Karen Degouve joined the FBF on 3 January 2022 as Climate Director. Karen has over 15 years of experience in sustainable finance. She was previously Head of Sustainable Business Development at Natixis, a subsidiary of Groupe BPCE focused on Asset & Wealth Management and Corporate & Investment Banking, where she led several key initiatives in the field of environmental and social responsibility, including the Green Weighting Factor scheme.
A graduate of HEC Paris, Karen Degouve joined Natixis in 2005 as manager of the European Carbon Fund, a climate investment fund dedicated to clean energy and infrastructure projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in emerging markets. She headed the climate finance team of asset manager Natixis Environnement & Infrastructures (now Mirova) and was a board member of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) until 2012.
Before joining Natixis, Karen was a project finance manager at ABB, covering France, the Middle East and Africa. She also worked in emerging capital markets for UBS and Nomura Group.
FBF Press release – Karen Degouve is appointed Climate Director of the French Banking Federation