Experts on all the line. For a world who wants to move forward.
A multidisciplinary team
Engineers, agronomists, economists and managers make up our team of experienced professionals. Together, they combine expertise and experience.
- A dynamic and innovative team
- Support that is adapted to the realities of your business
- Strong technical knowledge and rigour
Adeline Baudoin, M.Eng.
Adeline Baudoin graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Nancy in France and holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering, specializing in circular economy, from the École Polytechnique de Montréal. She joined the Groupe AGÉCO in 2019 as a corporate responsibility analyst.
In the course of her career, Adeline has previously worked on the development of environmental performance indicators and promoted industry and public awareness of sustainable development. She also has experience in the publishing field as a project manager involved in the evaluation of convenience goods.
Adeline has a strong interest in supporting informed decision-making, which leads to clearly and effectively presented analytical results.
Alban Pilard, M.Eng
Alban Pilard holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from the École d’ingénieurs des Mines Douai (Northern France), and a master’s degree in energy and sustainable development from the École Polytechnique de Montréal. He joined the team in 2020 as a corporate responsibility analyst.
Alban has worked in green roof and wall design, and, in 2016, he co-founded WASA Games, a non-profit organization that promotes and encourages sustainable development practises in businesses and among individuals. He has developed game-based training tools (serious games) and has given numerous workshops to raise awareness of environmental, social and economic issues. Alban is well recognized in the social and solidarity economy community for his technical and scientific approach, and for his volunteer involvement in impact projects (Solon, Thésez-vous, WASA Games). Having grown up on a farm, he also has first-hand knowledge of the agricultural environment and a keen interest in construction.
Alban is deeply motivated and committed to his professional causes. He decided to join the team to pursue the development of a more sustainable society by equipping companies with concrete, applied solutions.
Bastien Roure, Jr. Eng., M. Sc. A.
Bastien Roure is a graduate engineer from EPF (France) and holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from Université de Sherbrooke, within the Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory in Life Cycle Assessment and Circular Economy (LIRIDE). He joined AGECO Group in March 2021 as a senior analyst on the corporate responsibility team.
His master’s degree explored the integration of sustainable development in engineering education through life cycle assessment tools. Since 2017, he’s applied this approach as a lecturer at Université de Sherbrooke. At the same time, he developed his LCA experience at LIRIDE as a research professional. Bastien has assisted many regional companies and organizations in addressing their environmental challenges and in implementing sustainable solutions supported by LCA.
Bastien is motivated by his desire to contribute to the transition towards a truly sustainable society through reliable analysis for effective change. He is committed to providing professional and quality work while remaining true to his values.
Bertrand Montel, Ph. D.
Director Scientific Affairs - Economic Studies
Bertrand started his career in France, conducting research on the economy and the organization of livestock sectors in France and the Netherlands through a sustainable development perspective. Upon arriving in Canada in 2003, he worked as a risk manager and an economist and strategist for major Canadian banks in agriculture and agribusinesses lending. He is a member of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society, the Agricultural Advisory Group of Accounting Standards Board and the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
Bertrand brings leading-edge expertise in the funding and development of Canada’s agricultural and agri-food sectors and the international trade of agricultural products. He is also passionate about strategic foresight and is working to develop its use in the agricultural and agri-food world. Through the years, he has built a network of strategic contacts in these sectors, as well as in the academic world.
Camille Chaudron, a chemical engineer by training, completed a master's degree at the International Reference Centre for the Life Cycle of Products, Services and Processes (CIRAIG) at Polytechnique Montréal. Her research project focused on the cranberry processing industry and allowed her to develop eco-efficiency expertise in the food industry.
Later, Camille held a research position at the University of California, Berkeley and studied the impact of water consumption in large American cities.
Camille is creative and motivated. She joined the AGÉCO Group to support companies in their sustainable development approach.
Camille Payant, M.Sc.
Camille has a bachelor’s degree in agronomy and a master’s degree in animal sciences from Laval University. Her particular expertise is the impact of climate change on Quebec dairy farms. She joined Groupe AGÉCO’s team of analysts in 2019.
