UCD Smurfit School Professor wins Irish Sustainable Finance Person of the Year Award 2019
Professor Andreas Hoepner and Dawn Slevin accept the 2019 Irish Sustainable Finance Person of the Year Awards.
UCD Smurfit School Professor Andreas Hoepner was honoured with the Irish Sustainable Finance Person of the Year Award 2019 at the Climate Finance Week Ireland Conference held in Iveagh House on November 4, 2019.
Professor Hoepner, the only academic appointed to the EU’s Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance, DG FISMA, shared the award with Dawn Slevin, Managing Director at Environmental Liability Solutions Europe Ltd., who also holds a place on the TEG.
"Having only arrived in the Republic of Ireland in 2017, I am deeply honoured to have received the Irish Sustainable Finance Person of the Year Award,” said Hoepner who is also Chair in Operational Risk, Banking & Finance at UCD Smurfit School.
The award recognises individuals who have made the most significant impact on the field of sustainable finance in the Republic of Ireland in the respective year. The award was presented during the annual gala dinner of Sustainable Nation Ireland in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
“My work in the European Commission's Technical Expert Group (TEG) for Sustainable Finance was both intellectually challenging and great fun,” continued Hoepner. “Receiving a significant honour for this now and joining a prestigious list of awardees motivates me even more to teach our students and other relevant stakeholders about the EU's net climate-neutral ambitions and how to achieve these with Climate Transition Investing (CTI)."
Professor Hoepner addressed attendees at the Climate Finance Week Ireland Conference.