Sylvain is a founder and Managing Director of Mirova Natural Capital and the Althelia Funds.
Sylvain has been involved in carbon finance as early as 1997 when he started the Climate Change advisory practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He advised there numerous corporates and public organisations on their carbon strategies and carried out milestone assignments such as structuring the European Carbon Fund, designing the European carbon registry Seringas, organising one of the first emission trading simulations (GETS2) and developing several CDM projects.
In 2005, Sylvain joined the BNP Paribas Corporate & Investment Banking as Head of Carbon Finance, where he successfully developed the carbon business of the bank, building a well diversified and highly profitable portfolio of carbon projects.
Sylvain is also member of the Board and member of the Investment Committee of the European Carbon Fund. Sylvain is a qualified environmental engineer and holds an MBA from HEC Business School.