Jean-Philippe Desmartin took up his position as Head of RI team in 2016. He is a graduate of the Paris University (business law and management) as well as the IEP Paris (finance and economics). He started his career in 1993 in a financial engineering department. From 1997 to 1999, he was a manager at Alpha group before moving to the ESG agency ARESE (Now Vigeo Eiris) as head of development. In 2003, he was a director at Innovest (now MSCI) and then in 2004 founded his own consultancy business. From 2005 to 2016, he was Head of ESG research at Oddo Securities.
A member of several international committees seeking to further Sustainable Finance (the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies - EFFAS, the International Corporate Governance Network - ICGN, Principles for Responsible Investment - PRI, world intellectual capital initiative - WICI), he has also co-written 3 books on RI, including the Routledge Handbook of RI (2015). His practice was the object of a business case conducted by the Harvard Business School in 2011. In 2016, his work was recognised as innovative by an international jury of academics and institutional investors at the Investment Innovation Benchmark (IIB).