PolicyShift is a research-based institution devoted to identifying and analyzing high-impact and innovative public policies. Our goal is to provide evidence-based qualified opinions that could lead to the promotion of social and economic change. Each publication analyzes a policy from a holistic perspective and provides the reader with information on the potential impact of these policies in countries with different social, economic and environmental contexts.


Our team is comprised of experts from different fields, including social policy and inclusiveness, climate change and sustainable finance, and global risks and international trade.

Social Policies and Inclusiveness

Jennie Cottle

Jennie Cottle is head of international Master's programs and partnerships at the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs where she runs the Global Public Policy Network, international Dual Degrees and the Social Policy and Social Innovation Masters. In this capacity, she has implemented two new Certificate programs: the Sustainable Development Goals Certificate and the Gender Equality and Public Policy Certificate. Jennie also teaches the following Master's level courses at Sciences Po on: Contemporary Immigration Enforcement; Sanctuary Cities in the U.S.; and Sustainable Development Project Design.


Prior to this, Jennie has worked in the fields of sustainable development, immigration and policy analysis for think tanks in New York and Paris, and in international project management for NGOs in South America. Jennie is currently pursuing her PhD in Political Science at the Institut des Hautes Etudes d’Amérique Latine, within the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 . She also holds a Master’s degree in International Security, with concentrations in Human Rights and Latin America, from Sciences Po and a Bachelor's Degree from the University of California Berkeley in Peace and Conflict Studies. Jennie speaks fluent English, Spanish and French.

Youri Tabet

​Youri currently works at the French Treasury, as Deputy Head of Unit in the Social and Employment Policy Division. Previously, he worked at the MNT (Mutuelle Nationale Territoriale), the French leading health insurance for local public services employees, as the Head of Public Policies and Public Affairs. Youri also worked as a policy advisor for a member of the French Parliament and for the French government, and as a state coordinator of public policies for low income districts in the suburban areas of Paris. He also ran a consulting project about “self-data” (i.e. use of data to enable individual empowerment) for a major insurance company (MAIF).


Youri holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policies from Sciences Po Paris and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Sorbonne University. He speaks fluent French, Spanish and English.

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Climate Change and Sustainable Finance

Carlos Araujo

​Carlos Araujo has worked as a Sustainability Consultant on Green and Social Bonds. Currently, Carlos is a Senior ESG Analyst at Allianz Investment Management in France. Carlos started his career as an Auditor for the Venezuelan Chapter of Transparency International in Caracas, where he collaborated in the Corruption Perception Index project. He then worked for the Group of 77 at the United Nations in New York and Paris, to later focus on international trade promotion as he assisted the Commercial Counselor of the Republic of Turkey in Venezuela. During his Master studies, he gained experience in consulting on environmental matters by working for BiPRO GmbH in Munich.


Carlos holds a Master's Degree in International Economic Policy from Sciences Po, specializing in Global Economic Policy and International Energy. Previously, Carlos obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts, with a Diploma in International Politics, from the Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela. Carlos speaks fluent Spanish, English and French.

Charlotte Gardes

Charlotte is currently Deputy Head of Unit in charge of sustainable finance and climate risk at the French Treasury (Ministry of Economy and Finance). Prior to joining the Treasury, she worked as a policy advisor in international financial regulatory policy at the French Securities Markets Authority (AMF). She also worked as an economist and policy analyst in competition policy at the European Commission; as a policy analyst at the French delegation to the OECD and as a consultant for the social impact investment fund INCO. She also worked as a trainee lawyer in several business law firms where she focused on capital markets and M&A law.


Charlotte is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Economics at the Paris II University, where she conducts research on green finance and the tailoring of financial regulation to climate change. She holds a Master’s degree in International Economics from Sciences Po, a Master’s in Economic Analysis of Law from Assas University and a Master’s Degree in Business Law from the Sorbonne. She speaks fluent English, Spanish, Italian and French.

Daniele Kielmanowicz

Daniele Kielmanowicz works at EY, as a Senior consultant in R&D and climate finance where she advises corporations, governments and international organizations in the design and financing of projects and strategies. Previously, Daniele worked as a sustainable innovation strategy consultant at LGI and as a teaching assistant in the field of innovation at Sciences Po. She has also garnered international experience at the OECD and UNEP and advanced field experience in South Asia. At the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, she developed capacity building talks on micro financing for solar home systems and at Kishkinda Trust in Southern India, she initiated a social business project on waste treatment and environmental responsibility.


Daniele has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Barcelona. She holds a Master's degree from Sciences Po in International Public Management with a concentration in environmental management and a Master's degree in International Trade from the University of Barcelona. Daniele speaks Catalan, English, French, German, Portuguese, Hebrew and Spanish.

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Global Risks and International Trade

Laura Contelli

Laura Contelli currently works as a Trade Credit Underwriter at AIG where she conducts country risk and credit risk analysis. Previously, Laura worked as a Political Risk and Trade Credit Underwriter Assistant at Liberty Specialty Markets. She has collaborated with two different think tanks: CIPPEC (Center of Implementation of Public Policies for Equity and Growth) and OPALC (Observatoire Politique de l’Amérique Latine et de Caraibes) where she participated in analyzing different topics related to urban violence, security policies and election transparency in Latin America.  


Laura holds a Master’s degree in International Security from Sciences Po with concentrations in Emerging Economies and Africa. She completed her Bachelor’s in International Affairs at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina and her Bachelor’s in Economics and Management in Université Paris-Sud 11 in Paris, France. She speaks fluent Spanish, French, English and Portuguese.  

Esteban Tinoco

Esteban Tinoco currently works as an Economist for the International Cocoa Organizations, based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. He has developed his professional experience working within the public sector, think-tanks and other research institutions, with a focus on rigorous research and analysis on economic related issues.


Esteban holds a Dual Master’s Degree in International Economic Policy from Sciences Po and International Political Economy from the LSE, specializing in emerging economies and international trade. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Political Economy from the University of California Berkeley, focusing on economic development in Latin America, and a Minor in Global Poverty. His extensive international exposure has taken him to live, work and study in the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, as well as to speak fluent Spanish, English and French.

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