IMPACTIN selected for Les Ambitieuses Tech For Good Grand Finale 3rd edition

In spite of the difficult situation the world has been facing these last weeks, we had the recent opportunity to be selected to participate, early March, to the Grand Finale of the startup acceleration program “Les Ambitieuses” Tech For Good, organized by La Ruche. The program is dedicated to impact startups, with at least aContinue reading “IMPACTIN selected for Les Ambitieuses Tech For Good Grand Finale 3rd edition”

The reign of ESG funds quantity, and the signs of the times

According to the Novethic indicator, published last week, the offer of sustainable funds is massively growing in France, combined with an always more demanding retail market. This situation is not unique in Europe: the same trends are reflected in the national markets of countries such as Italy, Spain, or the United Kingdom, etc. The trendsContinue reading “The reign of ESG funds quantity, and the signs of the times”

Bloomberg, One Planet SWF Paris, and the rise of ESG integration to country risk

As the poet said, nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come. And the two last weeks probably demonstrated that the time for ESG criteria integration into country rating might have come… Last week, we attended the One Planet Sovereign Wealth Funds initiative reception, being held in Paris, at the Shangri-La hotel,Continue reading “Bloomberg, One Planet SWF Paris, and the rise of ESG integration to country risk”

Countries ESG impact rating: should it be integrated into credit rating?

Several approaches of countries ESG rating, and worldwide ranking, are currently available on the market, mostly based on hundreds of qualitative and quantitative data. They are very similar, and share the same limitations: they do not systematically try to measure the ESG impact of a country, and agregate too many indicators, ending with a non-sensicalContinue reading “Countries ESG impact rating: should it be integrated into credit rating?”

Sustainability in finance, and beyond—a look back at 2019, and perspectives for 2020

The end of a year—or the beginning of a new one—is generally a propitious period for the (healthy) exercise of the retrospective. So, let’s look back at 2019, and try to foresee what’s coming in 2020, in the domain of sustainable finance, and sustainability in general. In March 2018, the EU published its “Action PlanContinue reading “Sustainability in finance, and beyond—a look back at 2019, and perspectives for 2020”

Thematic funds or indexes, and ESG integration—a market trend on the rise?

In June 2019, this year, 2,832 funds proclaimed to use ESG criteria, of which 168 have been created during the 1st semester of 2019. Thematic funds were notably started by Pictet Asset Management in the 2000’s—with their first fund focused on water. Today, this kind of investements represents for Pictet AM EUR 40bn AUM, declinedContinue reading “Thematic funds or indexes, and ESG integration—a market trend on the rise?”

Salon des Maires et des Collectivités Locales (SMCL) 2019 — retour sur des tendances durables

Du 19 au 21 novembre s’est tenu le Salon des Maires et des Collectivités Locales 2019, à Paris, Porte de Versailles. Nous avons visité ce salon, et s’il y a bien une tendance à retenir, c’est la suivante : « Transition Énergétique et Écologique ». Cette tendance, qui s’inscrit logiquement dans le thème global du salon­—Villes et TerritoiresContinue reading “Salon des Maires et des Collectivités Locales (SMCL) 2019 — retour sur des tendances durables”

Sustainable trends from the French Mayors and Local Authorities Fair (SMCL) 2019

The 2019 French Mayors and Local Authorities Fair (Salon des Maires et des Collectivités Locales 2019) was held from the 19 to the 21 November in Paris, Porte de Versailles. We visited the exhibition, and if one trend has to be recognized, it is the following: “Energy and Ecology Transition”. This trend, aligned with theContinue reading “Sustainable trends from the French Mayors and Local Authorities Fair (SMCL) 2019”

ESG and insurance underwriting: everything still needs to be done

How are Insurance companies integrating ESG in their core business? To start with, let’s have a look at the most impacting domains. Obsiously, two activities are mostly concerned with ESG aspects, and Climate Change issues. On the first hand, we find the Investments activities, since the insurance business is an investment-intensive activity, and any insurerContinue reading “ESG and insurance underwriting: everything still needs to be done”