ESSEC Climate Finance Workshop

November 9, 2021

The ESSEC-Amundi Chair on Asset & Risk Management and

the ESSEC Shaping the Future of Finance Chair organised a


on November 9th, 2021

16.30 to 19.30 (Paris time)

ESSEC Campus of La Défense (and online)


16:30 - 17:45 Panel A - Responsible Investment in times of Climate Urgency

The first panel will discuss the responsibility of investors.

  • How investors define their responsibilities regarding the climate urgency?

  • How are investors contributing to net zero transition? And How investors aligned their investments with Paris Agreement goals?

  • What are the main challenges of implementing Paris Agreement targets?

  • What tools can investors use to accelerate the decarbonization of the economy?

  • How feasible are the pledges to net zero emission?

Amir Sharifi, Head of Energy Transition at Ardian and Chief Investment Officer of Hy24

Caroline Le Meaux, Global Head of ESG Research, Engagement and Voting, Amundi

Laurent Deborde, Head of Equity Portfolio Management & Fund Selection, Caisse des Dépôts

18:00 - 19:30 Panel B - Innovation in Climate Finance

The second panel discusses financial innovation to address climate change

  • What tools have been developed to help investors in reaching the goal of decarbonizing their portfolios?

  • What is carbon offsetting?

  • How to estimate the exposure of financial institutions to climate risk?

  • How can the shareholder engagement and proxy voting help to implementing Paris Agreement targets?

  • Net Zero Commitments Versus Science-Based Targets

  • How to analyse and assess companies targets of decarbonization?

Jonathan Dean, Head of Impact Investing, AXA IM Alts

Pierre-Antoine Machelon, Head of ​Renewables Investment Strategy, Eiffel Investment Group

Jean-Marie Dumas, Head of Fixed Income Solution, Amundi

Natalie Ambrosio Preudhomme, Director, Moody's ESG Solutions