The conference is the 5th edition of a yearly event co-organized by Institut Louis Bachelier and Banque de France, with the participation of Finance For Tomorrow and the Institute for Climate Economics -I4CE.

The objective of the conference is to bring together academics, finance practitioners and regulators, to discuss together research issues related to the integration of climate risks (more generally environmental issues) into macro-economic modelling/forecasting and into the risk assessment of the financial sector.

The conference will take place virtually on December 9th, 2020.
Please note that the event will be held in English.




Master of ceremony: Morgan Després, Deputy Director, Banque de France



9:00-9:10 Introductory remarks

Speaker: Jean-Michel Beacco (CEO – Institut Louis Bachelier)

9:10-9:30 Keynote on the French climate pilot exercise

Speaker: Emmanuelle Assouan (Deputy Director General – Banque de France/Autorité du Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution)

9:30-10:15 ‘A Finance Approach to Climate Stress Testing’ (2020)

Speaker: Mathijs Van Dijk (Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management)

Authors: Henk Jan Reinders, Dirk Schoenmaker and Mathijs A. Van Dijk.

Discussant: Laurent Clerc (Director – Autorité du Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution)

(including Q&A session)

10:15-10:30 Coffee break

10:30-11:00 ‘The Alignment cookbook: a technical review of methodologies assessing portfolio’s alignment with low carbon trajectories or temperature goals’ (2020) and potential future research-related projects

Speakers: Julie Raynaud (Member of the expert network of the Institut Louis Bachelier) and Peter Tankov (ENSAE Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris and Institut Louis Bachelier)

Authors: Julie Raynaud, Stéphane Voisin, Peter Tankov, Anuschka Hilke and Alice Pauthier.

(including Q&A session)

11:00-12:15 Alignment assessment methodologies – use cases, limits and the way forward

  • Pierre-François Weber (Deputy Director – Banque de France).
  • Gianfranco Gianfrate (EDHEC Business School)
  • Irene Monasterolo (Vienna University of Economics and Business, IIASA)
  • Julian Kölbel (University of Zurich).

Moderator: Anuschka Hilke (Institute for Climate Economics – I4CE)

(including Q&A session)

12:15-12:25 “Paris financial center alignment to the Paris Agreement: the role of research to go from responsibility to impact” 

Speaker: Anne-Claire Roux (Managing Director – Finance for Tomorrow)



14:00-14:30 ‘Indebted to nature: Exploring biodiversity risks for the Dutch financial sector’ (2020)

Speaker: Danijela Piljic, DeNederlandscheBank (Economist – Dutch central bank)

Authors: Joris van Toor, Danijela Piljic, Guan Schellekens, Mark van Oorschot and Marcel Kok.

(including Q&A session)

14:30-14:45 Award of the Banque de France Prize for Young Researchers in Green Finance

Message by Sylvie Goulard (Deputy Governor – Banque de France)

Short presentation by the Laureate

14:45-16:00 Biodiversity and financial risks – A new frontier?

  • Irene Alvarado Quesada (Environmental Statistics Unit – Banco Central de Costa Rica)
  • Maud Abdelli (Initiative Lead – WWF Switzerland)
  • Julien Calas (Senior Biodiversity Research Officer – Agence Française de Développement)
  • Katie Kedward (UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose)

Moderator: Romain Svartzman (Economist – Banque de France)

(including Q&A session)

16:00-16:15 Concluding remarks

Speaker: Morgan Després (Deputy Director – Banque de France)



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