Taking Climate into Account – The Corporate Governance of Environmental Sustainability

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Our Climate – Taking Action series are designed to that ensure our clients are kept up to date on the latest insights, trends, case studies, and solutions for professionals across the Irish Public Sector for 2022 and beyond.

This half day seminar will offer participants the opportunity to build on their knowledge and understanding of key challenges facing the public sector in achieving governments climate commitments.

‘Taking Climate into Account – The Corporate Governance of Environmental Sustainability’ will assess the economics of climate change and the cost of sustainability to organisations. It will also discuss Regulating Sustainable Standards, Implementing Best Standards of Reporting, and Sustainable Corporate Governance – The EIA on ESG.



09.30     Welcome Address PAI

09.40     The Economics of Climate Change and the Cost of Sustainability – Jim Power

10.15     Update – Ireland’s Climate Action Plan – a Legal update on Irelands commitment to achieve a legally binding net zero targets by 2050

10.50     Coffee & Networking

11.20     Sustainability Reporting Standards – Promoting ESG, Embedding Ethics and Avoiding Deception – Niall Fitzgerald

11.55     Sustainable Corporate Governance –The EIA on ESG – Tom Ferris, Governance Expert

12.30     Questions & Answers

12.45     Seminar Wrap


Course Tutor 

Jim Power has worked as an economist in the private sector for over 35 years. Jim has worked as Treasury Economist at AIB, Chief Economist at Bank of Ireland Group and Chief Economist Friends First Group. He is a board director of Love Irish Food and lectures on the Full-Time MBA at Smurfit School of Business, UCD.

Jim speaks frequently at conferences on a range of topics including global and domestic macro-economic developments; interest rates; financial markets; the motor industry; agri-food; the economics of climate change and the housing market.


Níall Fitzgerald is head of ethics and governance at Chartered Accountants Ireland. He also serves as an advisory committee member for Accountancy Europe and is co-founder of Chapter Zero Ireland, a non-profit organisation committed to equipping non-executive directors for boardroom based discussion of climate change.



Tom Ferris is an independent consultant economist specialising in Public Sector Governance, Better Regulation and Transport Economics. He was Senior Economist in the Department of Transport until February 2006. Since then, he has undertaken consultancy projects for the World Bank, the OECD and a number of private sector companies. He is an occasional lecturer in public sector economics at University College Galway, University College Cork, and Public Affairs Ireland. He writes regularly for Public Affairs Ireland. He holds a Masters degree in economics from University College Dublin and a Fellowship from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.


Full Course Details

Title: Taking Climate into Account – The Corporate Governance of Environmental Sustainability
Date: Tuesday, July 26th 2022
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
CPD: 3 CPD Hours
Method of Delivery
: Online
Fee: €250



Tailored Training 

All of our open programmes can also be run on an in-house basis. For more information, see our page on In-House Training.




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