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Pierre Ducret

CEO, CDC Climat

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

Pierre Ducret hold a DEA in philosophy, is graduated from the IEP Paris and since he left ENA in 1982, he occupied different functions in the Caisse des Dépôts group.
He has strong experience in territories management, as regional director of the Caisse des Dépôts in Aquitaine, Rhône-Alpes and then as managing director of services of Lyon. He has been successively director of the retirement branch, general secretary of the group and then director of banking services. He has been in parallel, between 2000 and 2012 responsible for the sustainable development strategy of the group Caisse des Dépôts, before setting up CDC Climat in 2010.

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?

I will propose an international tool for financing low carbon investments that could be in the treaty that will be adopted at the international conference Paris Climat 2015.

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

CDC Climat is a subsidiary of the Caisse des Dépôts. It contribution to the energy transition is first French. But it expertise energy-climate covers the whole world, at the problem scale…

IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, start-up, company?

This idea, if retained, would direct large amount of capital in support of the post-carbon transition of worldwide economy.

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

Come gather ’round people wherever you roam
And admit that the waters Around you have grown
And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’.

(Bob Dylan)