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Women in Finance Dublin Are Going Green

September 10, 2019 | Celen Ebru Paytoncular

Women in Finance Dublin are proud to be in partnership with the CCD and Rabobank to ensure sustainable efforts are made at the conference.

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Women in Finance Dublin is a cutting-edge event, designed to drive change, ignite ambition and shift the dial on gender balance at the top of financial services companies throughout Ireland.
This year, Women in Finance Dublin will be taking place at The Convention Centre Dublin, who value sustainability and advocate food provenance. The CCD pride themselves in actively upholding these values by working closely with suppliers across Ireland to ensure the quality of food at their venue provides optimal nutritional value and fresh ingredients for our delegates. 
The CCD are committed to providing delegates with a range of healthy options and services, using only the finest of locally sourced produce that takes minimal time and energy for this produce to be delivered from farm to fork. Their efforts were recognised in 2017 as they were awarded a Silver status by the World Obesity Federation’s Healthy Venues Award programme, being the second venue ever to receive this award!

The Farm to Fork Movement

The CCD is supportive of the ‘Farm to Fork’ movement, which encompasses a commitment to food safety, freshness, seasonality and small-farm economics. Each participant in the chain of responsibility has a role to play to ensure food is as safe and fresh as is practically possible. 
The benefits of this movement include fresher, higher quality food flavour and nutritional value; a fresh menu that changes almost weekly and is true to seasonal variety; a hospitality business model dedicated to our farming community and local economy.


Women in Finance Dublin are also pleased to have Rabobank as our lunch sponsor, who were awarded the top spot in global sustainability ranking for major banks earlier this year. Sustainalytics awarded Rabobank with the highest score out of all 294 major banks included in the assessment. 

Rabobank not only ensure that they themselves are responsible in terms of sustainability, but also extend this responsibility to their clients. Both existing and new clients must adhere to Rabobank's sustainability policies or are faced with suspension of their services. 

“When making lending decisions, Rabobank looks at the extent to which a client complies with our sustainability policy. Prospective clients may only become clients if they comply with the policy. Existing clients must also comply. If they do not meet the requirements we enter into a dialogue with them concerning the necessary changes. If the required changes are not made, the bank suspends provision of services. This integration of policy into our lending operations is extremely important to investors.”

- Bas Rüter, Director of Sustainability at Rabobank

Women in Finance Dublin are also doing our part to ensure we are as sustainable as possible. Our freestanding signage that will be exhibited at the event is made from fully recyclable material and lunch will be served in compostable plates and bowls. 

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