Making sense of green finance - how a smarter financial sector can contribute to the net zero transition

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In January 2022, EDHEC Business School has launched a new online monthly speaker series on “The Future of Finance”. The objective is to address the most recent advances in the financial industry and discuss how finance can be a powerful tool for tackling key economic and social challenges. To do so, this series gather all year long international renowned industry experts and academic scholars reflecting the research culture and intellectual commitment of EDHEC. The targeted audience is the current EDHEC Business School finance graduate students, the EDHEC alumni, and the members of the enlarged EDHEC community and guests.

On February 14, 2023, EDHEC welcomed Jean Boissinot, deputy director (financial stability) at Banque de France and Head of the NGFS Secretariat on "Making sense of green finance - how a smarter financial sector can contribute to the net zero transition"

Green and sustainable finance has become a mainstream trend in the financial sector. Yet, its role in the transition remains poorly understood and its value is something being questioned. Jean drew from a first-hand experience in the development of the global policy agenda and his involvement into various private sector initiatives to propose an understanding of what to expect (and what not to expect) from green and sustainable finance. His talk drew from this recent book "La Finance verte" published in November 2022 (édition Dunod).

EDHEC Discussants were David Zerbib, EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute Affiliate Member, Associate Professor, EDHEC Business School and Emmanuel Jurczenko, Director of Graduate Finance Programmes, EDHEC Business School