Scientific rigor + Pragmatism + Diligence

finres is a company created by Florent Baarsch, formerly a senior economist at the World Bank and the United Nations, that offers operational solutions to a major societal problem: food security and sovereignty in a context of climate change. To this end, he has assembled a team of scientists and developers motivated to revolutionize decision-making in agricultural finance. By breaking down the barriers between research and investors, they are building a bridge between finance and resilience.

finres has a deep knowledge of the needs of investors thanks to our long-standing collaborations with governments, commercial and development banks, and international funds.

As a university spin-off, we offer tailored and standardized scientific solutions as well as the capacity to mobilize new computing methods (eML and eAI) to support investors.

With cloud automation and high-performance computing solutions, finres offers lightning-fast results.



Baarsch CEO

Florent completed his doctoral studies at Ludwig Maximilian University and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Cited more than 1,400 times for his academic work, he began his career as an environmental and climate economist at Climate Analytics gGmbH, IFAD and the World Bank. He founded finres in 2019.
Stéphanie Johnson

Johnson Communications

Stephanie studied International Relations at Boston University before moving to Paris and getting her Master’s degree in International Business and Diplomacy at INSEEC. She has previous experience as an IR and Communications Associate in the U.S. Senate.


Daniele graduated from the University of Barcelona and Sciences Po Paris. Started her career as sustainable innovation, R&D and climate finance consultant at UNEP, OECD, LGI Consulting and EY.
Issa Mohamed

Mohamed Economist

Issa graduated from INSAE and ESSEC Business School. He started his career as an economist analyst for the Government of Niger before moving on to IRD, IFAD, and Kantar SAS.
Vhiny Mombo

Mombo Data scientist

Engineer in Applied Mathematics from ENSIIE and graduate of a Master's degree in Data Science with a minor in Finance from Université Paris Saclay, Vhiny has built several machine learning models during his past experiences in the transport and healthcare sectors.
Camille Sansonnet

Sansonnet Meteorologist

Camille graduated from the National School of Meteorology and Paul Sabatier University in Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate Science. She specialized in meteorology and climate with professional experiences at the IPSL Paris and the KNMI.
Dr. Michiel Schaeffer

Dr. Michiel Schaeffer Chief Scientist

With a PhD in meteorological sciences and over 10,000 citations, Dr. Schaeffer has extensive experience in multidisciplinary research and applied science. He was Chief Scientist of the Global Center for Adaptation (GCA) between 2022 and 2022. He currently holds the position of Senior Scientific Advisor at Climate Analytics, alongside his work at finres.