Green Universe celebrates its 10 years anniversary!

Several hundred professionals from the ecological transition sector gathered on Friday, September 14th at the City Hall to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Green Universe and the 5th years of Finergreen.

Demeter’s team, very represented, came as friend, like many pioneers of the ecological transition present at this lunch under the sign of solar energy.

Sophie Paturle-Guesnerot on a TV set for the 15th Anniversary of Actu-Environnement

Sophie Paturle Guesnerot partipates in a TV set organised for the 15th Anniversary of Actu-Environnement, and addressing the topic: “Politics, business, media: has the environment made its way?”

The round table gathers David Ascher, director of publications for Actu-Environnement, Corinne Lepage (former Minister for Environment), Isabelle Veyrat-Masson, Sophie Paturle-Guesnerot.

To watch the TV show, please click on the below:

DEMETER contributes to the Convergences World Forum

DEMETER is proud to contribute to the Convergences World Forum, the first platform for thought, advocacy and mobilization in Europe to promote sustainable development.

The 11th edition of the Convergences World Forum took place on Monday, 3 and Tuesday, 4 September 2018 at Palais Brongniart in Paris. More than 5,000 attendees and speakers from the business, solidarity, government, academic and media gathered to share ideas and build solutions around the theme “Make Society, Make Tomorrow”.

DEMETER contributes to the Convergences World Forum.

With our expertise and involvement in the energy and ecological transition we share a common approach with Convergences, so we decided to commit this year to their event as a co-organizer of the conference “Financing innovation to accelerate environmental transition in cities and regions”.

Conference « Financing innovation to accelerate environmental transition in cities and regions » co-organized by Demeter on Tuesday, 4 September, 16h-17h30 with:

(from left to right)

Stéphanie Chrétien, Partner – Demeter Paris Fonds Vert
Myriam Maestroni, Founder & CEO – Economie d’Energie
Célia Blauel, Deputy Major – Mairie de Paris
Felipe Gordillo, ESG Analyst – BNP Paribas Asset Management
Moderator : Juliette Decq, Carbone 4

Find out more about Convergences:

Demeter at the event organised by the Foundation Energies pour le Monde chaired by Jean-Louis Borloo

On September 10, Vanessa Favier-Klak represented Demeter at the evening organized by the Foundation Energies pour le Monde (Energy for the World), on the occasion of the installation of its new Board of Directors chaired by Jean-Louis Borloo. This Foundation, created in 1990 by Alain Liébard, promotes access to electricity in rural areas, mainly in Africa, Madagascar and South-East Asia.

Demeter supported a project “Energy Solidarity Senegal” aimed at electrification for economic, domestic and social users of 8 villages in Ouonck.

Jean-Louis Borloo urged the participants to promote the work of the foundation. “We do not want you to represent your organizations and companies in the Foundation. We ask you to represent the Foundation within your companies”. He recalled that one million men and women have had access to electricity thanks to the Foundation’s action over the last 25 years, but that more than a billion are still deprived of it.

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Demeter presents private equity at e5t University

Sophie Paturle Guesnerot and Eric Vincent spoke yesterday 29 August at e5t University in La Rochelle to present the role played by private equity in financing ecological and environmental transition.

Founded by Myriam Maestroni, e5t Foundation is now one of the leading think tanks specializing in the issues of climate change and ecological transition.

This 6th edition, which brought together nearly 2,000 participants, was particularly marked by the presence of three former ministers of ecology and environment, Brice Lalonde, Corinne Lepage and Emmanuelle Cosse (picture) whose message was of confidence given the numerous initiatives that emerge all over France to accelerate the transition to an environmentally friendly economy, in spite of political uncertainties.

First closing of Paris Green Fund!

5 months after our selection by Paris City, Demeter achieves the first closing of Paris Green Fund above €100m. We are celebrating this event with Anne Hidalgo and many prominent guests at the Paris City Hall today.

Paris Green Fund invests in fast growing European SMEs developping solutions for the ecological transition of large cities.

Grateful thanks to our investors and all who made this possible!

Transition Monaco Forum: Lionel Cormier participates in “Defining the 21st Century Metropolis” panel.

Last June 27th, on the occasion of the first Transition Monaco Forum held in Monaco, Lionel Cormier participated in the following panel: Defining the 21st Century Metropolis.

After Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, the day before, this session gave him the opportunity to show how much Paris Fonds Vert, a € 200m growth fund dedicated to large cities sustainability sponsored by the city of Paris, was a relevant initiative for the ecological transition of metropolises.

New sucess for the Club Entrepreneurs Demeter last 26th of June !

A new formula for this new edition: after Stéphane Villecroze’s traditional opening remarks, Sophie Paturle and Lionel Cormier presented the new partnerships established with Cycle Capital and eCapital, in the presence of their respective directors, Andrée-Lise Méthot and Willi Mannheims .

On stage followed several round tables, led by Patricia Laurent of GreenUnivers, on the theme “More than Money! “And more specifically on the topics of smartbuilding, mobility and environment, with a focus on the new fund being raised: Agrinnovation.

Alain Dinin, president of Nexity, interviewed by Olivier Dupont, presented the agility required for a large group to transform itself in a very competitive and changing market context.

All the guests then came together, in a convivial way, around a cocktail party, which allowed to prolong the conversations.

Demeter at Think Smartgrids

Demeter was present at the third edition of Think Smartgrids : On the scheduledmeetings with SMEs, start-ups and investment funds of the smart grids ecosystem, in partnership with France Invest, GreenUnivers and Maddyness, on May 17 at Colombus Consulting.

Olivier Bordelanne and Eric Vincent met start-ups and SMEs in the areas of energy storage, optimization of energy consumption, data optimization for the management of real estate parks,  IoT for the improvement of industrial performances of networks and infrastructures, or the digitalisation of hot water electric balloons, etc.

Sophie Paturle Guesnerot, President of the Climate Commission of France Invest, participated in the round table entitled “Are data services mature? with :

  • Olivier Grabette, Chairman of Think Smartgrids and member of the Executive Board of RTE;
  • Pascale Guillo-Lohan, Smart Grids Director of GRTgaz;
  • and Benjamin de Buttet, co-founder of DCbrain,

The round table was led by Valérie-Anne Lencznar, General Delegate of the association.

Think Smartgrids, which brings together the actors of the smart grid ecosystem in France organized this day in order to allow SMEs and start-ups of the smart grid and more generally of the energy sector to develop by  presenting them specialized investment funds interested in this sector.

The Demeter team will be attending Viva Technology event

The Demeter team will be attending Viva Technology event (

Do not hesitate to make an appointment with us on this occasion to discuss your development projects in the field of energy and environmental transition, the smart city or technologies for agriculture.