Partner & Associate Director
Adrien Portafaix is a member of the leadership of Boston Consulting Group’s Climate & Sustainability practice in EMESA (Europe, Middle East, South America, and Africa). He is the node for the Sustainable Food and Nature Solutions topic. In addition, he is the lead expert for nature and biodiversity, water and blue economy, and deforestation. Adrien works with corporate clients on broad ESG strategies and focused environmental efforts such as moving from net zero to nature-positive, as well as with non-profit partners (notably managing BCG's global partnership with WWF and Science Based Target Network).
Until 2017, Adrien was a principal and the recruiting director in BCG's Johannesburg office. Prior to that, he worked at WWF International as a member of its Freshwater Practice. He started his career as a consultant at BCG where he worked for three years in Europe and the Middle East, and three years in Southeast Asia.
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Written in collaboration with the World Economic Forum (WEF), this report outlines important initial steps that every company can take to contribute to a sustainable ocean economy.
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