Envisaging Tomorrow’s Guernsey – Harnessing Five Key Drivers Shaping the Future

In a fast changing world with rapid shifts taking place in every aspect of business and society, what steps can Guernsey take to secure a vibrant and positive future for all its citizens? As a futurist, it may come as no surprise that I believe envisaging Guernsey’s future requires a foresight-driven, knowledge-based, and innovation-centred approach to drive sustainable development and growth. In the face of disruption and uncertainty, the approach must lay the foundations for a range of ‘possible futures.’ So what are some of the forces that Guernsey can harness to help shape a positive future? Here I explore five key forces of change, and the associated actions Guernsey can implement to take advantage of them.

Debut fund for foodtech investor, Synthesis Capital, receives Guernsey Green Fund status

Foodtech and alternative protein investor Synthesis Capital has chosen to launch its debut fund as a Guernsey Green Fund.
Synthesis Capital Fund I LP’s final close had commitments in excess of US$300 million.
The pioneering fund, which will look to back technology solutions that will help global food system and environmental challenges, was oversubscribed and has attracted investment from institutional investors, corporate partners, family offices and high-net-worth angel investors.

Debut fund for foodtech investor, Synthesis Capital, receives Guernsey Green Fund status

Foodtech and alternative protein investor Synthesis Capital has chosen to launch its debut fund as a Guernsey Green Fund.
Synthesis Capital Fund I LP’s final close had commitments in excess of US$300 million.
The pioneering fund, which will look to back technology solutions that will help global food system and environmental challenges, was oversubscribed and has attracted investment from institutional investors, corporate partners, family offices and high-net-worth angel investors.

South Africa Update – Grant McLeod, June 2022

Investment managers in South Africa continue to be attracted by the opportunity to reinvest outside of the country and to encourage capital from overseas institutions and high-net-worth individuals into the country – and are finding that Guernsey investment funds are the perfect fit for their ambitions. In his latest Business Development blog, WE ARE GUERNSEY South Africa Representative Grant McLeod takes us through the agency’s latest roadshow in the region, when the delegation shared these messages and generated further opportunities for the island..

GFSC takes ‘another step forward’ in its sustainable finance remit

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission’s (GFSC) membership of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosure (TNFD) is ‘another step forward on an exciting journey’ to doing global good, says Guernsey Finance’s Head of Sustainable Finance.
Stephanie Glover says the development demonstrates that the GFSC is further building on an already strong contribution to the island being a good global citizen and leader in this space.
The Commission’s application was accepted in May.