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The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative and Finance for Tomorrow, Paris EUROPLACE’s initiative on green and sustainable finance, are joining forces for three days of action on sustainable finance in the city where decisive commitments on climate change were made in 2015. Join us to gain insight on the most innovative initiatives aimed to accelerate the financing of the UN SDGs & Paris Climate Agenda! 

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The 5th edition will take place on Friday, November 29th at the Palais Brongniart in Paris.
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More than +1500 Participants

More than +100 Speakers

+50 Countries represented

25 Topical Sessions

More than +1M Media Coverage Views
Climate Finance Day - 28 Nov. 2018

Conference Moderator

Pierre DUCRET, Chair, I4CE and Board Member, Finance for Tomorrow

Registration and Welcome Coffee
08:30  -  09:00

Registration and Welcome Coffee

Welcoming Remarks
09:00  -  09:10

Welcoming Remarks

Philippe ZAOUATI, Chair, Finance for Tomorrow & CEO, Mirova

09:10  -  09:30


Brune POIRSON, Secretary of State attached to the Minister of State, Minister of Ecological and Solidary Transition

Discussion – Aligning capital flows: Are we on track ?
09:30  -  10:45


Aligning capital flows: Are we on track ?

This session will be sequenced as a talk show divided between fireside chats, one to one interview and insights from experts.
The mobilization of the financial community is a major component of the Paris Agreement and condition to the achievement of global climate goals. Three years later, it is essential to measure progresses and to sustain the worldwide momentum. This session will aim to take stock on action and to check if the global financing dynamics are in line with the 2°C trajectory over the long-term. It will showcase experts’ feedback, highlight concrete and innovative projects, and will propose a “forward-looking” approach for the fight against climate change.

Moderator: Audrey PULVAR, Chair, Fondation pour la Nature et l’Homme

Spotlight: What does real economy expect from climate finance?
10:45  -  11:00


What does real economy expect from climate finance?

Gilles SCHNEPP, Chairman of the Board, Legrand

Coffee Break
11:00  -  11:15

Coffee Break

Keynote Speech
11:15  -  11:30

Keynote Speech

Eric LOMBARD, Chief Executive Officer, Caisse des Dépôts

Plenary Session: Central Banks and Supervisors input on greening the financial system
11:30  -  12:30

Plenary Session:

Central Banks and Supervisors input on greening the financial system

Central Banks and Supervisors play a unique role in the financial system, securing its overall structure and mobilizing capita, on the global as well as the local level. Through the “Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System” (NGFS), their collaboration at an international scale is a potent signal for the development of an adequate policy framework for sustainable finance. Which tools can supervisors and regulators use to ease the transition towards a low carbon economy? This session will aim to present the networks’ activities with a high-level analysis of regulators objectives and progresses.

Moderator: Sylvie GOULARD, Deputy-Governor, Banque de France

Keynote Speech
12:30  -  12:45

Keynote Speech

Philippe BRASSAC, Chief Executive Officer, Crédit Agricole SA

Networking Lunch
12:45  -  14:30

Networking Lunch

Breakout 1: Private Equity for Green
14:30  -  15:45

Breakout 1:

Private Equity for Green

Facing climate change, economic players need support from the financial sector to transform their business strategies and models. Only inventive financial products will be able to foster innovation. Private equity players are on the first line to take risks and to provide businesses with patient capital and strategic support. The parallel session on Private Equity for Green will highlight best practices to scale up funding toward companies’ sustainable projects.

Moderator: Dominique GAILLARD,Chairman of the Executive Board, Ardian, Chairman, France Invest

Breakout 2: Green Loans Development
14:30  -  15:45

Breakout 2:

Green Loans Development

Following green bonds creations, 10 years ago, green loans appeared very recently to finance green activities and assets. How can they be implemented, what are there useful for and what could be their impact? The parallel session on “Green Loans” will study how banks can innovate to develop efficient and practical financing tools, helping companies to transform their practices and build sustainable business models.

Moderator : Sébastien SOLEILLE, Global Head of Energy Transition and Environment, BNP Paribas

Side-Event: Fintech for Tomorrow
14:30  -  15:45

Side-Event: Fintech for Tomorrow

Finance for Tomorrow wants to leverage the digital transition to contribute to the green transition. The fight against climate change requires to mobilize our capacity to innovate, to imagine new solutions, and to change scale. Therefore, Finance for Tomorrow brings the innovation topic at the heart of Climate Finance Day with the launch of a Challenge “Fintech for Tomorrow”, to identify fintech projects able to accelerate the financing of the energy and ecological transition.

Coffee Break
15:45  -  16:00

Coffee Break

Plenary Session: “Mainstreaming” Climate for a low-carbon and inclusive economy
16:00  -  17:15

Plenary Session:

“Mainstreaming” Climate for a low-carbon and inclusive economy

organized by the Climate Action in Financial Institutions Initiative

The Climate Action in Financial Institutions initiative is a coalition of public and private financial institutions around the globe aiming to adopt a pathway to systematically integrate or “Mainstream” climate change considerations across their strategies, programs and operations. Organized by I4CE, the Secretariat of the initiative, the session will focus on the impact of commitments on business models, on organizational strategies, and in fine on local projects. How can financial institutions build a sustainable business model contributing to the transition to a low-carbon and inclusive economy?

Moderator: Benoit LEGUET, CEO, I4CE

Fire-side chat
17:15  -  17:30

Fire-side chat:

“Network of financial centers for sustainability: a new impulse for sustainable finance”

Moderator: Nick ROBINS, Professor of Practice in Sustainable Finance, LSE

Closing Session
17:30  -  18:00

Closing Session

Anne HIDALGO, Mayor of Paris, Chair of C40
François VILLEROY DE GALHAU, Governor, Banque de France

Cocktail reception & networking
18:00  -  19:00

Cocktail reception & networking

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The Palais Brongniart is a historic monument built in 1826. The location effectively served as the lungs of financial activities in the 19thcentury, and is now one of the foremost convention and events centers in Paris.

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