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Marie-Claude Bourgie, Executive Director

Marie-Claude was able to combine her dual university background in environment and finance to cultivate expertise in climate finance. She began her career as an international climate finance consultant for Global Consult and EcoRessources, guiding governments and the private sector on international climate change policies and financing models. She worked for nearly six years as VP development for the One Drop Foundation, a foundation which has an international project portfolio of more than $100M in 13 countries, notably responsible for fundraising and strategic partnerships. She is passionate about developing financial structures that aim to maximize leverage to increase the social and environmental impact of projects. Marie-Claude holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Bishop’s University, a Master’s degree in Environment from Simon Fraser University, and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the John Molson School of Business. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Forum for Impact Investment and Development.

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Sebastian Menthonnex, Director, Investment

Sebastian has over 20 years of experience in structured finance, project finance, corporate finance and international trade finance, including 12 years in Impact Investing.

He has led the origination, the structuring and the execution of these financings for Sub-Sovereign entities, State-Owned Enterprises, Financial Institutions and International Corporations, via syndications, public-private partnerships (PPP) and blending finance in the sectors of renewable energies and clean technologies, transport, waste management and social infrastructure.

From Paris, Bangkok, Manila and Guadeloupe, he has worked in 40 emerging countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as in Europe.

Concerned about the urgent need to act against climate change, he joined the Greater Montreal Climate Fund to help reduce GHGs.

Sebastian holds a Master’s degree (French DESS) in Banking & Finance from Paris Dauphine.

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Ted Kantrowitz, Director, Programs

Ted has over 20 years of experience in strategy, program design, and industrial and government relations in the renewable energy, construction, and sustainability sectors.

Former CEO of the Canadian Association for the Heat Pump Industry, Ted led the design, structuring and execution of projects for the private and parapublic sectors, as well as for local and national governments, financial institutions, and insurance companies. His clients have benefited from his expertise in the fields of renewable energy, cleantech, transport, water, and social infrastructure.

Ted’s career in sustainability began with projects based on Cradle-to-Cradle design thinking in 2002.  Prior to his career in sustainability, Ted worked on humanitarian international development projects in Argentina, Poland, United-States, Kosovo, and Kyrgyzstan.

Ted holds a B.A. from Rutgers University (USA), an MBA from McGill University, several certificates in project evaluation and budgeting, and LEED. He is fluent in five languages.