A scientist and business advisor, Julien is the analytics lead for McKinsey's nature-related client service, which focuses on nature conservation, natural climate solutions—including “blue carbon” approaches—and the interaction of supply chains and natural capital. He leads our nature analytics team in the Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) hub of our agricultural advanced-analytics center.
Combining an academic foundation with business approaches and a passion for nature and agriculture, Julien helps private- and public-sector clients tackle the financial and environmental challenges posed by natural resource depletion and climate change.
Julien’s work seeks to show that the right data-driven strategy can make a green future a profitable one. He has collaborated with clients such as global agriculture consumer-goods companies, conservation organizations, governments, and marine fisheries. Drawing on expertise in digital and geospatial analytics, he leads efforts to analyze the costs and opportunities associated with natural climate solutions to identify sustainable revenue streams from conservation areas, or to support “nature-positive” transformations.
To advance the conversation about the social and economic benefits of sustainability, Julien has published extensively on natural-capital management and conservation, nature-related carbon abatement, and emerging agricultural technologies.
Examples of his recent client work include the following:
- supporting a country in building and implementing a cost-efficient nature conservation strategy in line with biological diversity targets
- supporting nature conservation organizations, including via geospatial analytics, to assess conservation outcomes and costs, estimate ecosystem service values, and build wildlife corridors
- using geospatial analytics to identify renewable energy hotspots and sustainable and economically viable biomass energy sources
- developing a natural climate-solution strategy for a major consumer-goods company
- conducting worldwide spatial analysis of the carbon sequestration potential and implementation costs for a large set of terrestrial and marine natural climate solutions
- directing sustainability and profitability diagnostics for marine fisheries for some of the world’s fishing fleets
- identifying revenues streams such as ecotourism, carbon offsets, and sustainable fishing to ensure the future of conservation areas
Before joining McKinsey, Julien was a digital entrepreneur and a researcher.