January 30, 2024

Aysha Rizwan, Jeff Clumpus, Johanna Beck, Matt Reesor and Vishal Lakshman Join Quinn+Partners

Q+P welcomes a round of new hires to our experienced team offering leading sustainability, climate change and impact advisory services for investors and businesses.

“Aysha, Jeffre, Johanna, Matt and Vishal bring diverse skills and backgrounds that will help support our clients’ evolving needs. We are delighted to welcome them to our team of leading advisors,” said Tony Pringle, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder.

Aysha Rizwan, Analyst, Toronto

Prior to joining Quinn+Partners, Aysha worked in the public sector implementing international redevelopment projects. She focused on improving safety and sustainability, particularly in the fields of energy, water and climate resilience.

“I am excited to embark on the next chapter of my career with Q+P. Climate change is the most significant issue affecting our environment today, demanding immediate action and better planning. I am honoured to join a team dedicated to advancing sustainability integration and driving positive change.”

Aysha graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce at McMaster University and holds a Master of Environment and Sustainability degree from Western University.

Jeff Clumpus, Consultant, Toronto

Jeff holds a degree in Engineering Aerospace and is a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance. He is passionate about sustainability and strongly believes that financial investment and government policy are vital to the widespread adoption of sustainable practices. Jeff’s interdisciplinary academic and professional experience gives him a dynamic and comprehensive approach to understanding climate issues.

Johanna Beck, Analyst, Montreal

Johanna joins us from Concordia University’s Sustainability Ecosystem, where she partnered with Senator Rosa Galvez on the Climate-Aligned Finance Act, collaborated with industry experts to present recommendations to the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) and supported the development of micro-certificates on biodiversity, water, carbon and transition finance.

“I am thrilled to be part of a team committed to driving ecologically sound practices that have a positive impact on our environment. I look forward to empowering our clients to reach their sustainability goals.”

Johanna is a Bachelor of Commerce graduate from Concordia University, prior to which she studied at the University of Lille with a specialization in Medicine, Applied Biology and Sciences.

Matt Reesor, Analyst, Toronto

Matt is a Bachelor of Arts graduate from Western University, with an Honours Specialization in Political Science. He is working towards a Master of Science in Sustainability Management at the University of Toronto. Recently, Matt spent his co-op term at Maple Leaf Foods where he coordinated their 2023 materiality assessment, led research and managed waste audits. He is currently completing his thesis on success factors for international environmental agreements and their role in shaping policies for achieving emission reduction targets.

“I look forward to applying my academic background in sustainability to support our clients in achieving their ambitious sustainability goals.”

Vishal Lakshman, Analyst, Toronto

Vishal joins our team from Arbor, a carbon management platform, where he played a pivotal role in  research and development. He brings his comprehensive knowledge of lifecycle assessments and greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory experience. During his master’s program, his thesis focused on evaluating the environmental feasibility of growing biomass for biofuel production. He also conducted research at the Institut de Recherche et de Développement en Agroenvironnement (IRDA), concentrating on implementing pyrolysis processes.

“I am eager to contribute my knowledge and experience to drive a positive environmental impact and help companies embrace sustainable practices.”

Vishal graduated from the Sreenidhi Institute of Science & Technology in India with a Bachelor of Technology and from McGill University with a Master’s degree in Bioresource Engineering.

About Quinn+Partners

Quinn+Partners is dedicated to helping companies and investors embrace sustainability and excel in a changing world. Founded in 2013 and now with 45 employees, we aspire to be our clients’ trusted advisor in all matters relating to ESG and corporate sustainability. We have been recognized by The Globe & Mail Report on Business’ Canada’s Top Growing Companies for the past two years, and we are a Great Place to Work® certified workplace, as well as a certified B Corporation.

If you’d like to advise leading companies and investors and help steer them onto a more sustainable path, visit our website: https://www.quinnandpartners.com/.