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Getlink and the Toulouse School of Economics have created the Corporate Climate Action Initiative Chair

PARIS – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Regulatory news:

Getlink (Paris: GET) and the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) announced the creation of the Corporate Climate Action Initiative. A space for research and discussion, this initiative aims to explore the determinants of corporate climate action effectiveness.

Climate change is a fundamental issue for companies. It must transform to meet a series of imperatives: a rapid and significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, participation in the broader decarbonization of its value chain, and an assessment of the effects of climate change on its activities. Decarbonization efforts have a cost, which is why their work must be thought and implemented from a dual perspective, economic – the ability to create value and prosperity – and climate, to determine the most effective way to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Pour Yann Leriche, General Manager, GetlinkAnd Climate change will not happen if we ignore its economic dimension. We are convinced that questions of ambition, speed and effectiveness of companies’ decarbonization strategies must be placed at the center of the implications. We are very pleased to partner with one of the world’s leaders on these issues, the Toulouse School of Economics. »

Academic research analyzes the interactions between the economy and climate in depth. It deals in particular with the decarbonization tools available, the incentives offered to companies by their stakeholders, regulatory constraints, and determinants of organizations’ strategic decisions. to Christian Gulier, General Manager of the Turkish Stock ExchangeAnd The contribution of economic thinking and scientific approaches will be critical in helping private and public leaders to effectively lead global efforts to decarbonise. »

As the urgency for action has never been greater, TSE is pleased to welcome the initiative of the President for Climate Effective Corporate Action. An international center of expertise in the field of public interest economics and climate issues, it is thus strengthening its distinction thanks to the partnership with Getlink.

Chair activities consist of:

  • research work,

  • seminars and workshops,

  • Develop case studies and student-led projects,

  • Publications and events that advance research findings, such as “key lessons” for decision-makers in the public and private sectors and the media.

About TSE

Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) is a world-renowned research and training center with more than 150 teachers and researchers, including Jean Tirol, the 2014 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics. Over the past 40 years, TSE has been established as one of the top economics departments in Europe, and ranks among the top three economic recipients of the most prestigious European Research Council (ERC) grant. More broadly, TSE ranks 9th in the world among departments of economics according to the RePEc ranking.

About Getlink

Getlink SE (Euronext Paris: GET) is, through its subsidiary Eurotunnel, the concessionaire of the Canal Tunnel infrastructure until 2086 and operates truck and passenger (cars and buses) services between Folkestone (UK) and Calais (France). Eurotunnel is the fastest, most reliable, easiest and most environmentally friendly way to cross the English Channel. Since it opened in 1994, more than 465 million people and 95 million vehicles have traveled through the Channel Tunnel. This unique ground link, which sees 25% of trade between the continent and the UK, has become a vital link reinforced by the ElecLink electrical connector installed in the tunnel. Getlink complements its sustainable mobility services with its rail freight company Europorte, which offers a wide range of integrated rail transport services. Committed to “low carbon” services that control their impact on the environment (through its activities, the group avoids the equivalent of 2 million tons of carbon dioxide2 annually)And Getlink has put people, nature and territories at the center of their interests.


Click on Getlink Contacts :
John Keefe:

Romain Dufour:

Analysts and Investors Communications
Jean-Baptiste Roussel:

Michael Schuller:

TSE contact:
Professor Ulrich Haig, President of InECCA at TSE

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