FOR A SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Finance for Tomorrow is an initiative led by Paris EUROPLACE and the actors of the Paris Financial Center to promote sustainable finance in France and internationally. This contributes to a shift in financial flows towards a low carbon and inclusive economy, in line with the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

FOR A SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Gérard MESTRALLET

Chairman, Paris EUROPLACE & Chairman of the Board, ENGIE

«In this new international context, marked by the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement and by an increased involvement of Europe and new driving forces – China and India – in favour of the fight against global warming, it is today, more than ever, essential to increase the contribution of the global financial industry to these issues and to consolidate and promote the position of the Paris Financial Center as a world leader in green and sustainable finance.»

Philippe Zaouati

Chairman, Finance for Tomorrow & CEO, Mirova

«Over the past several years, the Paris Financial Center has experienced the development of multiple initiatives in the field of green and sustainable finance. The close relationship between market players and public authorities has largely contributed to this vibrancy. The current window of opportunity is exceptional to make finance evolve and serve better the economic, social and environmental needs of our societies. Therefore, today, we want to turn these promising signals into a strong, stable and organised ecosystem, oriented towards international cooperation. A finance for tomorrow»

Arnaud de Bresson

CEO, Paris EUROPLACE

«Paris is a committed and competent Financial Center, ready to take on the challenges of a sustainable future combining long-term investment and inclusion of environmental and social issues. This commitment corresponds to strong beliefs, a long-standing experience and skills recognised at international level.
As the international landscape restructures, Paris EUROPLACE intends to accelerate the contribution of industrial and financial players, with concrete initiatives with regards investment, research, innovation and promotion of the green and sustainable finance, at French and international level.»

EVENING LAUNCH

OUR ACTIONS

Finance for Tomorrow is the result of an important preparatory work carried out with the actors of the Paris Financial Center. In-depth interviews with each of them made it possible to establish a complete inventory, to identify the assets of the financial center and to define avenues of improvement, via 15 recommendations gathered in a report directed by Philippe Zaouati.

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AXE #1

DIFFERENTIATE
THE PLACE OF PARIS

The quality of its products
and its Expertise in

green
and sustainable finance

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AXE #2

TO REINFORCE
THE SYNERGIES

And public-private co-construction,
which is the source of the French ecosystem dynamism
in Green and sustainable finance

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AXE #3

ORGANIZING THE EUROPEAN
AND INTERNATIONAL REACH

of Paris as a green
and sustainable financial center

6 CONCRETE AND AMBITIOUS WORKING GROUPS

The 15 recommendations were used as a basis for 6 working groups in which Finance for Tomorrow members participate:

#1
Research
and innovation

Identifying research needs and innovative financing tools and foster the development and valorization of fintech.

#2
Benchmark
of green financial
centers

Building a benchmark of global green financial centers on their contribution to the financing of energy and ecological transition and the fight against climate change.

#3
Public
Affairs

Helping to remove barriers to the development of green and sustainable finance in France and internationally and ensure policy dialogue and discussion between
private actors and public authorities.

#4
Climate
Financial
Disclosure

Highlighting the French expertise and leadership acquired on climate reporting through the disclosure requirement for institutional investors created by
Article 173 of the Energy Transition Act.

#5
Green bonds

Developping the issuance of green and sustainable bonds and the ability of the Paris Financial Center to influence international standards by strengthening the French presence in existing bodies.

#6
International
promotion and
networking

Making the ecosystem developed in France around green and sustainable finance more visible and spread it with the organization and hosting of international events in Paris ; developping an international green and sustainable finance actors network.

THE REPORT

OUR ECOSYSTEM

One of the main assets of the Paris Financial Center is its dynamic ecosystem which includes a unique and complete value chain bringing together public and private actors. The French pioneer regulation on reporting and the creation of public labels guaranteeing the quality of products have also contributed greatly to the development of the responsible investment and green bonds markets, on which, France today’s hold a leading position.

A GROWING MARKET

OUR MEMBERS

Finance for Tomorrow was created at the initiative of Paris EUROPLACE and the players of the Paris Financial Center to coordinate this rapid and massive mobilization of the financial sector, following the commitments and actions initiated by the public authorities.
The initiative brings together private, public and institutional players wishing to commit themselves to a finance that is based on a sustainable future and combines long-term investment and environmental and social challenges.

Observers

GOVERNANCE

The collective dynamics of Finance for Tomorrow is structured with a governance composed of two bodies and a president re-elected each year.

BUREAU

Chaired by
Philippe ZAOUATI
CEO of Mirova

It defines the roadmap
and objectives and monitors the budget

PLENARY COMMITTEE

Open to
all the members

Meets 3 to 4 times a year
to inform the members
on ongoing actions and
to discuss the priorities

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Director

Anne-Claire ROUX

PRESSROOM

Press contact

Emmanuelle Pometan – Agence emmapom
emma@emmapom.com

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Contact

Paris EUROPLACE

Palais Brongniart – 28, place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris

Anne-Claire ROUX Director
ac.roux@paris-europlace.com