SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Sustainable Finance

Sustainable finance brings together Socially Responsible Investment (SRI), solidarity finance, green finance and is often known as responsible investing. Sustainable finance is mainly focused on the fight against climate change through impact investments and green funds.

“We need to return to a model where finance is a tool for economic development,” says Rainier Brunet

Rainier Brunet is Treasurer of ENGIE Global Markets and Chairman of the Young Leaders of Finance club, which he launched on 16 May 2017. Bertrand Badré, founder and CEO of BlueOrange Capital, made an opening speech at the event. In his words, “finance is a good servant but a bad master”. This...

Under government pressure, Germany's financial industry takes first tentative steps in green finance

On 24 May 2017, Deutsche Börse, which operates the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, unveiled an initiative to promote green finance in Germany's financial markets. Presented as a voluntary commitment, it aims to support the German government's efforts to place green finance high on the agenda of the G20...

A european expert group tasked with building a sustainable financial system

The European Commission's High-Level Expert Group is tasked with issuing a series of recommendations by the end of 2017. The result should be a European financial framework that enables capital flows toward a sustainable economy that addresses social and environmental challenges. It is an extensive...

European green bonds attract investors

According to a study published on March 28th by the Novethic Research Centre with support of ADEME, environmentally themed funds are seeing strong momentum in Europe, with growth of 47% over three years. This represents €22 billion invested across 165 different funds. The most successful of these...