Team for impact

More than anything, we STRIVE
to create value for all our stakeholders​

Our Professionals​

Driven by passion and holding cross functional skills, our professionals exemplify our values to offer trustworthy service with high standards.

Michel Brutti​, CFA

Founder and CEO

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30 years of experience in the investment industry managing global portfolios of up to $10bn in public stocks and fixed income. Up until recently, Michel Brutti was a Senior Partner and Portfolio Manager at Jarislowsky Fraser, where he served as a member of the firm’s Investment Strategy Committee and the Sustainable Investment Committee. Committed to being an expert in his domain, Michel holds a CFA Charter, a certificate from the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and is a SASB FSA Credential-holder. His alma maters include an MBA from the University of Toronto and a Computer Engineering degree from the Université of Technologie de Compiègne. He is a board member of the Fonds d’Action Québecois pour le Développement Durable (FAQDD). Other active engagements include: Member of the Investment Committees of the Ottawa-based Green Municipal Fund and the Greater Montreal Climate Fund; the Investment Review Committee of the Inuit Makivik Corporation and the Investment Committee of Ecofuel, a clean tech accelerator fund. Furthermore, Michel is a member of the Canada Forum for Impact Investment and Development (CAFIID) and the Quebec SASB group.

Dan J Chacko

Dan Chacko​

Director of Sustainable Investments

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An engineer and sustainability professional with 4 years of experience in energy and infrastructure projects. Master of Resource & Environmental Management complemented by experience in ESG analytics. An undergraduate and a masters in Engineering will aid In research and strategy.

Polina Gamayunov

Polina Gamayunova​

Director of Operations and Strategy

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Masters of Business Administration, Project Management Certificate and experience in the non-for-profit sector. Impact management skills accumulated on a committee responsible for verification of funds on their impact management systems, underscored by an undergraduate degree in Psychology.

Saphira

Saphira Suoi

Impact Investment Research​

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With a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, a certification in Canadian Securities Course and previous experience in the Sustainability committee at her university, Saphira first joined Clear Skies Investment team as an Impact Investment Analyst Intern. As her passion for ESG and Impact analysis keeps growing, she hopes to continue bringing her knowledge and her interest in environmental issues to the company.

   See the Saphira impact posts

We serve family offices, institutional investors, foundations, endowments and accredited investors seeking to make an impact.         ​​

Meet Our
Advisors

A council of leaders in areas as diverse as Finance, Engineering, Regulation, Environmental Policy and other industry knowledge that provide strategic guidance, insight and connections to achieve the vision of Clear Skies​​​​​​​​​​

Amr Addas

Amr Addas​

Expertise in Portfolio Management and Sustainable Investment​

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An Adjunct Professor and Director of the Van Berkom Investment Management Program and Van Berkom Small Cap Case Competition at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. He is also the Strategic Advisor for Sustainability at JMSB and leads Concordia’s Sustainable Investing Practicum in collaboration with Manulife.

Marie-Claude Bourgie, MBA​

Expertise in Climate Finance and Strategic Partnerships

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Executive Director the Greater Montreal Climate Fund with background in Environmental Policies, Finance and Development in a Foundation.

Sylvain Carle

Sylvain Carle

Specialist in Venture Capital in emerging technologies and entrepreneurship  

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Managing Partner of O13, a new pre-seed fund and development program to help climate entrepreneurs. Previously a Senior Director at SecondMuse Capital, he also served as a General Partner at Real Ventures from 2014 to 2020. See more.

Alain-Olivier Desbois,
CFA​

Impact Finance Strategist, Cleantech, Fundraising Expertise

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​CEO –Elements Financial, Senior Advisor of SVX.​

Olivier Gamache

Olivier Gamache​

Expertise in Corporate Governance, Philanthropy and Sustainable Finance

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Chairman of Group Investissement Responsable Inc. (GIR) and Fondation François Bourgeois, as well as Head of Corporate Governance of Gouvernance Expert (GoEx).​

Maria Maisuradze

Maria Maisuradze​

Expertise in Corporate and
Sustainable Finance

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Founder and CEO of Education for Sustainability and is a member of CFA Montreal’s ESG committee and SASB Quebec working group.

Roxanne Turcotte​

Expertise in Impact Investing, Cleantech ​and Sustainable Food​​

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Managing Director at Kiera Capital Partners Inc. with over 20 years of Venture Capital and Private Equity experience having worked for both institutional and private funds. Design engineering and project management background.

Rosalie Vendette​

Expert and Consultant in Sustainable Finance​

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Consultant at DecodESG with close to 20 years in the field of sustainable finance; responsible investment at Desjardins and Group Investissement responsable (GIR) and collaborations with the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) signatory network of Quebec.

Meet the dynamic team of Investment Analyst Interns

Nazim Benguettat

Nazim Benguettat

Renewable energy/utilities,​ ​Info-tech,​ Fixed-income ​and Healthcare​

Alicia Carrie

Alicia Carrié

Renewable energy/utilities,​ Materials, Consumer-staples

Karl-Yuri Knori

Karl-Yuri Knori

Consumer-discresionary, Healthcare, Info-tech, Real-estate

Nikhil Parashar

Nikhil Parashar

Financials, REITS, Renewable energy/utilities

Ivar Skaar

Ivar Skaar

Incoming- June 2022

Horace Yang

Horace Yang

Consumer-staples,​ Consumer-discretionary, Real-estate 

Impact Radar and Portfolio Optimization team

This team is developing the technologies which are integrated in the sourcing and assessing stages of the impact investment process along side analysts and volunteers. See more about the Impact Radar here.​​​​​​​​​​

William Laplante

William Laplante

Data Analyst and Coding Consultant leading the Impact Radar and Optimization Projects

Natasha Yang

Natasha Yang

Coding for the Impact Radar

NextGen Impact Panel​

To remain agile in a rapidly changing world, as well as to form a holistic view of all the industries we invest in, Clear Skies designated a panel composed of forward-thinking volunteers committed to advancing impact investing and creating a better world for their generation and the next generations.​​

Florian Baur

Website Development

Lauriane Baur

Lauriane Baur

Website Development

 

 

Louis-Philippe Tremblay

Digital Communications Strategy

Wael Abou Amar

Chetana Rathi

Coding for the Impact Radar Project

Natasha Yang

Victoria Petitclerc

Analysis for the Impact Radar Project

Veronique Gauthier

Veronique Gauthier

Company Impact Analysis

To realize our shared vision, we must go further than ESG integration in our investment strategies. In making investment decisions, we focus on both the impact of our investments as well as financial criteria.

OUR PARTNERS AND SUPPLIERS​

We engage with collaborators who not only aim to achieve the highest degree of excellence in the field of investment management but are also committed to enhancing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Impact goals of the global economy. ​

Majestic Asset Management

OUR NETWORKS

SIGNATORY OF PRI
Nourish Group
RIA

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