Group of Friends of Paragraph 47

Robin Edme is Senior Advisor Responsible Finance to the Commissioner General for Sustainable Development of the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy. He currently focuses on designing new investment and capital allocation frameworks through the development of responsible and long term finance, as well as identifying innovative financial instruments beneficial to the ecological transition and low-carbon economies. He played a key role in developing the Energy Transition & Climate public Label as well as the government supported SRI Label for investment funds, to be respectively launched in 2015 and 2016. He was the Ministry’s Rapporteur of the White Paper on Financing the Ecological Transition, a joint initiative between the French Treasury and the Office of the Commissioner General, placed for public consultation last November 2013, and the Ministry’s project leader in charge of preparing the Banking and Finance Conference on Financing the Energy Transition which took place in June 2014. Since November 2013, he is the Chair of the Group of Friends of Paragraph 47 (of the Rio+20 Declaration), a government led initiative promoting corporate sustainability reporting at international, regional and national levels.