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Laurent Babikian

Laurent is the Global Director "Data Products" of the nonprofit CDP Association, one of the world's leading environmental reporting standards.
He is a member of the advisory board of the Low Carbon 100 index managed by Euronext and the French Label "Greenfin" managed by the French Ministry of Environment.

After working for Bank Indosuez and co-founding, @fternext, a startup incubator, he created his own Society consulting firm Corcovado and moved to Brazil in 2007. He became one of the mentors of Endeavor, an international nonprofit organization aimed at developing sustainable entrepreneurship in emerging countries.

Laurent graduated from IESE Business School in Barcelona with an Executive MBA in General Management. He also holds a master's degree in finance from Paris Dauphine University. 

His interventions


Laurent is very active on Social Media and in particular Linkedin

In his speeches, he sensitizes the international community to the urgency of taking immediate structural actions to combine economic development and sustainability.

Laurent in his speeches points to both solutions for achieving the UN sustainability goals and the political and corporate (lobbying) obstacles that are slowing the emergence of universal sustainability standards.

Interventions in English

The importance of the new European reporting "CSRD" :
(May 2023)

What are the new European Sustainability Reporting Standards (CSRD) ?
What is the principle of "dual materiality" ?
Why do companies need to report both financial risks and their impacts ?
Why is the approach promoted by ISSB on financial risks alone not enough ?
How to effectively curb global warming ?
What lies ahead if we fail ?

Interventions in French

Neoliberalism hinders energy transition plans :
(May 2023)

What temperature increases in the world to expect at horizon 2050 ?
Why do we need to change the current economic model ?
Why do we need to institute a Coal tax ?
Because there is intense lobbying to prevent it.