#6th edition

Spearheading financial innovations for the green transition, the European financial industry should mobilize to support the implementation of the green deal and serve the needs of the real economy.

Placed under the High Patronage of Mr Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic and under the Patronage of the French Minister for the Economy and Finance,

the 6th Climate Finance Day will be fully dedicated to these issues with the theme:
“Sustainable Finance: How to reboot the European real economy?”.

This year’s edition will focus on the EU policies as well as local issues. It will also showcase public and private financial mechanisms and tools available or to be designed in order to meet the needs of the different sectors of the European economy.

Due to COVID 19 and the Government restrictions, this year edition will be an hybrid event (onsite at the Palais Brongniart and online). On-site participation will be available for a limited number of participants (with all the restrictions and health measures in France). For the participants who can't physically attend, we offer a free access online.


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Part 1 I 10:00 - 11:00

How can the sustainable finance reboot the European economy and support a fair transition ?

Part 2 I 11:30 - 12:30

Make the Green Deal finance the real economy and the territories

Fireside chat 

Part 3 I 14:15 - 15:30

Parallel sessions :

- On the way to carbon neutrality: financing negative emissions
- Finance and Biodiversity
- Fintech for green & Fintech for Tomorrow Challenge Awards

Part 4 I 16:00 - 17:00

How capital markets are integrating the green transition


An overview of the program of the day, discover the full program below

Our speakers

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Yves Perrier

Deputy General Manager of Crédit Agricole S.A., Head of Asset Management and Property and supervisor of Group Societal Project

Louis Boulanger

Head of Institut Louis Bachelier DataLab

Helena Vines Fiestas

Global Head of Stewardship and Policy, member of Experts Group at European Commission, Deputy Head of Sustainability, BNP PARIBAS

Laszlo Varro

Chief Economist, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Marc Sadler

Manager of the Climate Funds Management unit, World Bank.

Juliette Nouel

Journalist specialised in climate change and biodiversity issues

Pascal Canfin

Chair of then Environment, Heath and food safety committee – European Parliament

Agustin Silvani

Senior Vice-Président, Conservation Finance

Nabil Hmama

Founder, QLAY

Gwendolyn Yu

Gwen Yu, Head of Engagement Transformation, Group Company Engagement, BNP Paribas

Rachel Kolbe Semhoun

Sustainability Director, InVivo Group Development Director, InVivo Foundation

Matthew Reed

Head of Development, Sustainable Finance, EDF

Marcel Haag

Director Horizontal policies at DG FISMA – European Commission.

Anthony Attia

CEO Euronext Paris, Global Head of Listing & Post Trade

Sebastien Soleille

Global Head of Energy Transition and Environment, BNP Paribas

Julie Evain

Research Fellow, Finance, Investment and Climate, I4CE

Hugh Wheelan

Co-founder, Response Global Media Managing Editor, Responsible Investor, Managing Editor , ESG Magazine

Ivo Mulder

Head, Climate Finance Unit, UNEP

Olivia Gregoire

Secretary of State for responsible Economy and corporate responsibilty, attached to the Minister of the Economy, Finance and the Recovery

Philippe Taffin

Chief Investment Officer, Aviva France & Chair of the Challenge

Marion Nibourel

Director of La Place Fintech

Thomas Cottinet

Head of ECOLAB, Ministry of Ecological Transition

Valérie Quiniou-Ramus

Executive Director for Prospective and Research, ADEME

Marianne Haahr

Managing Director, GDFA

Emilie Alberola

Director Research and Innovation–EcoAct Group

Pascal Lagarde

Executive Director in charge of International Affairs, Strategy, Development and Research, BPI France

Claude Letourneau

President and CEO, Svante

Martin Berg

Partner, Pollination

Florence Lustman

President of the French Insurance Federation (FFA)

Marine de Bazelaire

Head of Sustainability, HSBC Europe

Camille Putois

CEO, Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG)

Mairead McGuinness

Commissioner for Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union, European Commission

Anne-Sophie Castelnau

Head of Wholesale Banking, ING in France

Christina Friborg

Executive Vice President and Head of Sustainability, SSAB

Kristina Jeromin

Managing Director of the Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster Germany & Deputy chairwoman of the German government's Sustainable Finance Advisory Board

Patrick Pouyanné

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer - TOTAL SA

Nicolas Namias

Chief Executive Officer, Natixis & member of the Management Board of BPCE

Philippe Mills

CEO, SFIL & President, European Association of Public Banks (EAPB)

Eric Lombard

CEO, Caisse des Dépôts Group

Ambroise Fayolle

Vice-President, European Investment Bank (EIB)

Anne-Claire Roux

Managing Director, Finance for Tomorrow

Thierry Déau

Chair, Finance for Tomorrow & Founder and CEO, Meridiam

Anne Hidalgo

Mayor of Paris

Sagarika Chatterjee

Director of Climate Change, Principles for Responsible Investment and COP26 High Level Climate Action Champions Team

Thanh-Tâm Lê

Managing Director, Climate-KIC SAS & Director for the Mediterranean, EIT Climate-KIC

François Villeroy de Galhau

Governor, Banque de France

Jean-Jacques Barberis

Head of institutional and corporate clients division, Amundi, and Vice-President Finance for Tomorrow

Frédéric Oudéa

CEO, Société Générale

Bruno Le Maire

French Minister of the Economy, Finance and the Recovery

Augustin de Romanet

Chairman and CEO, Group Aéroport de Paris (ADP) and Chairman, Paris EUROPLACE

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17 September 2021

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"The infrastructure that we are building today have to:
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