Island Finance Forum To Discuss Sustainable Finance

(MENAFN- Caribbean News Global) LONDON, England – The Island Finance Forum, a three-day event focused on sustainable finance in island nations, is set to take place on April 18-20, 2023. The entirely virtual forum is organised by Island Innovation and promises to be a dynamic and engaging event, featuring panel discussions, workshops and networking opportunities that will facilitate meaningful dialogue and collaborations among participants. pwc in the Caribbean is the lead strategic sponsor.

“PwC's commitment to sustainability aligns with the goals of this event and their involvement will help drive our collective efforts to build more inclusive and resilient island regions. We are honoured to have them support this important initiative,” said James Ellsmoor, chief executive officer at Island Innovation.“Their commitment to sustainability and expertise in financial advisory will undoubtedly enrich the discussions and contribute to the collective effort to promote sustainable finance practices in island economies.”

pwc's participation in the Island Finance Forum underscores its belief that business has a responsibility to be a force for good in society and demonstrates its dedication to supporting
sustainable finance initiatives that drive economic growth in the Caribbean. Their global network of professionals, coupled with extensive experience in sustainable finance, positions it as a key ally in helping to deliver sustained outcomes for island economies.

Island nations are uniquely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including rising sea levels, natural disasters, and ecosystem degradation. As such, sustainable finance plays a critical role in building resilience and promoting sustainable development in these regions. Sustainable finance can help foster innovation and drive the development of new technologies and approaches that can be applied in other island contexts or even globally.

The Island Finance Forum aims to provide a platform for policymakers, financiers, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders to share their experiences and best practices in
sustainable finance. The forum will cover a range of topics, including green bonds, renewable energy finance, fintech innovation, ESG, and impact investing.

Keynote speakers at the Island Finance Forum will include:

  • Manoa Seru Kamikamica, Minister of Trade, Cooperatives, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of Fiji;
  • Saboto Scofield Caesar, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Rural Transformation, Industry and Labour of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines;
  • Avinash Persaud, Special Envoy to the Prime Minister of Barbados on Investment and Financial Services;
  • Mike Allen, Special Envoy and Advisor on Renewables | Representative at IRENA Government of New Zealand;
  • Irene Olkeriil, Founder, Palau Entrepreneurs for Growth.

“The Island Finance Forum is a unique opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities of sustainable finance in island nations,” said James Ellsmoor, founder of Island Innovation.“We look forward to bringing together experts from around the world to share their experiences and knowledge.”

The Forum will host six content tracks:

Risk & Insurance
Renewable Energy Finance
FinTech and Innovation
Climate Finance
Blue Economy
Start-up Ecosystems

Island Innovation is a social enterprise and communications agency working to help drive sustainable development across islands worldwide. We bring islands together to share
knowledge and promote collaboration toward creating innovative solutions for a more sustainable and resilient future.

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