Jim Arigho, Director, Energy, Climate Action & Infrastructure, Allied Irish Banks
Jim Arigho is a Director in the Energy, Climate Action & Infrastructure Team in Allied Irish Banks. Jim has been with AIB for over 13 years working in both Project Finance and Acquisition Finance. Jim has been involved in numerous Debt Financings including Onshore & Offshore Wind, Biomass, Anaerobic Digestion and Waste to Energy. In addition to funding green assets, as part of AIB's pledge to 'Do More' with regard to Sustainability, Jim is involved in driving the climate action agenda across the non-Retail parts of the AIB Group. Jim holds an MBA from the Smurfit Business School and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from University College Dublin.
Andreas Hoepner, Full Professor of Operational Risk, Banking & Finance at Smurfit Graduate Business School of UCD
Andreas is Full Professor of Operational Risk, Banking & Finance at the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School & the Lochlann Quinn School of Business of University College Dublin (UCD), serves on the schools’ management team as Vice Principal for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), and is a named supervisor for UCD’s SFI Centre for Research Training in Machine Learning. Prof. Hoepner is serving on the European Union’s Platform on Sustainable Finance (PSF) as one of five independent members (i.e. appointed in personal capacity instead of representing a legal entity). Prior to PSF, Andreas served as independent member on the Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance. In his TEG role, he co-invented ‘EU Climate Transition / Paris-Aligned Investing’ by aligning investment strategies across asset classes with the IPCC’s 1.5°C trajectory (with no or limited overshoot).
Before joining UCD in June 2017, Andreas was Associate Professor of Finance at the ICMA Centre of Henley Business School (2013-17), where he remains a Visiting Professor of Finance. He is also Visiting Professor in Financial Data Science at the University of Hamburg, serves as a board member of the Financial Data Science Association (having been its inaugural chair in 2015-16) and educates investment professionals as Scientific Co-Director of the Chartered Financial Data Scientist (CFDS) and the Certificate in Sustainable Investing and Finance (CSIF) of the German Investment Association (DVFA).