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About us

Founded in 2016 under the name Carbon Consult Group, the company changed its name to CCG in 2020. Since our inception, we have been assisting businesses and communities to take action in the fight against climate change.
Based in Montreal, our experts help organizations measure and reduce their GHG emissions and implement a climate change adaptation plan.

Our mission

To be actors of change to enable our partners to implement actions with a positive impact, thus creating a climate-resilient community.

Our values

Respect

In our words and deeds, to develop a relationship of trust.

Expertise

Based on the best practices in the industry to offer you the most relevant solution.

Empathy

Listening to you to understand your needs and expectations.

Innovation

Standing out from the crowd with “out of the box” solutions.

Fun

Creating a positive atmosphere that encourages creativity.

Our team

We are a team of experts passionate for tackling the climate crisis. Under the guidance of three experienced partners, CCG’s consultants form a dynamic team with multidisciplinary skills. Accompanied by an expert top-level advisory committee, we have surrounded ourselves with external partners who bring a wide range of expertise.

Pascal Geneviève

co-founder and general director

Pascal has been working for more than 10 years on the carbon footprint of organizations.
After a career in aeronautics, where he held numerous responsibilities in areas such as engineering, testing, simulations and after-sales service, Pascal specialized in the environmental footprint of products. Convinced that climate change is the challenge of our time, he co-founded CCG in 2016 to support public and private organizations in the transition to a low-carbon economy. Pascal is a certified “GHG Inventory Quantifier”(GHG-IQ) by CSA. His passion for the fight against climate change leads him to share his knowledge at conferences and training sessions on both mitigation and adaptation.
Pascal holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Urbana Champaign, Illinois, and an engineering degree from the École des Mines, in France.

Jean Paquin

co-founder and president

Jean has over 25 years of experience in developing and managing renewable energy projects worldwide. After several entrepreneurial experiences in Spain, he became Director of Business Development for one of the world’s leading wind energy consultants. Subsequently, he became director of the hydroelectric generation department and senior director of business development for one of the largest independent power generators in Canada. Jean co-founded CCG in 2016 to bring his deep expertise to all types of organizations. An outstanding communicator, he is regularly solicited as a speaker. Jean holds an eMBA from the John Molson School of Business and a degree in Civil Engineering (B.Sc.) from Concordia University. Jean is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ #107308).

Alexandru Iordan

Senior Director

Alexandru is an expert in business risk management related to climate change.
Trained as a chemist, Alexandru has been responsible, among other things, for the integration of complex regulations into business processes and product compliance. Internationally, he has been involved in the development of standards for environmental management in the supply chain. He was also involved in the design of CORSIA, the first international system for offsetting CO2 emissions for aviation. As part of the management team, Alexandru leads CCG’s services for the financial sector. He is also involved in various missions aimed at measuring and valuing emission reductions in the industrial manufacturing, green technologies, transport and civil aviation sectors.
Alexandru holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s degree from the University of Strasbourg, in France.

Jeremy Quesnel

Impact strategy and innovation director

Jeremy started his career working for industrial groups in the automotive sector. In charge of optimization and continuous improvement, he gained significant experience in project management and change management. He also took part in a Task Force to help American and European factories in crisis. His social and ecological concerns led him to shift his career towards environment, especially GHG emissions and climate change topics. Passionate about geopolitics and energy, Jeremy is always learning and applying this knowledge in diversified mandates. He joined the CCG team in 2020. He holds a Master of Engineering from the École des Mines in France, then went to University of Sherbrooke, in Québec, for a Specialized Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management.
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Ernesto Rodriguez-Sanchez

Ernesto Rodriguez-Sanchez

Consultant

Ernesto has a solid experience in conformity assessment and management systems certification. For more than 8 years, he was a consultant in structured continuous improvement in a certification body and then in charge of supporting several companies in strategic management and improvement of their performance and corporate sustainability in Latin America. In recent years, he has been interested in the challenges of resilient and sustainable development in an uncertain world where major threats are constantly evolving. Ernesto holds a Master of Engineering in Organizational Resilience from Polytechnique Montréal and is an OIQ’s candidate for the engineering profession. Having a major interest in urban resilience, climate change adaptation, and business continuity, he joined the CCG team in 2020 as a consultant in adaptation and resilience

Camille Proulx

Consultant

Camille has had diverse work experiences that have allowed her to her understanding of the economic and technical challenges of climate change. She has notably worked in collaboration with the experts of CMG International for the for the financing of an ecoresponsible project. She also participated in the development of the Faith for Earth Initiative in the United Nations Environment Program in Kenya.

