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 Global. 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-related risks in a quantified, value-chain-based and comparable manner, 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 12 years in that field. He advises the broad financial community (pension funds, sovereign funds, asset managers, private markets investors, banks, insurance companies, academics) in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Austria on the integration of sustainability criteria into strategy, financial analyses, risk management and reporting (TCFD, SDGs, Green Taxonomy, Science-Based Targets etc.). Jean-Florent co-developed the Trucost services that help hundreds of investors comply with Article 173 of the French Energy Transition law and is a regular speaker at events, courses or workshops.

Jean-Florent also works closely with S&P Global colleagues in Central & Southern Europe, hence contributing to the integration of ESG throughout S&P Global’s products and services. 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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