand as businesses develop. The new UCD MSc in energy and environmental finance will make a significant contribution to this goal.”

This course will hopefully provide a major boost to Irish job creation and FDI, as, Accenture senior executive client director, Mary Corcoran, said.

“We are delighted to support the launch of the Msc in Enerfy and Environmental Finance,” she continues, “as if shows great vision and is a fine example of industry and academia working together proactively to be ‘ahead of the game’ and to ensure that we position Ireland to deliver on the economic opportunities offered by the Green IFSC.”



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