About

Urban planner. Responsible investment professional. Transit advocate.

Diagnosis. Insights. Engagement. Initiative. Multilingual.

Toronto. Vaughan.

Jean-François has 10+ years of experience in financial services, media, sustainability consulting, and public policy. He has worked with firms and governments in Europe, Latin America, the U.K., and the U.S. His research has helped financial institutions to adopt socially-responsible investment practices as former Lead Analyst at Sustainalytics. Jean-François has a reputation for applying creative approaches to problem-solving. He has written about how investors can protect the environment through reduced deforestation and flooding. Jean-François is fluent in French and Spanish, and is available to work in those languages.

Jean-François currently works as a Research Fellow with Dr. Diane-Laure Arjaliès and Dr. Jury Gualandris at the Ivey Business School at Western University. He is part of a team researching how to incentivize regenerative agriculture in southern Ontario. One of the projects is funded through an inaugural Canadian Sustainable Finance Network (CSFN) Research Grant through the Institute for Sustainable Finance.

Jean-François completed a Master of Planning in Urban Development at Toronto Metropolitan University (Formerly Ryerson University) in spring 2022. His master’s major research paper was about how the City of Toronto can remove obstacles to use reserve funds for parkland acquisition and described 25 financial tools that can be used for this purpose. He held a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council – Canada Graduate Scholarship (Master’s) and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship. He holds an Honors in Business Administration from the Ivey Business School at Western University, where he did an exchange term at the Rotterdam School of Management at Eramus University in The Netherlands. In 2016, he obtained the Canadian Securities Certificate. He is also the Executive Director and Co-Founder of A Voice for Transit, an advocacy organization focused on transit equity in the Toronto region.

His work has been featured in the following outlets:

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