About ICF

Yann Verstraeten

Senior Consultant, Sustainable Finance Practice

Yann is an expert in economics and environmental science and management who helps public and private organizations with low-carbon and biodiverse transitions.

Yann advances our work with business and public institutions to better include biodiversity in economic and financial decision-making. With a background in economics and environmental science and management, his expertise lies at the crossroads between these two worlds.

Yann currently acts as project manager of the EU Business and Biodiversity of the European Commission, driving the preparation of international events such as the European Business and Nature Summit. He also leads the research and education streams under the Align project that seek to develop a standardized approach for biodiversity measurement.

He also conducts economic and financial research and analysis of public policies, plans, and programs with European and national institutions to foster resilience across our economies and reveal the multiple benefits of nature-based solutions.

Prior to joining ICF, Yann worked in the banking industry. When not working, he enjoys baking bread or guiding people through nature.

"The future’s not determined, the future is in our hands. –Johan Rockström, executive director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University"
Areas of expertise
  • Masters in Environmental Sciences and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Masters of Arts in European Economic Studies, College of Europe, Belgium
  • CEMS Master degree in International Management, Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Sao Paulo (Brazil), Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium