Beyond Growth 2023 Conference.
Founder and CEO, Mirova
A pioneer in sustainable finance, Philippe Zaouati manages Mirova, the management company that he founded in 2014 within the Natixis Group to put responsible investment at the service of environmental and social transitions.
As a committed player, he chaired the Responsible Investment Commissions of the Association française de la gestion financière (AFG, the French Asset Management Association) and the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), and participated in the emergence of the sustainable finance theme in several international organizations, including the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN). Being mindful of making the Paris marketplace one of the leaders in greener and fairer finance, Philippe Zaouati co-founded the Finance for Tomorrow initiative in 2016, which he chaired until 2019. In 2018, he became a member of the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Sustainable Finance, which provided a basis for European regulation on this matter.
In addition to his professional duties, Philippe Zaouati has been contributing to the political debate in France and is committed to a profound transformation of the economic and financial systems. He promotes an impact economy that strives to preserve nature. He is also the co-founder of “Osons le Progrès” and “L’Union fait le Climat”, the think tanks aimed to unite citizens, associations, and civil society players who are aware of how critical is the need to take action for the climate and biodiversity. He is a board member of WWF France, the Impact France Movement, and the Communauté des entreprises à mission [the Community of Mission-Driven Companies].