Jean-Benoit has exceptional international and domestic experience in consulting, policy development and corporate work.
He began his career as international consultant in energy efficiency and climate change in 2008, working on World Bank and United Nations projects, principally in Africa. At home, he worked with Hydro-Québec and Gaz Métro to evaluate the performance of their energy efficiency programs. He went on to become a policy advisor for the Liberal Party Leader, representing and advising on issues of environment, climate change, natural resources, energy, fisheries and oceans and Canadian Arctic. At SNC-Lavalin he took on the role of Environment Specialist, and at WSP he served as the National Lead for Sustainability (Canada).
At WSP he facilitated the design of a long-term Sustainability Action Plan and oversaw its implementation across nearly 150 offices. In his client-facing activities, he participated in the Strategic Environmental Assessment of oil and gas exploration and exploitation in the St-Lawrence Gulf, designed and delivered extensive training in Corporate Social Responsibility in Morocco, and contributed to a dozen other international projects.
In addition to general strategy advisory work at L&C, Jean-Benoit specializes in helping organisations define, measure and improve their extra-financial strategy and performance with a view to maximising their brand recognition, taking into account increasing demands from a globalized civil society. He communicates with passion, loves building bridges between various perspectives and is always fiercely committed to contributing to positive change.
Jean-Benoit holds a B.A. in Political Science from Université Laval and the University of Toronto, and a M.Sc. in Environmental Policy and Regulation from the London School of Economics. Jean-Benoit is the past Chair of the Board of Montreal’s Finance and Sustainability Initiative.