In line with the global commitments made at COP 21, keeping global warming below 2 degrees will involve a massive reorientation of investment in the coming years. Climate change already brings both risks and opportunities for finance professionals. Whether they be bankers, insurers, investors or service providers, all financial players must now take the climate into account in their businesses. This transformation of finance is already under way, but it will need to accelerate.
The Institut Louis Bachelier*, a leading research network in economics and finance, has hosted several research programmes around climate finance since its creation in 2008. The Institute is now launching a MOOC (Climate: a challenge for finance) that provides fundamental insights on finance and climate. This MOOC is aimed at financial professionals and Master students who want to have an accurate and up-to-date transversal view of the climate change issue in the financial sphere. Divided into six sequences, it will address the challenges and risks related to climate change, solutions to make the various financial sectors greener, the role of public and private financing, the international financial dimension and the need for financial systems to evolve.
Project manager for climate change, Caisse des Dépôts
Consultant for climate change Caisse des Dépôts, president of I4CE, Institute for climate economics
CAROLINE LE MEAUX, CFA
Pensions and solidarity department – Investment and Accounting Department
Institut For Climate Economics Director of Industry, Energy and Climate I4CE Programme, Institute for Climate Economics
Director in charge of financial stability in the general direction of treasure
Head of Climate Division at AFD (Agence Française de Développement)
Finance and Treasury Director, SNCF
Director of Sustainable Development – Groupe Crédit Agricole S.A