In recent years, GIR has emerged as a leader in the specialized field of responsible investment. The recognition it has received is largely based on its advanced systems and procedures that are spearheaded by its tightly knit team of highly qualified experts in sustainable development and finance.
Olivier Gamache is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Group Investissement Responsable Inc. (GIR) since 2007. He holds a B.A. in business administration from HEC Montréal school of business and has over 10 years of experience in the fields of Responsible Investment and Corporate Governance. Mr Gamache is also an executive director of Gouvernance Expert (GoEx), a corporate governance focus accounting firm, and sits on the board of the PUSH Fund, of Association des clubs entrepreneurs étudiants du Québec and of Fondation François Bourgeois. He previously worked as a portfolio manager and held various executive positions for a private investment company. In recent years, GIR has emerged as a leader in the specialized field of responsible investment. The recognition it has received is largely based on its advanced systems and procedures that are spearheaded by its tightly knit team of highly qualified experts in sustainable development and finance.
Jocelyn Caron joined GIR in 2015 as COO. He was previously executive vice-president of Intangible Gouvernance and also worked in several government agencies. Parallel to this career, Mr. Caron was a volunteer involved in many organizations. He is currently chairman of the board of Habitations les II Volets, an economically priced housing project for seniors. He holds an MA in political science from the Université de Montréal and is a graduate of the École Nationale d'Administration (ENA) in France (Promotion Jean-Jacques Rousseau) where he obtained a Master of Public Administration . He is also the author of the essay Choisir le progrès national, published in 2013 by Éditions Druide.
Pierre Beaucage is an executive director at GIR since 2007. He is president and chief executive officer of Gouvernance Expert (GOEX), a firm specialized in corporate governance and business strategies for small and medium-sized businesses. For 30 years, Mr. Beaucage held various positions as an executive and director in different SMEs from various sectors of the economy. Since 2003, he is a Director on the of PME MTL Centre-Ville’s Board (www.pmemtl.com), also known as the Société de développement économique Ville-Marie. PME MTL is an organization dedicated to starting up and developing SMEs. Mr. Beaucage holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) with a specialization in finance, accounting, and real estate. He is a member of the order of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (CPA).
After joining the team as a Governance Analyst in 2013, Thomas Estinès' passion and interest for the impact of responsible investment in today's society grew significantly. He spent the next two years improving his corporate governance skills as well as adding knowledge on the social and environmental front. In 2016, in recognition to these efforts, he was promoted to Chief Analyst. He holds an MBA in International Management for St. John's University (USA) and a Master in Environment Management from Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle (France).