Sustainable Finance Webinar by Banque de France Representative Office of New York: How to measure the impact that private and public actions may have on climate change and sustainability?

Welcome address by Florence Screve-Szeles, Chief Representative for the Americas. Jean Boissinot, Head of Secretariat of the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) and Deputy Director for Financial Stability at the Banque de France moderated both panel discussions.

PANEL I :  “How can a firm or a public actor commit to addressing climate change?”

Panelists :

  • Alexandre Gautier, Deputy General Secretary of the Banque de France
  • Carine De Boissezon, EDF’s Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Dr. Elaine Buckberg, Chief Economist of General Motors
  • Caroline Flammer, Visiting Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and Associate Professor and Dean’s Research Scholar at Boston University

PANEL II:  “How to assess and monitor transition paths? How to manage risks? How to measure the impact of private sector investment?”

Panelists :

  • Nathalie Aufauvre, Director General for Financial Stability and Operations and Chair of the Climate Change Centre of the Banque de France
  • Frédéric Samama, Chief Responsible Investment Officer at CPR AM, Amundi Group
  • Anne Simpson, Managing Investment Director for Board Governance and Sustainability at CalPERS
  • Rama Variankaval, Head of J.P. Morgan’s Center for Carbon Transition

This webinar was public (on record) and delivered in English.

Please contact for any questions. Thank you for participating in our webinar !

For more information on sustainable finance, please find below a non-exhaustive list of references.

Banque de France and Eurosystem

Other sources

Samama, Frédéric, Patrick Bolton, Marcin Kacperczyk Net Zero Carbon Portfolio alignment, September 16, 2021)

Electricité de France EDF 2020 sustainability report on the website EDF Group taking action as a responsible company

General Motors 2020 sustainability report on the website General Motors Sustainability

Anne Simpson helped promote various initiative among them :

Climate action 100+

UN Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance (UN-PRI)

Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance (convened by the UN)

From Caroline Flammer, some selected academic research in sustainable finance (on ESG screening, integration, shareholder engagement, activism, ESG financial instruments, performance implications, reporting, etc.) on UN-PRI Principles for Responsible Investment website

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