Camille’s combined agronomic expertise and knowledge of responsible agricultural practices bring a complementary perspective to Groupe AGÉCO’s corporate responsibility work in the agri-food sector. Her ability to summarize complex information in communications with stakeholders is an invaluable asset. Camille works on a broad array of assignments for Groupe AGÉCO, including farm-level best practice evaluations, participatory approaches, providing survey support, and data analysis.
Camille also studied in France during her bachelor’s degree to acquire a broader range of knowledge of other animal production methods.
Caterina Rossi, M.Sc.
Consultant – Corporate Responsibility
Caterina Rossi has been working in corporate responsibility for almost 10 years. She is a proven expert in the effective implementation of compliance, sustainability, and health and safety programs. She holds a Bachelor of Communication (IULM) and a Master of Management of Sustainable Development and Cooperation Social Enterprises (SDA Bocconi-Milan). She also holds a qualification in accountability from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
Throughout her professional career, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, Caterina has specialized in an approach based on sustainable operations and supply-chain sustainability. She has the ability to engage stakeholders by acting as an educator and influencer. Her practice has led her to develop extensive experience as a supplier auditor in environmental, health and safety regulatory compliance.
Highly motivated and results-oriented, Caterina brings a creative approach to problem solving. She is an excellent communicator and is fluent in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
Catherine Brodeur, M.Sc., agr.
Partner, Vice-President – Economic Studies
The vice-president of economic studies and a partner since 2009, Catherine Brodeur is an agriculture economist. Before joining Groupe AGÉCO in 2001, she was an analyst at the Financière agricole du Québec.
A leading expert in agricultural economy and policies, Catherine is recognized for her acute project design skills, critical sense and strategic thinking to support organizations in the agri-food sector. She has focused her career on economic and political analysis in the agri-food sector, the collective marketing of agricultural products, international trade and the energy issue.
A noted speaker, Catherine is in strong demand in Québec’s agriculture sector. She is also a lecturer in the Department of Agri-Food Economics and Consumer Sciences at Université Laval.
Cédéanne Simard, arch.
Senior Advisor– Corporate Responsibility
Trained as an architect, Cédéanne Simard worked for professional architectural service firms during several years, where she developed expertise in sustainable construction and buildings. From 2008 to 2014, she then worked as a corporate analyst, where she developed her role and expertise through various projects on social responsibility, including responsible procurement. Cédéanne was the director of corporate social responsibility at Société des Alcools du Québec from 2014 to 2020, a position that allowed her to work on strategic planning for sustainable development issues, the implementation of indicators and targets and the follow-up of the organization’s action plans.
As a LEED accredited professional since 2006, she has worked on more than 15 environmental building certification projects. She joined AGÉCO Group in October 2020 as a senior advisor. Cédéanne is recognized for her communication skills and her ability to adapt. She manages complex projects and always strives to find winning solutions in collaboration with all stakeholders.
Célia Piol, B.Sc., Eng.
Director - Transformation and Optimization
Célia Piol joined the AGÉCO Group team in January 2021 as director of transformation and optimization. Trained as an industrial engineer, she worked in the construction industry for over 10 years, where she held several positions, including project and operations management. She recently obtained an MBA from HEC Montréal, which has allowed her to enhance her management skills.
The path that led Célia to the LEED BD+C PA certification in 2013 opened up new horizons that have driven her to want to help organizations develop their corporate responsibility within their strategic vision. Her background in the industry allows her to have an operational vision of the issues to be taken into account when developing solutions. Her training and experience will also be used in the support and growth of Groupe AGECO.
Charlotte La Haye-Côté, B.Sc.
Intern – Analyst
Charlotte La Haye-Côté holds a bachelor's degree in biology with a specialization in environmental toxicology. She also has a communication certificate from UQAM and is currently completing her master's degree in environmental engineering at ÉTS. She joined the team in 2021 as a corporate responsibility analyst.
