Euronext opened financial markets in Paris on 27 November 2018 at Palais Brongniart in support of the Climate Finance Week in Paris dedicated to delivering a sustainable financial system with the UNEP FI Global Roundtable and the 4th Climate Finance Day.

The event included participation from Eric Forest, Head of Listing France for Euronext, Philippe Zaouati, Chair of Finance for Tomorrow and CEO of Mirova, Martin Skancke,  Chair of the PRI, Eric Usher, Head of UNEP FI, and Satya Tripathi, Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the New York Office of the United Nations Environment.

Euronext Group joined the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative in 2015 with the objective to further support the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals, and to enhance corporate transparency in France and throughout European markets.

“This week the UNEP FI Global Roundtable and the Climate Finance Day bring together over 1,000 financial market stakeholders collaborating and innovating for more societal and environmental impact,” said Eric Usher, Head of UNEP FI. “We are very pleased to count on Euronext’s leadership to help European markets with our sustainability agenda. Together with the Euronext Group, 79 stock exchanges have joined the SSE initiative from across the world, demonstrating global awareness, and the urgency to act.”

Learn more about the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative here.