SUSTAINABLE Nation Ireland recently launched a new “40 under 40” learning network which will harness the creativity, dynamism and expertise of 40 company executives all under the age of 40 who are driving Ireland’s corporate sustainability agenda including operational and investment activities.


Pat Cox, International ambassador of Sustainable Nation said: “The corporate sector has a significant role to play in reaching climate goals. The ‘40 under 40’ can play an important role in helping Ireland achieve these goals.”


Launched by SNI’s Sustainability Skillnet, the 40 under 40 Irish Sustainability Leaders Network will bring 40 young innovators from across Irish industry who are charged with driving their companies’ sustainability agendas.


Each member is nominated by their company’s CEO to a network limited to 40 Irish-based finance, enterprise and policy leaders. The network’s goal is to create an innovative think-tank where these young leaders can share best practice and build skills in support of their leadership development.


The group of leaders will consider corporate sustainability challenges, explore new solutions and share their expertise with one another.


Ray O’Neill, the recently appointed Head of Sustainable Business, AIB who will chair the initiative said: “I am honoured to chair this group of like-minded thinkers under 40.


“We believe that better environmental performance can help companies achieve competitive advantage through greater resources efficiency; greater market share through enhanced credentials; access to customers who are increasingly demanding environmentally friendly products and services as well as access to investors and capital markets which are adopting responsible investment principles and indicators.”














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