The Swoboda Research Centre welcomes its members, and all interested in the credit union sector in Ireland, Britain and beyond, to participate its next exciting conference, in Dublin on Friday 20th May. The conference is all about how credit union lending can help individuals and businesses with the transition to environmental sustainability. Register for the conference here.
Whether it is homes, offices, vehicle fleets or community facilities, significant investment is required in the coming decade to rapidly reduce harmful fossil fuel emissions in our societies. This will need finance, and credit unions need to lend. We want to look at what credit unions are doing now and what their future lending opportunities will and could be.We have a fantastic line-up of speakers, with Minister of State Seán Fleming offering his reflections on legislative change for credit unions, and the role of credit unions in supporting the green agenda, and:
- The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
- The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI)
- Swoop, a fintech commercial lending intermediary
- Credit union case studies from North America (Clean Energy Federal Credit Union and Vancity Credit Union) and closer to home (Naomh Breandán Credit Union, Cultivate), and a keynote on our purpose (Dundalk Credit Union).
Plus lots of opportunities for Q&A with presenters and discussion between attendees. The full agenda is available here.
This conference will be in-person only. Proceedings will start at 10.00am and finish by 3.30pm. Attendees are encouraged to stay for networking and conversation afterwards. Register for the conference here.
Swoboda’s membership is a diverse range of over 50 credit unions from Ireland and Great Britain, and conference guests will include credit union regulators and policymakers.