In cooperation with:

Société Générale


Caisse des Dépôts


,10 January, 2003 | Paris, France


In this seminar, Europe’s financial community came together to continue the ongoing process of turning finance into a driver for sustainable development. Over three hundred bankers, insurers, asset managers, and government and civil society representatives from across Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa engaged in a lively discussion on Corporate Responsibility and Capital Markets, Qualitative Risk Management, and Climate Change. Topics that were presented and discussed include:
  • The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, which may serve as a reporting standard similar to those used in accounting.
  • The Environmental Management and Reporting (EM&R) guidelines, which can provide a simple map for financial institutions to implement an EM&R system across business and operational functions, and can give practical advice on how to lessen environmental impact.
  • The material financial impact of qualitative risk, seen in price valuations and the availability of credit and cover, compounded by greater regulatory overlay and liability issues.
  • The definition of governance.
  • The benefits and pitfalls that may arise when integrating sustainability criteria into a fund management strategy and the current state of the mainstream fund management sector and the relative performance of SRI funds.
  • The risk posed to the finance, insurance and government sectors by Climate Change and Disaster Management.


Keynote Presentations

  • Philippe Citerne, Directeur Général Délégué, Société Générale
  • Jacqueline Aloisi de Larderel, Assistant Executive Director, UNEP
  • Elisabeth Guingand, Directrice de la Mission Développement Durable et Qualité du Groupe Caisse des Dépôts

Corporate Responsibility and Capital Markets

Chair: Hanns-Michael Hölz, Global Head Public Affairs & Environmental Coordination, Deutsche Bank; Co-Chair, UNEP FI

Financial Institution Case Studies in Project and Portfolio Risk Management

Chair: François de Ricolfis, Medium and Long Term Director, Coface

Integrating Sustainability Criteria into Fund Management

Chair: Carlos Joly, Senior Vice President, Storebrand; Co-Chair, UNEP FI

Climate Change, Fiduciary Responsibility and Disclosure

Chair: Pierre Bollon, Délégué Général, Association Française de la Gestion
Financière (AFG-ASFFI) ,

European Seminar on Finance, Environment and Sustainable Development

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