Jean-Florent Helfre

Head of Business Development - Central and Southern Europe

Jean-Florent is Head of FI Business Development, Central and Southern Europe at Trucost, part of S&P Dow Jones Indices. Trucost assesses and prices risks relating to climate change, natural resource constraints and broader ESG factors, enabling companies and financial institutions to understand exposure to ESG factors, inform resilience and identify the transformative solutions of tomorrow.

Jean-Florent has a deep understanding of investor needs in the area of ESG research having worked more than 10 years in that field. He advises the broad financial community (asset owners, asset managers, private equity firms, banks, insurance companies, academics) in France, Belgium and Luxembourg, Italy and the whole Switzerland on the integration of sustainability criteria into analysis and reporting. Jean-Florent co-developed the Trucost services that help investors comply with Article 173 of the French Energy Transition law and is regular speaker at local events.

Prior to working at Trucost, Jean-Florent was a credit analyst at BNP Paribas, a governance & SRI analyst at Dutch Sustainability Research in the Netherlands and a RI manager at Sustainalytics in France. He holds a MSc degree from environmental engineering school ISARA Lyon and a MSc in asset management from ESA Business School. He is also a PRI academy certificate holder.

Trucost clients won praise at the recent 2° Invest Awards organized by the French Ministry of Environment and the 2° Investing Initiative, while a recent report shows that Trucost is the leading provider of carbon data.

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