Carine de Boissezon

Chief Sustainability Officer at EDF

Carine de Boissezon is Chief Sustainability Officer at EDF since July 2019. Putting responsible financing at the core of EDF’s investment decision, she was involved as Chief Financial Officer of EDF’s international division in the financing of the 1.2bn€ Nachtigal hydro project in Cameroon which was prized the PFI 2018 Global Multilateral Deal of the Year, and the promotion of off-grid home solar solutions in Africa.

Prior to this position, Carine was EDF’s Head of Investors & Markets, and spearheaded the launch of EDF’s first Green Bond in 2013. It became the standard in the market and attracted strong recognition and won numerous prizes, including GlobalCapital Best Green Bond Issuer in 2014. EDF has since issued three additional Green Bonds, with a combined issuance of more than 4.5 bn€. Carine started her career at Morgan Stanley in London as a Utility research analyst and won top rankings in the Institutional Investor Survey Pan-European Utilities Team in 1999.

Carine is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP). Married with 4 children, she is active in promoting diversity, most notably by supporting handicapped persons, both at EDF and outside. She was the recipient of the 2017 World Business Council for Sustainable Development 2017 Leading Women Award.

11:15 – 12:45

PART 2: Financing a just transition