Charlotte also accompanied a municipality in the management of various environmental management challenges such as implementing the collection of organic matter, felling and the replanting of public trees. This background has given her a hands-on understanding of the business and regulatory environment of the municipal world in regards to the management of environmental issues.
Charlotte joined AGÉCO Group to broaden her areas of expertise in the sustainable building sector and GHG quantification for businesses. Moreover, her master's project gravitates around the impacts of teleworking on an organisation's carbon footprint.
Elin Aakrann, B. Sc.
Elin Aakrann holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and business economics from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. Since 2019, she has been pursuing a master's degree in management sciences, with a specialization in social and environmental responsibility at ESG UQAM. She joined Groupe AGÉCO in 2021 as a corporate responsibility analyst.
Over the past few years, Elin has gained experience in the collection of regulatory banking data, as well as in the analysis of the quality of supply chains for chocolate products. Her final master's project focused on linking the social and socio-economic indicators of the Social Life Cycle Assessment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) within the International Reference Center for Life Cycle of Products, Services and Systems (CIRAIG).
Elsa Moawad, M.Sc.
Elsa Moawad holds a degree in chemistry and chemical engineering as well as a master’s degree in industrial engineering research from Polytechnique Montréal, which she pursued at the International Reference Centre for the Life Cycle of Products, Processes and Services (CIRAIG). She joined Groupe AGÉCO in 2019 as a corporate responsibility analyst.
With her experience in life cycle assessment (environmental and economic), eco-design, and eco-efficiency, Elsa is a valuable addition to our team.
She brings strong presentation skills and is a master in popularizing science. Elsa is also passionate about human relations and stands out for her ability to build strong professional relationships.
Consultant – Corporate Responsibility
Geneviève holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in chemical engineering from Polytechnique Montréal. She first worked with the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in bioprocesses for environmental remediation, designing treatment systems, developing contaminated site management strategies, and implementing decision-support tools. In 2004, she joined the CIRAIG team as a technical coordinator and senior analyst in life cycle assessment (LCA), and carried out multiple research projects in collaboration with various public and industry organizations.
Since 2017, Geneviève has been collaborating with Groupe AGÉCO as an LCA specialist and as a multidisciplinary technical resource. She is pleased to assist our team members with a wide range of projects.
Geneviève loves humans and practices meditation as well as shiatsu.
Hugues Imbeault-Tétreault, Eng. M.A.Sc.
Scientific Affairs Advisor - Corporate Responsibility
An engineer physicist by training, Hugues Imbeault-Tétreault earned a master’s degree from the International Reference Centre for the Life Cycle of Products, Processes and Services (CIRAIG) from Polytechnique Montréal. He then worked as an analyst for over six years and acquired extensive expertise in environmental life cycle assessment (LCA), specifically in the wood products, pulp and paper and tires sectors. In February 2018, he joined Groupe AGÉCO as an analyst. Since February 2021, he is the scientific affairs advisor of the corporate responsibility department.
Through his numerous mandates with various levels of government and businesses, he has also developed expertise in environmental product declaration (EPD), carbon footprint, water footprint, GHG inventories for businesses (scope 3), circular economy, total cost of ownership (TCO) and the monetization of LCA indicators in the sustainable building, agri-food, packaging, and energy transition sectors. Known for his professionalism and thoroughness, he demonstrates his versatility in the implementation of mandates and his curiosity to explore new topics.
Isabelle Charron, M.Sc., agr.
Partner, President and CEO
Isabelle Charron is an agro-economist. In 2013, she was appointed president of Groupe AGÉCO, which she joined in 2001 when the firm was founded, and became a partner in 2009.
Isabelle is known for her strong team management, communication and facilitation skills. She specializes in strategic planning, regional development, market studies, labour and corporate responsibility. She has gained cutting-edge expertise in qualitative approaches based on interviews, the conduct of focus groups and guidance for management.
