26 January 2022

Carbon4 Finance is pleased to announce the new composition of its Scientific Committee

Press release

Carbon4 Finance is pleased to announce the new composition of its Scientific Committee. The group of climate change experts will convene twice per year to provide insight and perspective on Carbon4 Finance’s methodologies for assessing the climate change risks associated with investment portfolios and loan books and to reinforce the group’s distinction for developing innovative and technically robust carbon assessment methods.

The Committee is composed of five experts from diverse backgrounds:

Mireille Martini is a former investment banker with more than two decades of experience in infrastructure investment, in public, private and multilateral contexts. She used to work in Moscow with the French investment bank Calyon and in London with the EBRD. As an OECD official for the past three years, she has been an observer to the EU TEG on Sustainable Finance and to the susbequent Platform. She co-authored the OECD report « Developing sustainable finance definitions and taxonomies ». She sits on the Sustainable Finance Advisory Commission of the French Securities regulator AMF and the Sustainable Finance Commission of the French development bank Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations. From Jan 2022 she joins Climate Bonds Initiative as Taxonomy Outreach Manager, in charge of development, capacity building and implementation of sustainable finance definitions for debt products. 

Charlotte Gardes intervenes as an academic expert in the scientific committee. She has been a Climate and Financial Stability expert in the Money and Capital Markets Department of the International Monetary Fund since September 2021, and is pursuing a PhD thesis in economics on the subject of climate risk and its consequences on the responsibility of financial markets. 

She served as Deputy Head of Office at the Treasury Department of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, in charge of sustainable finance and climate risk, from 2019 to 2021, where she managed the drafting of the decree implementing article 29 of the energy-climate law for the DG Treasury, as well as the fossil fuel divestment project on the Paris Stock Exchange. 

Dr Ben Caldecott is the founding Director of the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group at the University of Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. At the University of Oxford, he is the inaugural Lombard Odier Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow of Sustainable Finance, the first ever endowed professorship of sustainable finance, and a Supernumerary Fellow at Oriel College, Oxford. Ben is also the founding Director and Principal Investigator of the UK Centre for Greening Finance & Investment (CGFI), established by UK Research and Innovation in 2021 as the national centre to accelerate the adoption and use of climate and environmental data and analytics by financial institutions internationally.

Francois-Marie Bréon is a climate researcher and Deputy Director of the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement, a joint research unit of CEA, CNRS, and Université de Versailles St Quentin. He was involved in writing the fifth IPCC report. In addition to his research work, he is involved in the public debate on climate and energy. François-Marie is a graduate from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris (1984).

Jean-Marc Jancovici is a founding partner of Carbone 4, a Paris based consultancy and data services company specializing in the low-carbon transition. He is the founder and president of The Shift Project, a Paris-based think tank on the low-carbon economy. Jean-Marc is also an associate professor at Mines ParisTech and a member of the French High Council for the Climate. Jean-Marc is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom Paris.