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”

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”