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An impact-driven team of sustainable finance experts from academia and industry 

Dr. Theodor Cojoianu

QUB, SNI & member of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance

Research Co-Lead

Pat Cox

Pat Cox

Former President EU Parliament & Chairman, SNI Societal Impact Champion

Dr. Sergio Garcia-Vega

UCD

Data Scientist

Prof. Andreas Hoepner

UCD & Member of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance

GreenWatch Lead

Dr. Georgiana Ifrim

UCD, Co-lead SFI ML-Labs Centre for Research Training

GreenWatch Co-Lead

Dr. Yanan Lin

UCD

Researcher

Mr. Aaron McDougall

UCD

Research Co-lead

Mr. Cathal McGuinness

UCD

Research Assistant

Mr. Cormac McKenna

UCD

Research Assistant

Mr. Matthew McQuade

UCD

Research Assistant

Ms. Fabiola Schneider

UCD, Sherpa to the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance

Research Co-lead

Ms. Anh Vu

UCD

Researcher

Mr. Ian Walsh

UCD

Research Assistant

Ms. Gabija Zdanceviciute

UCD

Data Scientist

Ms. Oghenekaro Egbamuno

UCD

Communications

Mr. Bobby Treacy

UCD

Research Assistant

Clare McCarrick

UCD

Data Analyst

Srikanth Kondabolu

UCD

Research Assistant

                    Our Vision 

We envision a world where investors can integrate climate transition risk by assessing and monitoring the authenticity of green claims quickly, efficiently, and consistently.

                  Our Mission 

Empowering investors with data to assess the credibility of green claims made by companies accelerating the transition to a climate-neutral economy. GreenWatch AI is a University College Dublin research team dedicated to evaluating and monitoring the authenticity of climate-friendly green claims made by companies through their website, publications, and statements.

         Our values guide us

We are a team of dynamic thinkers dedicated to excellence, value, transparency, and change. As a team, we work to implement climate-change solutions by constantly reinventing our processes and tools to reflect sustainable goals.

The essential words in our mission statement are “assessing green claims,” “authenticity,” and “empowering investors,” we focus on activity tracking and enlightenment. We encourage companies to fulfill their sustainability by holding them accountable, and  reducing the risk of greenwashing. 

Greenwashing Detection: The goal is to protect investors from greenwashing and direct investment to appropriate areas. Greenwashing hampers accurate measurement and meaningful progress towards SDGs. In the context of sustainable finance greenwashing, society may develop a false sense of comfort that we are achieving climate goals; however, the reality is different. This is why GreenWatch developed a tool to detect greenwashing of corporations. 

Sustainable Education: Educating people about sustainable actions, mitigating climate change, and inspiring future environmental scientists, financial advisers, investors, advocates, and leaders by sharing our knowledge. 

Our Funding 

We work diligently to develop a variety of funding sources.

 

GreenWatch was a seed-phase team in Science Foundation Ireland’s AI for Societal Good Challenge, co-funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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GreenWatch AI is a University College Dublin research team.