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Webinar: Climate and Health—The Start of a Dialogue Between the Finance Sector and Foundations

Date : Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020

Time : 15.00 – 16.45 Paris / 10.00 – 11.45 EST

Durée : 1h45

Format : Zoom

Under the auspices of “Finance for Tomorrow,” this webinar is co-organized by Vital Strategies and le Centre Français des Fonds et Fondations.

It will bring together health experts, foundations and the finance sector. The speakers will highlight why climate and health should be thought as one and the same challenge to reach the SDGs, what are the current foundations and financial sector engagements, discuss the expectations and needs from different perspectives, and finally, investigate impact measurement using the newly released Finance Tomorrow Road Map, “Making a Just Transition.” 

This webinar will launch the beginning of a dialogue and a series of discussions on similar topics.


Moderator: Anne Girault, Vital Strategies, President, Association Bilan Carbone (ABC)

Session 1: Context

  • Climate and health: What is at stake to achieve the SDGs?

Sylviane Ratte, Director, Vital Strategies Endowment Fund

Session 2: Engagement and contributions from foundations 

  • The French Foundations for Climate Coalition

Jean Marc Pautras, Director, Centre Français des Fonds et fondations 

  • Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (Dafne)

Max von Abendroth, Executive Director, Dafne

Session 3: What are the expectations of foundations? What will future dialogue with the finance sector look like?  

  • Introduction

Nicolas Hazard, Founder and President, INCO 

  • Debate

Marie Stéphane Maradeix, General Director, Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso

Pierre Valentin, Board Chairman, ECOFI Investissements

Session 4:  Measuring Impact, “Making a Just Transition”

  • Finance for Tomorrow: a Roadmap and a Framework 

Pierre-Alix Binet, Program and Development Manager, Finance for Tomorrow

  • Discussion/reactions of speakers
  • What’s next? Ideas for future events and activities