A recognized expert in Québec’s agri-food sector, she has often been called to all four corners of the province to speak at conferences on topics of interest in agri-food. She is a member of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec and sits on the organizing committee of the Perspectives agri-food outlook conference organized by the Centre de référence en agriculture et agroalimentaire du Québec (CRAAQ).
Jean-Michel Couture, M.Sc.
Partner, Senior Advisor
Jean-Michel Couture is an agricultural economist. He joined Groupe AGÉCO in 2011 as a social life cycle assessment (LCA) analyst. In 2013, he was appointed director of corporate responsibility projects and became a partner. From 2007 to 2009, he was a research professional in the Groupe de recherche en économie et politique agricole (GREPA) at Université Laval. In 2010, he worked as a trainee at the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) in Bern, Switzerland.
Jean-Michel is an expert in social life cycle assessment, specifically in the agriculture and agri-food sectors. He has contributed to methodological developments in the field and carried out a number of mandates for various organizations. As a professional, he is open to new approaches and actively participates in the development and implementation of projects on ecosystem goods and services as well as social benefits—two innovative areas.
Since 2009, Jean-Michel has contributed to expanding the reach of social LCA by speaking at dozens of conferences in Canada and Europe and publishing scientific papers. He also serves as an expert on selection boards and sectoral committees.
Julie-Anne Chayer, Eng.
Vice President – Corporate Responsibility Services
ulie-Anne has headed the firm’s corporate responsibility service since June 2018, prior to which she was the director of business relations for over three years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Polytechnique Montréal.
Julie-Anne actively contributes to mandates as a content expert and project manager and is a specialist in ISO standards related to environmental life cycle analysis. She provides support to businesses of various sizes and sectors in integrating life cycle thinking in their business processes. Through her work, she has developed a unique expertise in the agri-food and sustainable building sectors, in which she is especially active and recognized.
She joined Quantis Canada when it was founded in 2010 and was with the company until it became part of AGÉCO in March 2015. At Quantis, she was a senior life cycle assessment (LCA) analyst and the director of business development. From 2002 to 2010, she was a member of the CIRAIG (LCA research centre). During her studies, Julie-Anne carried out an international cooperation project in El Salvador. She gained her first experience in the environmental field working for Solvay in Belgium.
Julie-Anne is often invited to speak on environmental LCA topics and is a leading figure in Québec’s sustainable building sector. She has been Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canada Green Building Council (Québec section) since June 2016 and is often called upon to develop and provide training in this sector.
Before joining Groupe AGÉCO in 2020, Kristelle worked at the Conference Board of Canada for almost 10 years, conceptualizing and leading numerous studies for clients from both the public and private sectors. She covered a wide range of topics, including international trade and foreign direct investment, firm competitiveness, as well as economic trends for the transport and tourism sectors.
Over the past few years, Kristelle led a major research project in collaboration with Trucking HR Canada aimed at quantifying and finding solutions to Canada’s truck driver labour shortage. In 2017, she was also in charge of producing the report NAFTA 2.0 and Canada, which contained a series of detailed recommendations ahead of the renegotiation of the free trade agreement.
As an economist, Kristelle distinguishes herself by her holistic approach to understanding economic, social and environmental issues. She envisions a future in which the economy is no longer an end in itself, but a platform allowing individuals, organizations and societies to fulfil their aspirations, while ensuring the full protection of the ecosystems they are part of.
Kristelle holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Business Administration from HEC Montreal.
Madavine Tom, Eng.
Director - Corporate Responsibility
Madavine Tom is the director of the corporate responsibility department after previously holding the position of analyst at AGÉCO Group since April 2015 and at Quantis Canada from 2011 to 2015. She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering.
Madavine Tom has worked as an analyst at Groupe AGÉCO since April 2015. She had previously held the position at Quantis Canada since November 2011. She earned a degree in environmental engineering from the University of Guelph (Canada) and carried out two internships in European sustainable development consulting firms as well as one in Zambia with Engineers Without Borders Canada. Always on the lookout for new market requirements and trends, she offers support tailored to each organization in order to align their strategic approach with the latest scientific advances and the evolution of their business environment. Madavine is recognized for her thoroughness and ability to explain complex topics in simple terms.
