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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Having 30 years of experience in the investment industry managing global portfolios of up to $10bn in public stocks and fixed income, Michel launched Clear Skies when he identified that returns don’t need to be sacrificed when investing with positive impact in mind. 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.

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Nazim

Nazim Benguettat

Global Equity Analyst

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Nazim graduated with distinction from the Concordia University Bachelor of Commerce and Finance program, earning membership into the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honour Society and the Golder Key Honour Society. He was the recipient of the Concordia Undergraduate Research Award Scholarship having demonstrated distinguished experience in academic research and AI, and while working during his studies at the John Dobson Investment lab and as an analyst at Clear Skies. Nazim is a Level 2 candidate in the CFA Program

Dan J Chacko

Dan Chacko​

Director of Sustainable Investments

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Dan is an engineering and sustainability professional with 4 years of experience in energy and infrastructure projects. Holding a Master of Resource & Environmental Management and a Sustainability and Climate Risk Certificate (SCR) complements his experience in ESG analytics. His undergraduate and a Master degrees in Engineering add depth to the Clear Skies investment strategy.

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Polina Gamayunov

Polina Gamayunova​

Director of Operations and Strategy

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Holding a Master of Business Administration underscored by a Bachelor in Psychology, Canadian Securities Certification, and a Project Management background, Polina is equipped to ensure that all Clear Skies’ investment operations have impact investing at the core. Her sustainability acumen was developed in the non-for-profit sector as well as sitting on a committee responsible for verification of funds on their impact management systems.

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Polina Gamayunov

Saphira Suoi

Impact Investment Research​

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With a Bachelor degree in Finance, a certification in Canadian Securities Course and previous experience in the Sustainability committee at her university, Saphira first joined the 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. Saphira is a Level 1 candidate in the CFA Program.

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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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Associate/Venture Partner at InvestEco Capital 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.

Meet the dynamic team of Investment Analyst Interns

Ishaan Agnihotri

Ishaan Agnihotri

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

Alicia Carrie

Alicia Carrié

Renewable energy/utilities,​ Materials, Consumer-staples

Andrew Cheng

Andrew Cheng

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

Horace Yang

Horace Yang

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

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

Louis-Philippe Tremblay

Digital Communications Strategy

 

 

Emma Hason

Newsletter Editor

Lauriane Baur

Lauriane Baur

Website Development

Natasha Yang

Natasha Yang

Coding 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

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Nourish Group
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