Pierre Ducret is Special Advisor for climate change at Caisse des Dépôts Group and Chair of I4CE – Institute for Climate Economics. Until March 2015 he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CDC Climat, a Caisse des Dépôts subsidiary dedicated to supporting the transition to an ecological and low-carbon economy.
Pierre Ducret started his career as executive manager in local development at the Caisse des Dépôts Group. Over 15 years, he contributed to regional planning and developed initiatives for local authorities.
He was also Managing Director at the Greater Lyon authority during six years.
Upon his return to Caisse des Dépôts, he was executive director of the Pensions Unit, Group Corporate Secretary, and then Director for Banking Services. From 2000 to 2010, he also directed the Caisse des Dépôts Group’s sustainability strategy, before creating CDC Climat.
He is a graduate of Sciences-Po and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration, and also holds a Master’s degree in philosophy.
He is also co-author, with Maria Scolan, of the book “Climat, un défi pour la finance” ( “Climate change, a challenge for Finance” ) published by Editions “les Petits Matins” in October 2016.