ABOUT

Who We Are

Green RWA (Risk-Weighted Assets) is a non-profit association, rooted in the belief that climate transition will require the entire financial community to work in conjunction. The investments in OECD has identified to successfully achieve Net Zero Emissions by 2050 require banks to accelerate the green transition. Green RWA is committed to this goal by working with financial institutions to optimise their climate risk capital budget. Rigorous analysis and open collaboration as well as employing open financial modelling can help institutions meet this goal.

Green RWA reach is global, members are spanning from Tokyo to West Coast, reflecting the necessity for a global and coordinated action in the fight against climate change.

Green RWA Mission

Green RWA sees the disconnect between how the economy is financed today and where the focus of the financing tools is in the green economy. Green RWA mission is to bridge this gap by supporting the transformation of the bank loan books and financing green economy at scale.

Green RWA Goals

By fostering open collaboration, Green RWA goals are to:

  • Create awareness of the banks' necessary roles in the green economy

  • Promote methodologies to quantify banks' climate risks and the opportunities that could be benefited by turning their loan book green

  • Track and measure banks' actions and contributions towards a Net Zero emission economy 

Green RWA History

Green RWA is trying to keep pace with the climate urgency and the necessity for quick action​:

  • June 2020: Olivier Vinciguerra, Jean-Baptiste Gaudemet and Adrian Sergeant create the association

  • July 2020: Publication of the v1 of the climate risk model by Jean-Baptiste Gaudemet & Olivier Vinciguerra

  • September 2020: Anne Gruz joins the association as Head of Financial Climate Risk

  • October 2020: Josselin Garnier agrees to work on the development of the V2 of the model

  • November 2020: Green RWA expands its community of members and joins different networks

  • December 2020: First Corporate member and publication of the 2nd version of the model

  • March 2021: Validation in first General Assembly of the collaborative climate credit risk platform

  • April 2021: Biden administration acceleration on climate change triggers the creation of the US Chapter Form

  • May 2021: Green RWA has 43 individual members and 5 corporate members

Executive Committee

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Olivier Vinciguerra
 
Chairman - Co-Founder
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Jean-Baptiste Gaudemet
 
Secretary - Co-Founder
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Adrian Sargent
Co-Founder
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Anne Gruz
Head Climate Financial Risk

Olivier has more than 20 years of experience in Finance, Fintech and Entrepreneurship.

He began his career in BNP Paribas working in corporate financing in France and Ivory Coast.

Most of his career, Olivier was a sales leader for leading Fintech companies such as Finastra and Calypso, in New York and London.

Olivier holds an MS from ENSAE Paris|Tech majoring in Financial Markets.

Jean-Baptiste is a Fintech Product Leader with 15 years experience in Capital Markets, Asset Management and Risk.

He did several public lectures on the role banks and regulations are playing in the evolution of our society.

Jean-Baptiste graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique where he studied physics and economics. He recently completed a course at MIT on Machine Learning technology.

With a passion for Sustainable Finance, Adrian has a career in Treasury spanning over 20 years in senior Treasury roles at a variety of financial services companies from international asset managers and investment banks to UK start ups. Adrian established ESG Treasury to help the transition to a sustainable economy. Having graduated from St. Andrews University with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Mathematics, he is a Chartered Accountant, (CA), and Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers, (FCT).

Anne was a rates trader for 11 years for global banks and corporates. She then led product and financial engineering teams for a fintech company for 13 years. Anne is now President of her own consultancy, Iggaak, with a focus on financial markets and risk management. Anne holds a double engineering degree from the Ecole Polytechnique and from MINES ParisTech.