A conference in Lille on green reindustrialization

Following successful events in Hong Kong, London and Tokyo, Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking’s “Sustainability Horizons” – a series of conferences dedicated to green and responsible finance –  made a stop in Lille.

The capital of the Hauts de France region was selected thanks to the key role the region holds in the green reindustrialization of France and Europe, as well as its strong local network of pioneering stakeholders – particularly in the mobility sector.

Eight renowned panelists from industry, the public sector and finance discussed the challenges and opportunities of strategic autonomy and the ecological transition.

Groupe BPCE clients attending the conference were able to draw several key conclusions from the discussions:

  • The need to secure supply of the critical metals required for the transition and to organize their recycling locally.
  • The importance of identifying the ecosystems we want to prioritize and of synchronizing the efforts of public and private players.
  • The need for political and regulatory consistency to secure investment.
  • The integration of environmental and social impact into industrial strategies and financing and investment decisions.
  • The urgent need to meet labor and training requirements, particularly for technicians, to ensure this tremendous opportunity for industrial redeployment offered by the environmental transition.