Laurent Babikian is Director Investor Engagement at CDP Europe, having started his career in 1991 working with Bank Indosuez for 10 years. In 2000, he co-founded, Afternext, a start-up incubator and coached entrepreneurs to accelerate their business before creating Corcovado, his own consultancy company, for which he moved to Brazil in 2007. While in Brazil, he became one of the mentors of the NGO Endeavor, an international not-for-profit organisation aimed at developing sustainable entrepreneurship in emerging countries. Babikian is a member of the advisory board of the Low Carbon 100 index that is managed by Euronext and the French label Greenfin that is managed by the French Ministry of Environment. Babikian graduated from IESE Business School in Barcelona, holding an executive MBA in general management. He also holds a master’s in finance from the University of Paris Dauphine.