Marie-Ève Lamoureux, M.Sc
Senior Analyst - Investigation and Database Management
Trained as an economist, Marie-Ève holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in economics from the Université de Sherbrooke. She joined Groupe AGÉCO in October 2018 as an analyst in the economic studies department.
Marie-Ève worked for two years at La Milanaise and Les Moulins de Soulanges where she supported the organization analyzing economic data, coordinating research and development projects, and developing profitability indicators. In 2017–2018, as an economic analyst at the Association québécoise des pharmaciens propriétaires (AQPP), she helped the organization in its use of business intelligence for issues affecting the industry. She helped to build the Association’s position on various issues, based on a reliable and contextualized economic case statement.
Marie-Ève stands out for her expertise in the deployment of surveys—specifically online surveys—and database management. She specializes in the development of collection, data entry and validation tools. In addition to her ability to perform statistical analyses, she designs surveys and polls, develops sampling plans, does programming and validates and manages databases. At Groupe AGÉCO, she has revived her interest in the agri-food sector and her desire to support its development.
Marieke Head, Ph.D
Marieke Head has been working with the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach in an academic and corporate context for almost 15 years. Trained as a chemical engineer (Queen's University), Marieke also holds a master's degree in environmental policy from the University of Roskilde. She completed her PhD in biogenic carbon in wood products at CIRAIG (the International Reference Center for Life Cycle of Products, Services and Systems) at Polytechnique Montréal in September 2019. She joined Groupe AGÉCO in February 2021.
Marieke worked in the Netherlands for six years as an LCA analyst and consultant at TNO and CE Delft. She also collaborated on several LCA contracts in Montreal for the CIRAIG, the Forêt d'Arden (Coop FA), Natural Resources Canada, the Nature Conservancy and CT Consultant. During these mandates, she conducted dozens of LCA studies in the industrial sectors of agri-food, energy, metals, packaging, infrastructure and waste management. Marieke is a professional who is recognized for her attention to detail and thoroughness.
Nadia Rebillard graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Tourism in 2016. Driven by administrative management and human relations, her professional choices have led her to hold positions in sales and human resources management for various organizations. She joined our team as an administrative assistant in the fall of 2020.
Organized and rigorous, Nadia supports the team members in administrative tasks and customer service, while occasionally assisting in the realization of our projects. Mostly the first customer, partner and supplier contact at AGÉCO Group, Nadia is appreciated for her ability to easily build bonds of trust.
Pascale Lapointe, B.Sc.
Pascale Lapointe graduated from Laval University with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics in December 2018. Following a professional internship with Groupe AGÉCO in the summer of 2018, she joined the team of analysts in Economic Studies.
Curious and open to the world, Pascale previously took a study trip to France to further her knowledge of agri-food chains. To complete her graduation internship, she researched the investment needs of hog and field crop producers.
Pascale is currently providing support for our team and is involved in various projects pertaining to our economic services, such as market research, production cost studies, and conducting surveys.
Rosalie-Maude St-Arnaud, B.Sc.
Consultant - Market Research
An agro-economist by training, Rosalie-Maude St-Arnaud joined Groupe AGÉCO in 2007.
Rosalie-Maude has developed particularly effective expertise in data research and analysis, focusing on market surveys, sector diagnoses and strategic planning as well as the assessment of the economic value of ecological goods and services. She has also acquired specialized knowledge of the egg and poultry sector and non-timber forest products.
Her keen eye on consumer trends and her in-depth knowledge of market data, specifically in the agri-food sector, make Rosalie an experienced consultant to steer market research at AGÉCO Group. In addition, Rosalie-Maude has conducted a number of regulatory analyses related to the frameworks for environmentally sound agricultural practices and to the themes of occupational health and safety and labour rights as they pertain to work conditions in Québec and North America—a critical expertise to establish corporate responsibility commitments that go beyond regulatory compliance.
