Financiers join EU ‘green recovery alliance’

(EurActiv, 5 May 2020) More than 50 CEOs from the banking and insurance sector – including household names such as BNP Paribas, AXA, Allianz, and Santander – have joined the “green recovery alliance” in the European Parliament.

The alliance was launched last month at the initiative of Pascal Canfin, a French centrist MEP who chairs the European Parliament’s committee on environment and public health.

At the time, it included 12 environment ministers, 79 MEPs, 37 CEOs and business associations, as well as environmental groups, trade unions and think tanks.

It can now also boast more than 50 signatories from the world of finance, including AXA, Allianz, BBVA, BNP Paribas Asset Management, Groupama Asset Management, Nordea Life & Pension, PensionDanmakr, and Santander.

“All of these players, including the two largest European insurance companies, three of the largest Spanish and French banks, and European investment funds from 10 European countries, recognise the importance of aligning economic recovery after the coronavirus crisis with the ecological transition in order to save our economy and transform it,” said a statement from the alliance.

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