A second wave of Guernsey-based industry professionals have been announced as members of the Guernsey Green Finance ‘20 for 20’ Business Leaders for Sustainable Finance Network.
Each are key members of the Guernsey Green Finance industry working group. The latest members of the network are:
- Annette Alexander, Partner, Carey Olsen;
- Rebecca Booth, Client Director, Carey; and
- Linda Ogier, Vice-President, JP Morgan Administration Services (Guernsey).
Corporate lawyer Annette, who qualified in Australia before moving to Guernsey in 2001, said: “The 20 for 20 Group is a fantastic initiative and shows that Guernsey is serious about remaining at the forefront of developments in the green and sustainable space. Carey Olsen advised the first regulated green fund of its kind in the world, and I’m therefore delighted, on behalf of the firm, to be invited to join the group as one of 20 green business leaders.”
Rebecca has spent more than a decade in relationship management, client services and corporate governance for listed funds. She said: “It is exciting to partner with Guernsey Finance and other individuals and businesses who share Carey’s passion for finding answers to challenges by adopting an open mindset.
“Green finance aims to help tackle climate change by focusing on environmentally-driven investments. The financial expertise and international appeal of Guernsey gives us a fantastic platform to contribute to global developments in this area andI’m thoroughly looking forward to helping progress this initiative.”
Linda has more than 25 years’ experience in financial services in Guernsey and is head of fund administration services at JP Morgan in the island. She is a member of the Guernsey Investment & Funds Association (GIFA) Executive Committee and Chair of the GIFA Education Sub-Committee.
She said: “We cannot ignore or dismiss the effects of climate change and the environmental, social and governance issues we face today and in the future. By joining the 20 for 20 Group I welcome the opportunity to be part of the commitment and development of Guernsey Green Finance, and the opportunities it presents for green and sustainable finance.”
The aim of the network is to build a community of business leaders and influencers committed to action to catalyse the development of Guernsey’s green and sustainable finance sector.
Each business leader pledges to support strategic action on green and sustainable finance; promoting the cause of green and sustainable finance in their personal actions; and to support the work and goals of Guernsey Green Finance.
20 for 20 members will support leadership development and green finance education in the island. Guernsey Green Finance is organising a conference in the island next month, and rolling out education courses, with the aim to increase understanding of sustainable business and how Guernsey can support its development, both on and off the island.
Guernsey Green Finance is a member of United Nations’ Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S), a network of the world’s leading finance centres seeking to accelerate green and sustainable finance.
Guernsey Green Finance and the Guernsey Financial Services Commission launched the world-first Guernsey Green Fund product in 2018, which provides a means of identifying investment vehicles which meet its eligibility criteria for green investing.
Dr Andy Sloan, Chairman of Guernsey Green Finance, said: “I’m delighted to announce the latest members to join our Guernsey Green network. Their roles within the island’s funds industry mean they are ideally positioned to promote and develop the cause of green and sustainable finance in Guernsey and further afield.”