Team for impact
to create value for all our stakeholders
Driven by passion and holding cross functional skills, our professionals exemplify our values to offer trustworthy service with high standards.
Michel Brutti, CFA
Founder and CEO
Having 30 years of experience in the investment industry managing global portfolios of up to $10bn in public stocks and fixed income, Michel launched Clear Skies when he identified that returns don’t need to be sacrificed when investing with positive impact in mind. Up until recently, Michel Brutti was a Senior Partner and Portfolio Manager at Jarislowsky Fraser, where he served as a member of the firm’s Investment Strategy Committee and the Sustainable Investment Committee. Committed to being an expert in his domain, Michel holds a CFA Charter, a certificate from the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and is a SASB FSA Credential-holder. His alma maters include an MBA from the University of Toronto and a Computer Engineering degree from the Université of Technologie de Compiègne. He is a board member of the Fonds d’Action Québecois pour le Développement Durable (FAQDD). Other active engagements include: Member of the Investment Committees of the Ottawa-based Green Municipal Fund and the Greater Montreal Climate Fund; the Investment Review Committee of the Inuit Makivik Corporation and the Investment Committee of Ecofuel, a clean tech accelerator fund. Furthermore, Michel is a member of the Canada Forum for Impact Investment and Development (CAFIID) and the Quebec SASB group.
Director, Sustainable Investments
Dan is an engineering and sustainability professional with 4 years of experience in energy and infrastructure projects. Holding a Master of Resource & Environmental Management and a Sustainability and Climate Risk Certificate (SCR) complements his experience in ESG analytics. His undergraduate and a Master degrees in Engineering add depth to the Clear Skies investment strategy.
Director, Operations and Strategy
Holding a Master of Business Administration underscored by a Bachelor in Psychology, Canadian Securities Certification, and a Project Management background, Polina is equipped to ensure that all Clear Skies’ investment operations have impact investing at the core. Her sustainability acumen was developed in the non-for-profit sector as well as sitting on a committee responsible for verification of funds on their impact management systems.
Impact Investment Research
Global Equity Analyst
Nazim graduated with distinction from the Concordia University Bachelor of Commerce and Finance program, earning membership into the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honour Society and the Golder Key Honour Society. He was the recipient of the Concordia Undergraduate Research Award Scholarship having demonstrated distinguished experience in academic research and AI, and while working during his studies at the John Dobson Investment lab and as an analyst at Clear Skies. Nazim is a Level 2 candidate in the CFA Program
Director, Client Experience and Strategy
With more than 23 years of experience as a financial markets professional, Jacques has a diverse background spanning multiple asset classes and sub-industries. After working as an institutional derivatives marketer at RBC, he pivoted to asset management, being responsible for over $2bn at Addenda Capital, handling Liability Driven Investments (LDI), credit and structured products. In 2008, he co-founded AlphaFixe Capital, a leader in active Fixed Income management, serving as Chief Risk Officer. In 2016, he joined TMX Group as VP, Innovation, Growth, Products and services, managing a pan-Canadian team covering Equities, Fixed Income, Derivatives and ESG. He also served for 4 years as an independent Director at Albecour, an aluminum smelting company owned by Investissement Québec. Jacques started his responsible investment journey as a PRI signatory in 2011. He has a Masters degree from HEC Montreal and a teaching certificate from UQAM.
We serve family offices, institutional investors, foundations, endowments and accredited investors seeking to make an impact.
A council of leaders in areas as diverse as Finance, Engineering, Regulation, Environmental Policy and other industry knowledge that provide strategic guidance, insight and connections to achieve the vision of Clear Skies
Expertise in Portfolio Management and Sustainable Investment
Specialist in Venture Capital in emerging technologies and entrepreneurship
Impact Finance Strategist, Cleantech, Fundraising Expertise
Expertise in Corporate and
Expertise in Impact Investing, Cleantech and Sustainable Food
Meet the dynamic team of Investment Analyst Interns
Renewable energy/utilities, Info-tech, Fixed-income and Healthcare
Renewable energy/utilities, Materials, Consumer-staples
Consumer-discretionary, Healthcare, Info-tech, Real-estate
Consumer-staples, Consumer-discretionary, Real-estate
Impact Radar and Portfolio Optimization team
This team is developing the technologies which are integrated in the sourcing and assessing stages of the impact investment process along side analysts and volunteers. See more about the Impact Radar here.
Data Analyst and Coding Consultant leading the Impact Radar and Optimization Projects
Coding for the Impact Radar
NextGen Impact Panel
To remain agile in a rapidly changing world, as well as to form a holistic view of all the industries we invest in, Clear Skies designated a panel composed of forward-thinking volunteers committed to advancing impact investing and creating a better world for their generation and the next generations.
Digital Communications Strategy
Company Impact Analysis
To realize our shared vision, we must go further than ESG integration in our investment strategies. In making investment decisions, we focus on both the impact of our investments as well as financial criteria.
OUR PARTNERS AND SUPPLIERS
We engage with collaborators who not only aim to achieve the highest degree of excellence in the field of investment management but are also committed to enhancing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Impact goals of the global economy.