Sustainable Finance Week, organised by Guernsey Finance, will inspire and educate the community with dedicated arts and student events.
The island’s sixth-form students will have the opportunity to hear from industry-leading climate scientist Professor Martin Siegert.
Professor Siegert is Co-Director of the Grantham Institute. Previously, he was Director of the Bristol Glaciology Centre at Bristol University, where he is now a visiting Professor, and Head of the School of GeoSciences at Edinburgh University, where he now holds an Honorary Professorship.
He will speak at The Ladies’ College and Grammar Sixth Form Centre on Tuesday, 20th September, about climate and environmental science, translating research into real-world impact and how the next generation will be able to support the industry in years to come.
A public lecture with Professor Siegert, organised by La Société Guernésiais, will also take place as part of the Sustainable Finance Week fringe schedule on Tuesday from 7 – 8pm at The Ladies College. He will talk about his research in Antarctica, what it tells us about climate change and the actions we need to take.
The island’s students will share their views at the Great Climate Change Debate event, open to all secondary school students, which is taking place at The Ladies’ College on Wednesday, 21st September, from 4:30 – 6pm.
Guernsey Finance’s Head of Strategy & Sustainable Finance Stephanie Glover (pictured) said: “We’re delighted to be hosting Professor Siegert and have the opportunity to inspire the next generation. It’s crucial that as well as educating today’s leaders on green and sustainable finance, we ensure the transition is protected in years to come with Guernsey’s future leaders.”