The French Research Map on Green & Sustainable Finance


"The French Research Map is Green & Sustainable Finance", is a digital cartography proposed by Finance for Tomorrow and theLouis Bachelier Institute, in collaboration with the FIR - Forum for Responsible InvestmentThis project aims to enhance the quality of the ecosystem of French actors in Green and Sustainable Finance Research and make it more accessible to finance professionals, researchers and students.

Financing the fight against climate change and redirecting financial flows is a huge and complex challenge. The economic, financial and public actors have the capacity to direct the capital to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals and those of theParis Climate Agreement. They must be able to rely on research in high quality finance to explore the consequences of financial choices, test innovative tools and develop concrete solutions. Finance For Tomorrow places research at the heart of its activity, which aims to make green and sustainable finance the engine of development and attractiveness of the Place de Paris. The Louis Bachelier Institute took the initiative of aMajor Transverse Research Program in Green and Sustainable FinanceWhich aims to stimulate researchers, pool research efforts, increase financial resources and broaden the audience for this work.

This mapping should allow better identification in all institutions and their projects, but also to shed light on the issues and their possible solutions. By promoting these activities, Finance for Tomorrow and the Louis Bachelier Institute seek to increase opportunities for collaboration between professionals and researchers. It is essential that their links be strengthened so that companies can identify work that could meet their needs and be involved in the development of research projects.

To carry out the mapping, Finance for Tomorrow and the Louis Bachelier Institute carried out a study to identify institutions, researchers and their research subjects. This study was completed by experts from the Finance for Tomorrow and FIR research groups. Once the actors were identified, their activities were divided according to 10 major research themes: Climate, Biodiversity, Energy, Mobility, Carbon, Social and Solidarity Economy, Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics of Finance, Socially Responsible Investment, Development. At this stage, more than 150 institutions have been identified, divided into four categories of actors: "Academic", "Public Institutions", "NGOs, Think-Tanks, Networks", & "Private Sector". Based on this work, the mapping was conceived in the form of a datavisualisation that links to a directory of institutions, to provide readability on the ecosystem while allowing access to more information.
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This digital map is a collaborative tool: everyone can propose modifications or contributions to complete it. All stakeholders can thus participate in the development of research in green and sustainable finance in France and join a dynamic ecosystem, able to meet the challenges of tomorrow's finance.

Mapping is launched for the event "Green Finance Research Advances"Co-organized by I4CE and the Banque de France in partnership with the Louis Bachelier Institute and Finance for Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 27, 2018.