Project Description

Laura Heuston – Senior Advisor

Laura is a Co-Founder of SustainabilityWorks, a boutique sustainability consulting firm that offers a unique blend of skills and experience across sustainable finance and sustainability strategy, policy, innovation and communications. A Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a Chartered Tax Consultant, for most of her career Laura specialised in working with companies in the renewable energy and energy efficiency finance sectors, advising them on international M&A transactions, financing and corporate structures.

In 2017, she authored a report on the opportunity for the Irish international financial services sector in relation to green finance, and she subsequently pivoted her career to focus wholly on the sustainable finance agenda. Her areas of specialism are ESG, responsible investment, responsible banking, energy efficiency finance and global sustainable finance and global sustainable finance policy and regulation. She advises financial services firms and real economy corporates on sustainability and sustainable finance, from strategy to implementation, and she lectures on sustainable finance with the University College Dublin (UCD) Smurfit Graduate Business School. She is on the Board of the Irish Green Building Council and is a member of the Investment Committee for the Temporis Capital Aurora renewable energy fund.