Sandrine Ducruc, M.Sc.Env.
Consultant - Qualitative approaches and facilitation
Sandrine Ducruc is trained as a geographer and holds a master’s degree in environmental sciences from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. She joined Groupe AGÉCO in October 2018 as an analyst on the economic studies team.
Sandrine worked for five years at the Centre of Social Innovation in Agriculture (CISA), where she coordinated numerous research projects, in particular, in the fields of farm waste management, territorialized agri-food systems, succession and the agricultural establishment, and urban agriculture.
Sandrine has in-depth knowledge of qualitative research methods and open innovation approaches, including living labs and participatory action research. She has developed marked abilities for facilitating focus groups, think-tank workshops and one-on-one interviews.
Sandrine is known for her strong interpersonal skills, which facilitate collaboration between parties that sometimes have opposing interests.
Simon Nadeau, B. Sc.
Simon Nadeau has been with Groupe AGÉCO since 2019 as an analyst in the Economic Studies Department. He is a McGill University graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics.
Prior to Groupe AGÉCO, Simon worked for four years at an agri-environmental advisory club where he participated in numerous applied and research projects in vegetable and berry production. Simon also holds a college diploma in farm management and technology and has contributed to the implementation of vegetable, maple syrup and beekeeping production projects. Simon has a wealth of field experience, which has been extremely useful in understanding current and future issues in the agri-food sector.
Simon is currently pursuing graduate studies in management and sustainable development at HEC Montréal. Simon’s in-depth knowledge of agricultural techniques, analytical mind and acute business sense are only matched by his desire to further expand sustainable development practises. His thirst for knowledge has made him a key collaborator on several different assignments for the AGÉCO team.
The survey and poll service rests on the solid know-how of our surveyors: Gervais Turcotte, Anne Goupil, Nancy Morin.
Groupe AGÉCO can also count on a a team of contractual surveyers for phone surveys if needed.
Groupe AGÉCO professionals have a reputation for the quality of their methods to survey and poll and to put forth the adequate means to ensure representativity and reliability of results.
Diane Gilbert, B. Sc.
Diane Gilbert began her career with the Groupe de recherche en économie et politique agricoles (GREPA) at Université Laval from 1988 to 2000, first as a project manager, and then as assistant director of operations management. She co-founded Groupe AGÉCO in 2000 and was its CEO for 20 years.
Diane is respected for her ability to lead survey projects and for her expertise in determining production costs, an area in which she has over 30 years of experience. She also specializes in the development of data collection tools as well as data validation and analysis.
Groupe AGÉCO and Diane Gilbert
Diane is now working with Groupe AGÉCO as an economic studies consultant. Diane’s expertise, professional approach and neutrality are recognized and appreciated in Quebec’s agricultural sector.
Catherine Houssard, Ph.D.
Catherine Houssard, a qualified agri-food engineer, also holds a degree in corporate social responsibility (ESG UQAM) and obtained a Ph.D. from CIRAIG (the International Reference Center for Life Cycle of Products, Services and Systems) at the Polytechnique Montréal.
Catherine also has some 15 years of experience in the packaging, pulp and paper and agri-food industries, in which she has held a variety of management and strategic analysis positions for major companies such as Cascades, Sidel (Tetra-Pak group) and Air Products. Her analytical and creative spirit, combined with her extensive scientific background and her diverse management experience, make her an exceptionally versatile and meticulous professional who is able to fully comprehend the issues faced by clients.
Groupe AGÉCO and Catherine Houssard
Since 2019, Catherine has been collaborating with Groupe AGÉCO as an LCA specialist and as a specific technical resource in the agrifood sector. She is also instrumental in our partnership with CIRAIG.
Edouard Clément, Eng., M.Sc.A
Edouard Clément was vice-president of corporate responsibility at Groupe AGÉCO from March 2015 to August 2018. He is also one of the co-founders of Quantis Canada (2009), a company specializing in LCA and corporate responsibility, which he led until it was integrated into Groupe AGÉCO in 2015.
