Ireland is a hub for innovation, technology – and the funds required for the transition to a global low-carbon economy. Sustainable Nation accelerates that transition by stimulating smart business and responsible investment with talent, knowledge and vision.
Some of the biggest names in world finance have chosen Ireland in which to domicile their sustainable and responsible funds and the list is growing. These firms include Hermes, Ownership Capital, Generation, Sarasin and Sonen Capital.
BlackRock Renewable Power, Brookfield Renewable, Greencoat Capital, Kleinwort Benson Investors and Ireland’s Strategic Investment Fund are amongst an emerging cluster managing capital, guided by responsible and sustainable investment principles.
Added to this, Irish businesses are looking overseas where their expertise is helping to finance, develop and construct sustainable and low carbon projects at scale. This growing cluster of over 650 enterprise firms is creating scale, world-beating solutions and winning investment in the billions. Progressive companies such as Glen Dimplex, Kingspan, OpenHydro and Mainstream Renewable Power are recognised as industry leaders, underpinning Ireland’s emergence as a leading low carbon enterprise hub.
In combining investment and enterprise expertise, Ireland has become a location of choice for funds domiciled, managed or deployed into low carbon enterprises; all are underpinned by responsible and sustainable investment principles. With such investments currently at €40 billion, by 2021 Sustainable Nation has a target of mobilising this to €250 billion in support of the domestic and international low carbon economy.
Climate-KIC Accelerator is the cleantech accelerator with a focus on climate impact. Climate-KIC offers a 18-month programme, divided in 3 stages, to grow your own cleantech idea into a great business. Sustainable Nation is pleased to run the Dublin-based Climate-KIC Accelerator, and the Accelerator Stage 1 is now open for ...
Climate change is one of the biggest existential threats to humanity, but also as one of the largest opportunities we have ever seen. To quote from “climate change” by Joseph Romm; “climate change will have a bigger impact on your family and friends, and all of humanity than the Internet ...
Have an idea for a sustainable business? Not sure how to get started? Enter ClimateLaunchpad. We’ll help you fast-track your green business idea. You’ll learn how to get it funded and launched. Worldwide. ClimateLaunchpad is a global Green Business Idea Competition. It is the largest global competition of its type. But ...
The International Energy Research Centre (IERC) is an industry-led collaborative research centre in the field of integrated sustainable energy systems, and is jointly funded by the Irish government and industry members. It is one of the largest funded technology centres in Ireland, with a budget of €30m over five years. The ...