Irish firms drive “green” business in Chicago

MinBurton Chicago2Published in The Sunday Business Post

March 14, 2013

The Green International Financial Services Centre has announced a seminar to take place in Chicago this June as it ups efforts to increase Ireland’s role in the green economy.

Minister Joan Burton, in the US for St Patrick’s Day, has met representatives of Irish companies in Chicago who are working with GIFSC to help increase business back home.

“The Irish government has targeted the green economy as a major opportunity for growth, competitiveness and employment creation for Ireland and these are some of the companies leading the way,” said Burton.

Ireland’s GIFSC is a public/private initiative tasked with the positioning and promotion of Ireland as the world’s leading centre of excellence for green finance.

It has targeted the green asset management space as a core focus in a bid to grow assets from today’s US $20 billion to $200 billion by 2017.

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