All of her involvement and study choices have been made according to her according to her ecological and social convictions. Always active in initiatives in the field of education and popularization of science initiatives, member of several boards of directors, Camille seeks to make a difference in the public understanding of the complex understanding of the complex situation related to climate change. Camille holds a bachelor’s degree in in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in circular economy from Polytechnique Montreal.

Saad El Kassab

Consultant

Saad has had diverse work experiences in the field of corporate social responsibility and in the development of integrated solutions. He first worked as a carbon consultant for the transition of a major construction group in France. Afterwards, he joined a consulting firm to offer ESG consulting services in Morocco. Convinced of the performance of responsible business models, he accompanied organizations in a process of making extra-financial capital available. In recent years, his passion for the development of responsible performance levers has led him to the design of decision support tools. Saad holds a DESS in sustainable development from the University of Montreal, an engineering degree and a master’s degree in sustainable development engineering from the Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine.

Henri Gilmant

Consultant

Henri combines conviction and knowledge to reduce the effects of climate change. He had several years of experience in the industry in France before joining CCG as a consultant. In the past, Henri has led bicycle and accessory development projects, built sustainable development strategies and led eco-design projects. Aware of the current and future challenges of our climate and our society, he wants to spend all of his time limiting climate change and preparing for future challenges. Henri graduated in Engineering at the Institut Catholique des Arts et Métiers (ICAM) in France.

Anne Martin

Anne Martin

Executive assistant

After working in the health care and sales sectors, Anne redirected her career to the administrative field. Her personal and family commitment to better management of the Earth’s resources led her to CCG. Anne supports the management team in the various administrative tasks, allowing the management team to focus on accelerating climate solution projects. Anne combines her ease of work with her conviction that the Earth can no longer wait and that actions must be taken today.

Sylvianne Guimond

Accounting and sustainable finance

Sylvianne specializes in accounting, budget management and results analysis for businesses. She has worked in a major Canadian bank, in a college institution and is also in private practice. Her mission is to demonstrate that sustainable development can be profitable for a company. Her passion for communicating her knowledge and her proactive approach allow her to create a positive relationship with her contacts. Supported by a solid foundation in accounting, she prioritizes sustainable and innovative solutions in her approach. She joined the team in order to create synergy in the services offered. Sylvianne is a graduate in accounting sciences from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) and holds the title of professional chartered accountant CPA, CMA.

Pierre Gonthier

Senior Counsel

Pierre has been practicing for over 25 years in the field of taxation and commercial law. He has worked for the government, a large accounting firm and in private practice. Pierre has been involved in numerous sales and reorganizations of small and medium-sized businesses. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, an organization dedicated to the promotion of legal education and research in international sustainable development law. His interest in sustainable development issues led him to meet with the founders of CCG, to assist in its foundation and then to act as its senior lawyer. In December 2019, he supported CCG’s delegation to the 25th Climate Conference (COP 25) in Madrid. A member of the Quebec Bar since 1990, Pierre is a graduate in law from McGill University and holds a Master’s degree in taxation and an MBA in international affairs from HEC Montréal.

Consultative Committee

Lukas Brochard​

Lukas worked as a sustainability consultant for international organizations before moving to the private sector where he helped companies improve their environmental and social performance. He now assesses the environmental performance of companies for investors.

Marc Poulin

Marc was an executive for more than 10 years in an international renewable energy consulting engineering firm. He is now dedicated to setting up a start-up dedicated to offering online solutions for sleep disorders (Haleo). He is also a mentor for several start-up entrepreneurs and a member of the SAESEM Board of Directors.

External Consultant

François Lafortune

François has been working in the field of GHGs and climate change for more than a decade. Doctor in Analytical Chemistry, he has been teaching GHG and climate change courses for the Master’s program in Environment at the University of Sherbrooke since 2012. He has acted as a consultant in Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire, where he has given workshops on climate change, and is a regular speaker at symposiums and conferences. Francois’ expertise covers the quantification of GHG emissions for organizations or projects. In particular, he has  conducted GHG emission inventories and GHG emission reduction plans for a dozen Quebec municipalities. He is regularly called upon to verify emissions declarations of public and private organizations. François works with CCG in 2018 as a senior climate change expert.