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Sustainable Finance In Jersey

DepartmentDepartment for the Economy
Start date04/03/2024
End date26/04/2024
Type of consultationGreen paper
Deadline for comments26/04/2024

About the consultation

​​​​​A sustainable finance policy and regulatory framework is being developed whi​ch balances and develops different sustainable finance objectives, including:

  • continuing to protect and promote Jersey as an international finance centre (IFC)
  • dealing with increasing expectations that the finance sector will take account of environmental factors such as climate change, loss of biodiversity and pollution prevention
  • ensuring that long-term investments are in sustainable economic activities
  • considering the social impact of activities and helping reduce inequality and poverty, increase inclusion, and investment in people and communities
  • ensuring that public and private institutions include social and environmental considerations in all decisions they make

This consultation aims to gather the views of businesses and employees in the finance services sector and in the wider economy and community. The feedback should be on the possible levels of Government intervention in four main policy areas:

  • corporate sustainability disclosures
  • risk and governance considerations
  • anti-greenwashing and labelling
  • use of strategic enablers

Consultation paper on designing a policy and regulatory framework for sustainable finance in Jersey​

Background to the Sustainable Finance Policy Framework

The growth of sustainable finance is a global trend, presenting significant market opportunities and reshaping the markets in which Jersey operates.

Globally, meeting the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 or achieving net ​zero emissions by 2050 will require more than $10 trillion in annual average spending. To achieve that level of financing, both public and private capital will be required.

Government's Financial Services Policy Framework recognises that Jersey, as an IFC, has a central role to play in supporting the global transition to carbon net zero as well as supporting Jersey’s own commitments under the Paris AgreementWe therefore must deliver a legislative and regulatory framework which aligns our industry to the international standards and obligations for sustainable finance.

How to submit comments to the consultation

This consultation is now closed. 

Data Pro​tection

The information you provide will be processed in compliance with the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018. 

Find more information in the Department for the Economy Privacy Notice.
The Government of Jersey may quote or publish responses to this consultation but will not publish the name and addresses of individuals without consent. 

Types of publishing may include:

  • sending to other interested parties on request
  • sending to the Scrutiny Office
  • quoting in a published report
  • reporting in the media
  • publishing on the Government website
  • listing on a consultation summary

Confidential responses will still be included in any summary of statistical information received and views expressed.

Under the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011, information submitted to this consultation may be released if a Freedom of Information request requires it, but no personal data may be released.

Child Rights Impact Assessme​​nt

The decision to publish the consultation does not have a direct effect on children and young people. Formation of a sustainable finance policy may indirectly impact children and young persons some way into the future when the benefits of encouraging such a regime are felt more widely globally.

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