Ireland could generate 10,000 green collar jobs by 2015
Green Growth Partners
GREEN GROWTH FORUM 2013
Fostering and Financing
Friday, 25 January 2013
Convention Centre, Dublin
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS BELOW
Ireland could generate 10,000 green collar jobs by 2015
ICT industry’s bold goal to boost energy efficiency by factor of 1,000
UK energy deal could power industrialisation of Ireland’s Midlands
Europe would need to invest stg£70bn pa to move to renewable energy
Thierry Van Landegem, chairman of the board of GreenTouch
Thierry Van Landegem, Part 1:
Thierry Van Landegem, Part 2:
Dr Eddie O'Connor, Founder and Chief Executive, Mainstream Renewable Power
Eddie O'Connor, Part 1:
Eddie O'Connor, Part 2:
John Gibbs, Senior Partner, PwC Global Renewable Energy Practice
John Gibbs, Part 1:
John Gibbs, Part 2:
Panel 1 highlights, Part 1: Creating technology for a sustainable future
Panel 1 highlights, Part 2: Dublin’s journey towards being a sustainable city
Panel 2 highlights: Financing green innovation
Panel 3 highlights: The green energy export opportunity for Ireland
PJ Rudden, Group Energy & Environment director, RPS
PJ Rudden is Group Energy & Environment director for RPS in Ireland. He chairs the all-Ireland Strategy Board for RPS across all business units. He has more than 30 years of experience in the Irish energy and environment business, having been significantly involved in many national infrastructural developments. He is RPS project director to the EU Commission for the Management of the EU Green Capital City project across the 27 member states. He is also project director for the Irish-Scottish Links Energy Study (ISLES) on offshore renewables (wind, wave and tidal) for the three governments off the coasts of Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland. He served as president of Engineers Ireland in 2011/2012.
Paul Lynam, chief executive officer, Siemens Ireland
Paul Lynam became chief executive officer of Siemens Ireland in November 2010, having previously been chief financial officer since July 2008. Having completed a BSc in analytical science and a post-graduate diploma in business studies, Paul began his career in 1990 with Smurfit Ireland and then joined Smurfit Germany in 1991. While at Smurfit, Paul completed an MBA in 2001. He moved to Kappa Packaging, Germany, as a director of sales from 2003 to 2005. Paul then joined Siemens Ireland in the capacity of commercial manager, Energy & Transportation.
|Paul Harris, head of Natural Resource Risk Management, Bank of Ireland Global Markets|
Paul Harris has more than 25 years of trading and structuring experience across bond and derivatives markets, and is currently responsible for the structuring and delivery of hedging solutions and investment products in energy commodities and environmental markets. He established the carbon capability of Bank of Ireland in 2004. One of the key architects of Ireland's Green IFSC initiative, Paul chairs the Carbon & Markets Expert Group. He is also a member of the Revenue Technical Group on Emissions Trading and co-course director of the DCU post-graduate certificate on sustainable energy finance, which he designed. Over the last two years, Paul has worked in conjunction with the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources to develop the Energy Efficiency PAYS initiative. He has a particular interest in climate bonds, monetising sequestered carbon, securitising weather risk and natural capital.
|Steven A. Falci, head of strategy development, sustainable investment, Kleinwort Benson|
Steven Falci oversees the development of Kleinwort Benson Investors sustainable investment products and strategic priorities. He is a senior investment professional with over 25 years of broad experience overseeing investment teams and managing assets at a large pension fund, an institutional asset manager and a mutual fund company. Prior to joining the firm, Steven was CIO, Equities with the Calvert Group, where he oversaw the equity and asset allocation portfolios for the largest family of sustainable and responsible mutual funds in the US. Steven has a BS and MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University, an MA from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
|Jeff Smith, chief executive officer, HSG Zander Ireland and UK (Bilfinger SE)|
Jeff Smith is CEO at HSG Zander Ireland and UK, part of the Bilfinger Group, the international engineering and services group. As CEO to the boards of the Irish and UK companies, Jeff provides their strategic direction, and focuses on business development. With a proven track record of success in the facilities management (FM) marketplace spanning more than 20 years, Jeff also has a successful record of growing and developing businesses within the FM marketplace in Ireland, the UK, Germany and the Middle East. During his managerial career, Jeff completed an MBA in facilities management at the Dublin Institute of Technology in 2002.
|Prof Patrick Fitzpatrick, head of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, UCC|
Patrick Fitzpatrick is a mathematician with a bachelor's degree from the University of Surrey and a doctorate from the Australian National University. He has been a member of the academic staff at University College Cork (UCC) for more than 30 years, and has spent time as visiting professor at Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France, and at Mount Holyoke and Amherst Colleges in Massachusetts in the US. He has been head of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science at UCC since 2005. He is also the chair of the Steering Group of Energy Cork, and director of UCC's Centre for Global Development.
|Mark Bennett, Green Business Officer, Dublin City Council|
Mark Bennett is the Green Business Officer for Dublin City Council, working on projects including the Green IFSC, SEAI Sustainable Energy Communities and The Green Way cleantech cluster. He is also involved in Smart City projects and manages Sustainability Reporting for the City. He has previously worked in the public and private sectors in the US, UK and Italy in addition to traineeships with the US EPA and the European Commission. Mark holds a BA in Environmental Science from Trinity College, an MSc in International Management from King's College London and Grad Cert in Sustainable Energy Finance from Dublin City University. He is also Chairman of ECO UNESCO, the environmental education charity.
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