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Manchester’s Green Investment Bank advisory panels

The team responsible for Manchester’s Green Investment Bank campaign is creating four advisory panels, which feature some of the city’s top professionals.  The panels will advise the Bank in its mission to fulfil objectives outlined by the Government.

The panels are:

Panel 1 – Financial Services Experts 

Some of Manchester’s most prominent financiers are being lined up to help leverage the Green Bank investments with structured finance options and help engage with advisors in the sector.

Panel 2 – Green Economy Experts

A panel of professionals rich in project appraisal and assessment skills will engage with those at the forefront of green thought leadership. Freethinkers and those with technical and engineering skills will work together to ensure the Green Investment Bank gets the assistance and advice required to make the Manchester location a success.

Panel 3 – Professional Experts

Using the existing pro.manchester membership pool, this panel of experienced professionals will advise on legal affairs, contract law, corporate compliance, risk management, accounts, treasury management, HR, facilities management, information technology and communications management.

Panel 4 – Specialist Recruitment

A team of advisers and recruitment specialists in financial services and professional services familiar with the local and national market place will help appoint a team of over fifty specialists and support staff.

Manchester’s Green Investment Bank campaign team has already rallied support from key advocates in the city, as highlighted in a series of video interviews - click here.

This is the latest move from the campaign team, led by Pro Manchester chief executive John Ashcroft. He said: “The Government has said the Green Investment Bank will be based in a location that offers close proximity to players in the wider green and financial markets. What could be better than to work with the four key advisory panels already in situ here in Manchester.

“We’ve already made headway in appointing some members of the panels from our rich eco system of talent and look forward to announcing key individuals in the near future.”

The team believes that Manchester’s financial and professional services businesses plus the presence of big name players such as RBS Global and BNY Mellon means that the city has the right credentials to create strong advisory panels.

He adds: “There’s an obvious commercial appeal to Manchester that makes it the most viable option for the Green Investment Bank. The city is rich in private sector financiers, green businesses and political decision makers who have a proven track record in working together with success.”

For more information on the Financial and Professional Services sector in Manchester, please click here

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