Written on 08 October 2021.
Three major players in the Crédit Agricole Group operating in the banking and finance sectors - Crédit Agricole Nord de France, Amundi and Crédit Agricole CIB – decided to accompany the MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance, an innovative programme developed jointly by EDHEC Business School and Mines ParisTech.
The partnership reflects the desire of Crédit Agricole Nord de France, Amundi and Crédit Agricole CIB to invest in a pioneering and ambitious programme geared to training future finance professionals in sustainable finance objectives and to having them incorporate environmental, social and governance factors into their future managerial decisions. The partnership is designed to develop expertise on sustainable finance issues, as well as to respond to the needs of the Crédit Agricole Group’s customers and stakeholders, in line with the group’s leitmotif of “Working every day in the interests of our customers and society”. It also furthers the Group’s longstanding commitment in favour of training for young people and employment.
Opened in September 2021, the MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance is a multi-disciplinary programme combining outstanding teaching in finance delivered by EDHEC’s professor-researchers and a scientific and technical approach to ecological transition driven by the expertise of Mines ParisTech.
This cross-fertilisation is designed to ensure the future generation of decision-makers has the tools to decipher the environmental issues underlying finance-industry professions and consequently to encourage an extensive transformation of practices.
Crédit Agricole Mutuel Nord de France: Crédit Agricole Mutuel Nord de France is developing as the pivotal local universal bank in France’s Nord and Pas de Calais regions, in the banking, insurance and property fields. The caisse régionale leverages its co-operative and mutual model to help participants in the local economy turn their projects into reality, via an approach that ensures its activities are genuinely useful for the region.
As part of its growth strategy, Crédit Agricole Mutuel Nord de France chose to engage wholeheartedly as the “Bank of Transitions” and thus support all its customers in dealing with the major issues raised by climate, environmental and societal transitions.
Amundi: True to its pioneering role in the field of responsible investment, Amundi’s activities as a provider of responsible finance are central to its growth strategy. Amundi’s commitment in this area is visible both in its investment processes and in the solutions it offers clients to help them define and apply their own responsible investment strategies.
Crédit Agricole CIB: Crédit Agricole CIB boasts a longstanding commitment to sustainable development. The first French bank to sign the Equator Principles in 2003, it played a pioneering role in the nascent green bond market in 2012.
The bank places green and sustainable finance at the heart of its strategy and works constantly to strengthen its engagements and support its clients in their projects. As a participant in numerous international forums and initiatives, the bank’s teams strive continuously to offer solutions suited to the new issues facing society and to factor in the environmental and social impacts linked to its financings.
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