Jean-François Pons
Jean-François Pons
Associate Research Fellow

Jean-François Pons worked in the Treasury Department of France’s Ministry of the Economy and Finance from 1977 to 1989, as well as in Minister Pierre Bérégovoy’s cabinet from 1982 to 1984. He then worked at the European Commission from 1989 to 2002 as Director for Monetary affairs at the Directorate general for Economic and Financial affairs, followed by his position of Deputy Director General at DG Competition. He then joined the French Banking Federation as a European and International Affairs Delegate until March 2015. 

Since September 2014, Jean-François Pons has chaired the European Money Market Institute. Since June 2016, he is also a member of the Brussels-based European Economic Interest Grouping Alphalex-Consult, which specializes in European affairs. His work is concentrated on green finance, Brexit’s impact on financial services, and the Capital Markets Union. 

Jean-François Pons is a graduate of France’s Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, and is an alumnus of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration. 


Publications

Reaching Net Zero with Sovereign Green Bonds

Reaching Net Zero with Sovereign Green Bonds

Publication | Event Report
28 April 2021
Collection and publication of ESG data by SMEs/ETIs: a challenge for sustainable grow...

Collection and publication of ESG data by SMEs/ETIs: a challenge for sustainable grow...

Publication | Paper
29 March 2021
EUROPEAN GREEN TRANSPARENCY: LESSONS FROM FRANCE AND FURTHER ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT

EUROPEAN GREEN TRANSPARENCY: LESSONS FROM FRANCE AND FURTHER ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT

Publication | Policy brief
28 October 2020
European Recovery Plan: Time for Green and Social Bonds !

European Recovery Plan: Time for Green and Social Bonds !

Publication | Paper
15 September 2020

Media

Following the G7 meeting, the EU must remain sovereign on ESG standards!

Following the G7 meeting, the EU must remain sovereign on ESG standards!

Media | Editorial
8 June 2021

Events

29 June 2021

POLITICO’S Competitive Europe Summit

POLITICO’s Competitive Europe Summit convenes high-level EU and international policymakers, industry...

2 June 2021
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Greening EU Trade: with Didier Reynders, European ...

How can the EU successfully export the European Green Deal? Part III of our webinar series on naviga...

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