Gerry Britchfield, former acting CEO of Coillte and John Mullins, CEO Amarenco Solar speaking at the Sustainability Gathering in 2013

Sustainability Gathering coming up in Dublin Castle focused on capital investment
Gerry Britchfield, former acting CEO of Coillte and John Mullins, CEO Amarenco Solar speaking at the Sustainability Gathering in 2013

The 2015 Sustainability Gathering is taking place on 24 June in Dublin Castle with the theme of ‘Capital working for sustainability’.

The main aim of the event will be to facilitate the transactions that will steer capital towards investments that are both environmentally and socially sustainable, and make a healthy return.

On 22 and 23 June, separate events will focus on the financing of Irish clean-tech start-ups and see the launch of Docklands 21, a partnership between the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Dublin City Council and Green IFSC to ensure that at a business level Dublin’s Docklands are undertaking best-in-class resource efficiency measures.

There will also be a number of important job and investment announcements. Across the three days 600 people are expected to attend the events.

Speakers include Angus McCrone, chief editor, Bloomberg New Energy Finance; John Mullins, CEO Amarenco Solar; Richard Nourse, CEO Greencoat Capital and Mark Foley, managing director, Coillte Enterprises.

The Sustainability Gathering is organised by the Green IFSC initiative (GIFSC), a public-private sector output of the former IFSC Clearing House Group that was under the auspices of the Department of the Taoiseach.

Stephen Nolan, executive director of GIFSC, said: “The Sustainability Gathering is unique. It is rare to find all these people in one room at one time.

This event defines the sustainability investment ecosystem for Ireland and it allows the community to celebrate Irish innovation while exploring what more can be done to compete globally.”