The Dublin summit heard that just 100 companies are responsible for 70%   of global carbon emissions. Photograph: Getty Images

The need for financial systems to change to address climate issues is obvious given that just 100 companies are responsible for 70 per cent of global (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe (centre) with Stephen Nolan, chief executive of Sustainable Nation Ireland, and Kirsten Dunlop, chief executive of EIT Climate-KIC. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

A UN programme that encourages global financial centres to place “sustainable and green finance” at the heart of their operations and help fight clima(...)

Stephen Nolan, CEO of Sustainable Nation Ireland, Kirsten Dunlop, CEO of   EIT Climate-Kic, Colin Hunt of AIB and Aideen O’Hora, director of Sustainable Nation Ireland. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

AIB has teamed up with Sustainable Nation Ireland and an EU public-private partnership, EIT Climate-KIC, to fund a programme in Dublin that aims to su(...)

US president Donald Trump. His controversial stance on climate change has seemingly galvanised action on the issue. File photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

The US president Donald Trump is proving to be a valuable – if unlikely – asset in the fight against climate change, the head of Europe’s main climate(...)