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Climate Finance Day: Europe looks to sustainability to reboot the economy

  • 13.11.2020

Against the backdrop of the unprecedented challenges to the world economy in 2020, Finance For Tomorrow, a Paris-based organization leading the charge on a more sustainable future, has organized the 6th edition of their flagship event: Climate Finance Day.

Climate Finance Day 2020

Under the patronage of French President Emmanuel Macron and the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and the Recovery, Climate Finance Day brings together experts in sustainability, public policy, and finance to discuss recent innovations that can advance a green transition.  This year will focus specifically on how sustainable finance can reboot the European Real Economy in light of the COVID-19 health crisis.

This year will focus specifically on how sustainable finance can reboot the European Real Economy in light of the COVID-19 health crisis.

Finance and biodiversity

As a sponsor of the event, BNP Paribas led a panel session on Finance and Biodiversity. Sébastien Soleille, Global Head of Energy Transition and environment BNP Paribas, moderated a panel of experts including and Gwendolyn Yu, Head of Engagement Transformation, Group Company Engagement BNP Paribas. The panel discussed what finance has done in terms of preserving oceans and forests as well as how new initiatives, like the recently implemented TNFD workgroup can increase efforts for biodiversity.

Capital markets and the green transition

Helena VINES FIESTAS, Deputy Head of Sustainability, BNP Paribas, also participated in a panel dedicated to “How capital markets are integrating the green transition?” Along with other financial experts, Vines Fiestas discussed the “Sustainable Finance Action Plan,” and how financial players are placing sustainable finance at the heart of a post-crisis recovery.

Click below to watch interviews with Sébastien Soleille, Global Head of Energy Transition and environment BNP Paribas, Helena Vines Fiestas, Deputy Head of Sustainability, BNP Paribas, following  their participation in Climate Finance Day.

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