Sylvain Goupille

Althelia Ecosphere

Sylvain is Managing Partner of Mirova - Althelia, aleading impact fund manager dedicated to climate change and sustainable land use investments. Sylvain has been involved in impact and climate finance as early as 1997 when he started the Climate Change advisory practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He advised there corporates and public organisations on climate strategies, and amongst other structured the European Carbon Fund, the first private climate fund. In 2005, Sylvain joined the BNP Paribas Corporate &  Investment Banking as Head of Climate Finance, where he successfully developed the climate activities of the bank along all business lines (trading, structure finance, etc.).

Since 2011, Sylvain leads Althelia Impact funds which primarily invest into sustainable land use activities in Africa and Latin America, aiming a combining climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, with conservation and food safety. Sylvain is a qualified environmental engineer and holds an MBA from HEC Business School.