Head of Sustainability - Corporate Coverage EMEA, BNP Paribas
Graduated from HEC and CEMS in 1993, I started my carrier as Credit Analyst within Corporate Coverage of BNP Paribas. After occupying various positions for nearly 20 years as specialized banker within Export Finance, Energy & Commodities and Restructuring departments, I joined back Corporate Coverage EMEA, at management team level, in charge of different enabling teams such as Credit Analysts, Business Development and Transformation.
Still within Corporate Coverage EMEA management team, I then changed positions in 2016 to take over the supervision of certain countries (Middle East and Africa, Spain and the Netherlands), together with the transversal role of developing the sustainability franchise.
In the context of the strong development of the ESG challenges, I let go my geographic role to focus mainly on these opportunities and issues. As Sustainability Head and together with our 800 Coverage Bankers, our objective is to accompany our EMEA Corporate Clients scattered in 34 countries in their sustainability journey.
I am also Board member of ClimateSeed, the social business of BNP Paribas related to Carbon compensation.
All sessions by Claire Iversenc:
Sustainable Investments13:15 - 14:45
This is it! The session you have been waiting for... Who doesn't want to invest sustainably? Join this session to find out why it may be more complicated than it seems.
Through presentations, pitches and a panel you can find out exactly what you need to keep in mind when it comes to sustainable investment. Improving the environment, mitigating climate change and encouraging efficient resource use are key to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement climate targets. According to the OECD, $2.5 trillion is required annually to finance these efforts.
The challenge to mobilize this magnitude of financing does not necessarily arise from the lack of financial resources. For investors, the most cited concerns are the ambiguity of what constitutes “green” investing and their inability to properly assess risks and returns of related investments, particularly climate risks. For governments, despite the efforts to develop green taxonomies, the greatest difficulty lies in the availability and quality of information and tailored applications for the evaluation of financial activities. Both investors and governments, therefore, need enabling tools to unleash the financing required for meeting the SDGs.
Join this session to learn all there is to know about sustainable investments!
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