Jean-Philippe Desmartin took up his position as Head of our Responsible Investment team on September 12 2016. He is a graduate of the Paris University II (business law and management) as well as the IEP in Paris (finance and economics). He started his career in 1993 in the financial engineering department at Crédit Du Nord. From 1997 to 1999, he was a project manager at the Alpha Group before moving to the extra-financial agency ARESE as Head of Development. In 2003, he was a director at Innovest and then in 2004 founded his own consultancy business, Desmartin Conseil. From 2005, he was Head of ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) research at Oddo Securities. .
A member of several working groups and international committees seeking to further ESG issues (the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies - EFFAS, the International Corporate Governance Network - ICGN, Principles for Responsible Investment - PRI, World Intellectual Capital Initiative - WICI), Jean-Philippe Desmartin also chairs the research commission at the French Forum pour l'Investissement Responsable. He has co-written three books on Responsible Investments, L’Investissement Socialement Responsable (2005), ISR et Finance Responsable (2014) and The Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment (2015). His practice was the object of a business case conducted by the Harvard Business School (HBS) in 2011. Last year, his work was recognised as innovative by an international jury of academics and institutional investors at the Investment Innovation Benchmark (IIB).