- Aristot(l)e is generally regarded as the most influential philosopher in history and the father of physics, understood as the science of natural causes.
- In ancient Greece, he was the initiator of natural philosophy, a philosophical discipline that sought to explain the sensitive world … a precursor of ecology!
- In particular, he developed the concept of the “first cause”, the common denominator of all reality, from which everything else starts and what it comes down to.
- His work, at first forgotten, was rediscovered from the 10th century by Eastern Christians and great Arab thinkers, Avicenna and then Averroes. It was integrated into western thought by Saint Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century.
- Aristotle (English, Italian …), Aristoteles (German, Spanish), Aristotelis (Greek), Aristote (French) … we finally retained the French version because it was the shortest.
What is sustainable finance?
- The Paris Agreement, adopted on December 12, 2015, underlined the need to “make finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development”.
- A few weeks earlier, at the City Lloyds Dinner, Mark Carney, then Governor of the Bank of England, had given a speech that has remained famous as the “speech of the tragedy of the horizons”. He highlighted three risks by which the climate was likely to affect financial stability: physical risk, liability risk and transition risk.
- A few years after the great financial crisis of 2008, these two approaches (by destination and by risk) underlined the need for the financial sector to commit to a longer-term vision, around sustainable economic activities and projects.
- This notion of sustainability has led to the inclusion of various issues, considered as related to each other : climate (climate finance), environment (“green” finance), social and governance issues. This is how the concept of “sustainable” finance was born around the ESG acronym (for Environment, Social and Governance).
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- Animation of a training day (beyond the reference catalog / on site / mainland France):
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