On Thursday March 11, 2021, the Master 203 Alumni association - Stratefi'203 - is organising, with Juliette Karrer (Master 203 class of 1999, Founder of JKR ) its annual conference on "Fighting for climate change and protecting nature – can sustainable finance be one of the solutions ?" as part of the House of Finance Days.
Climate change, biodiversity loss, natural resources depletion, pollutions of all kinds and origins, Covid-19 crisis.
We are facing real and urgent environmental challenges. All the financial sector largely communicates about its awareness on these issues and the sustainable finance sector is growing at an unprecedented pace.
During this conference, we would like to raise some questions regarding the ability of the financial sector to bring real solutions to these complex challenges. Sustainable Finance, what are we talking about? Is/can Finance an adequate answer to these long-term issues? What are the impacts of Green Investments? Are we able to measure them? Is the classical risk/return model still appropriate to this kind of investments? How to introduce the idea of utility? Should we move towards more binding regulations? Faster?
To try to answer to these complex questions, we are please to welcome Bertrand Badré, Andrea Blackman, Georg Kell, Lucie Pinson and Elree Winnett Seelig who are cutting-edge experts coming from various horizons: bankers, economists, asset-managers, investors, regulators all having a long-term involvement on these subjects.