Jean-François Pons
Jean-François Pons
Associate researcher, green finance

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

Blue Finance : A Necessary Scaling Up For A Major Challenge

Blue Finance : A Necessary Scaling Up For A Major Challenge

Publication | Paper
27 June 2024
Sustainable finance and biodiversity: Here we go!

Sustainable finance and biodiversity: Here we go!

Publication | Paper
27 November 2023
Mieux mesurer l’investissement vert<br/>et son financement dans l’Union européenne po...

Mieux mesurer l’investissement vert
et son financement dans l’Union européenne po...

Publication | Policy brief
26 June 2023
New European Sustainable Standards proposals: major progress for corporate transparen...

New European Sustainable Standards proposals: major progress for corporate transparen...

Publication | Paper
19 December 2022

News

Taking stock of COP28: Insights from Europe Jacques Delors’ experts

Taking stock of COP28: Insights from Europe Jacques Delors’ experts

News
18 December 2023
Decisive step forward in the European Parliament for greater transparency on ESG stan...

Decisive step forward in the European Parliament for greater transparency on ESG stan...

News | Article
20 October 2023
French banking survey demonstrates that households are well on the way to making thei...

French banking survey demonstrates that households are well on the way to making thei...

News | Article
28 September 2023
Après la réunion du G7 : L’UE doit rester souveraine pour les normes ESG !

Après la réunion du G7 : L’UE doit rester souveraine pour les normes ESG !

News | Editorial
6 June 2021

Media

Green deal, Durabilité.... La course s’accélère à l’approche des élections européenne...

Green deal, Durabilité.... La course s’accélère à l’approche des élections européenne...

Media | Article
14 March 2024

RSEDataNews

Aider les PME à collecter et publier leurs données ESG

Aider les PME à collecter et publier leurs données ESG

Media | Article
27 April 2023
Governments must help SMEs collect their data on sustainability, says Europe Jacques ...

Governments must help SMEs collect their data on sustainability, says Europe Jacques ...

Media
15 November 2022

Europe Daily Bulletin No. 13063

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

19 July 2024
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Digitalisation & AI: Driving Sustainable Competiti...

13 March 2024
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Open Strategic Autonomy and sustainability of the ...

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