Economist and sustainable finance expert Dr Andy Sloan
Andy is an expert reviewer for the International Panel on Climate Change’s (‘IPCC’) Assessment Round Six, he established and chairs Guernsey’s green finance initiative, and represents Guernsey at the United Nations’ Finance Centres for Sustainability network. Andy is passionate about the natural environment and is a champion of green finance as a route for Guernsey to prosper economically and play its proper part in funding the transition to a global low carbon economy.
Andy is presently Deputy CEO at Guernsey Finance and was previously Director of Financial Stability & International Policy Advisor at the GFSC and the States of Guernsey Economist. Andy graduated Birmingham, Cambridge and Hull Universities and holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Engineering and Economics as well as a PhD in Economics.
Marc Laine founder of ESI Monitor said. “We are so pleased to be able to announce Andy’s appointment. We recognise his environmental passion and drive to develop sustainable finance in Guernsey. Andy’s appointment also sends a message similar to that of Mark Carney’s appointment as UK Government climate change adviser. Both demonstrate that sustainability is now mainstream in finance for businesses that wish to survive and prosper. “In October Mark Carney said “Companies that don’t adapt will go bankrupt without question.”
Dr Andy Sloan commented “In post COVID 19 times, fighting climate change is not an optional extra and whilst green finance is a major opportunity to develop our economy, it’s vital that all firms do everything reasonably possible to support this goal. To be successful, island businesses need to demonstrate that they operate to the highest standards aligned to green finance and environmental principles. Guernsey businesses need to have benchmarked environmental accreditation and prepare to disclose their environmental impact publicly in the future. Marc’s demonstrated real leadership and achieved so much progress already with ESI Monitor, moving Guernsey’ business forward with their environment and social credentials, in a short time. I’m delighted to join his Board and looking forward to bringing my climate change expertise to ESI Monitor to help continue to fight the good fight locally.”