Edouard holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Polytechnique Montréal. He began his career with General Electric as an engineer in the Technical Leadership Program before joining the International Reference Centre for the Life Cycle of Products, Processes and Services (CIRAIG) in 2005 as a technical coordinator. In this capacity, he led the team of analysts dedicated to environmental life cycle assessment research and its industrial application.
Groupe AGÉCO and Serecon
Edouard works with Groupe AGÉCO as a recognized expert in life cycle assessment (LCA), packaging optimization, eco-design, and the strategic integration of sustainable development into business plans.
Serecon is one of the largest agricultural consulting and valuation firms in Canada, with offices in Edmonton and Calgary, as well as associate offices in London, Ontario. Created in 1991, Serecon is dedicated to providing consulting services to the agricultural industry in Canada and internationally. Its team is focused on environmental sustainability, economic impact analyses, policy analysis, industry studies and assessments, and development of industry strategies. Serecon clients can be found in all livestock and crop sectors, as well as in their upstream and downstream industries.
Groupe AGÉCO and Serecon
AGECO and Serecon have broad and recognized expertise in the agri-food sector, covering all aspects of the industry’s economic, environmental and social responsibilities. AGÉCO and Serecon collaborate on projects that require a national outreach and an in-depth understanding of the specific realities of agricultural production in Canada. Serecon’s extended network as well as its expertise in valuation and sustainability assessments are solid assets AGÉCO can rely on to bring value to its clients.
Since 1979, Demers Beaulne has been the privileged business partner of SMEs in accounting, taxation and organizational and financial services. The accounting firm specializes in the agri-food sector, specifically in meat, dairy product, grain, fruit and vegetable processing and food logistics. Demers Beaulne has developed an extensive international network to gain leading-edge information and facilitate the business ambitions of its clients.
Groupe AGÉCO and Demers Beaulne
To complement its expertise in financial analysis and business model development and analysis, Groupe AGÉCO partners with Demers Beaulne on certain projects in order to provide strategic support for its agri-food clients in their growth, acquisition, turnaround and financing and help position their organizations in the global business environment.
Jacques Chavaz is an agronomist specializing in animal sciences and in agricultural economics and policy. For several years, he worked with and for Swiss dairy producers. As the assistant director of the Federal Office for Agriculture (Swiss department of agriculture) for twelve years, from 2002 to 2014, he was at the forefront of national and international agri-food economy issues in Europe and around the world.
Groupe AGÉCO and Jacques Chavaz
Building on his vast and solid expertise in European agricultural policy analysis, Jacques Chavaz is a longstanding partner. Particularly interested in issues related to social responsibility in agriculture, Jacques plays a strategic role for AGÉCO in the projects that require a physical presence in Europe and keen understanding of the sustainability issues faced by agri-food sector stakeholders. Furthermore, in a context of a globalized market and increasing trade with Europe, the firm’s collaborations with Jacques provide us with leading expertise for the benchmarking analysis of business environments, programs and Canadian and European agri-food policies.
Jérôme Dupras holds a B.A. in biochemistry from Université de Montréal. He studied two years at UQAM before starting a Ph.D at the geography department at Université de Montréal. He is now a professor at the Department of Natural Sciences of the Université du Québec en Outaouais and researcher at the Institut des Sciences de la Forêt tempérée.
Groupe AGÉCO and Jérôme Dupras
For his input on economic evaluation of ecosystems goods and services and preservation of natural habitat.
The Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur le cycle de vie des produits, procédés et services (CIRAIG) was founded in 2001 by École Polytechnique, in collaboration with Université de Montréal and HEC Montréal. They are state-of-the art on methodology for the environmental issues.
Groupe AGÉCO and CIRAIG
For an answer to the need of industry and goverments who want to develop a high-end academic expertise regarding sustainability tools using the strenghts of Canadian universities in the areas of life-cycle assessment (LCA) and life-cycle management. For the development and the implementation of the social aspects of life-cycle assessment.