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+500K€
IN SHARE CAPITAL
568
TRAINING HOURS
13
YEARS EXPERIENCE

Our story

Our mission is to find economic balance using financial tools – in other words, create symbiosis to feed entrepreneurial projects. Canovia was created in 2005 from a concept by Founding President Marc-Antoine Seris, who believes in putting the human factor back at the centre of financial activity.

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2007

Foundation of L3MON with 14 shareholders from local economic backgrounds and united to challenge ideas and strategies.

Among the original stakeholders, Mr Olivier Debeaux, Mr Charles Legros, or Mr Valery Gonon are still part of the Canovia adventure.

2008

First steps towards a positive influence on the environment with the purchase of a low-CO2 emission car, and up to 100% of costs supported by the company to encourage staff to use public transport.

2010

The company exceeds €500,000 in fees and reinforces their position on the market.

2011

First initiatives in corporate patronage, supporting local, national and international initiatives. The company exceeds €1M in turnover.

2012

Development of structuration initiatives for agricultural land trusts (or GFV, Groupements Fonciers Viticoles)

2014

Since the company’s involvement with ethical investment vehicles, Canovia created 3 GFV in Côte-Rôtie, 3 GFV in Burgundy and 1 GFV in Champagne for a total of 14 hectares operated on.

2015

Canovia offices are relocated in a building facing the Dijon train station, placing them 1.5 hour from Paris and 2 hours from Lyon.

2016
  • L3MON becomes Canovia – a portmanteau of ‘way’ in latin (via) and the term describing the upper layer in the forest, considered to be a local ecosystem, the canopy
  • Signing of a profit-sharing agreement as part of our CSR program, aiming to redistribute part of the wealth produced to our staff
  • Reinforcement of the Management Control department
2017

Reinforcement of the Legal department

2018

Reinforcement of the Senior Management with the arrival of an Deputy Managing Director

2019
  • Reinforcement of the Management Control, Communications and Finance departments
  • Office relocation into eco-friendly buildings (certified ‘Good’ under the BREEAM standards)
2020
  • Marc-Antoine Series, Founding President, is made Associate
  • Alban Praquin, Deputy General Director, is made Associate
  • Reinforcement of the Legal and CSR departments
  • Amendment to the bylaws in order to become a mission-based company
  • Opening of the capital to our employees, and establishment of a company agreement as part of our CSR strategy
2021

More to come!
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Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

ACTING TODAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW by placing financial activities at the heart of the collective and environmental common good.

Our governance

Working to meet our commitments with our stakeholders.

Value breakdown

A multidisciplinary team managing a turnover* of €1,098k

Our commitments

SCIENTIFIC METHODOLOGY – R&D

A FINTECH APPROACH TO INNOVATION AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

CSR AND PARTICIPATIVE MANAGEMENT

PATRONAGE

Operation

The Board of Directors

A Board of Directors led by entrepreneurs from the local economic region.

Thierry ANDRE

Accountant
Administrator
A partner of André & Associés since 2008 I am a Chartered Accountant and Statutory Auditor. I mainly work on legal audit assignments in commercial companies but also in the voluntary sector and contractual audit field.

Jean-Pascal FICHERE

President of the Grand Dole region
Administrator
I started my career as a Chartered Accountant for RFC in Paris and Germany, then Dole until late 2018. Currently semi-retired, I chair the Grand Dole Local Council Community and hold a part-time position at the RFC practice. I am firmly convinced that taking into account the economic, environmental and social roles has become an urgent necessity.

Isabelle COLLIOT

Lawyer
Administrator
Lawyer in corporate law, I joined MOSSÉ & ASSOCIÉS in 2019 after 8 years of practice in a business law form of national size and 4 years as legal director of a Lyon-based Family-office in long term support for Frencg industrial SMEs.

The Board for Societal Impact (BSI)

A council that guarantees Canovia’s ethical values.

Samuel MERCIER

Head of the IAE Dijon / Institute of Business Administration - Dijon
Member of the BSI
A professor in Management Sciences (lab CREGO), I am the head of the IAE Dijon (University of Burgundy). My research focuses on the institutionalisation of ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the governance of organisations.

Julie PODEVIN

HR Manager at André Le Groupe
Member of the BSI
As part of my studies in HR and Management Audit I did 3 years of work-study in the rail sector. I joined André Le Groupe as a Payroll Officer and then moved to the HR department. I believe Canovia is an innovative company with which I share an interest in human values.

Jean-Baptiste CARTIER

University lecturer and Researcher at IAE Lyon / Institute of Business Administration - Lyon
Member of the BSI
A researcher and university lecturer in Management Sciences, a Member of the CIS and a lecturer at the IAE Lyon, I specialise in Banking and Finance. I have a particular interest in people and the land as part of a company’s balanced development.

The Asssociates

Canovia’s Associate Directors 

Marc-Antoine SERIS

Founding President
Associate Director
When I co-founded L3MON, now Canovia, I wanted to give rise to sustainable finance and find balanced models that integrated the environmental, economic and financial factors with the people and the land.

Alban PRAQUIN

Associate Director
With my experience in banking and investment funds, and keen to promote responsible financial practice on a human scale, I joined the firm in January 2018 with the mission of developing our transactional offer.

The Team

A dynamic, competent team to address and solve all your queries.

Nicolas GUERIN

Business lawyer
Associate Collaborator
I joined the firm in January 2017 after studying International Business Law. The size of the practice and its independent-minded approach were two essential criteria in my choice to join Canovia.

Charline BURGER

Management Controller
Financial Projects Manager
After training and specialising tin Management Auditing, I gained experience as a Management Controller in the transport industry. I joined the firm in March 2016.
B-Leaders

Kévin GLARMET

Management Controller
Financial Projects Manager
With a master’s degree in Management Auditing, I joined the company in February 2019. The values conveyed by Canovia were essential criteria when I chose to join the firm.

Anna TOCHEVA

Business Lawyer
Currently training and specialising in International Business Law, I had a chance to join Canovia and put into practice my legal and transversal skills. The ethics of the company as well as its flexibility were decisive factors in my choice to join.

Mathilde JULIEN

CSR and Continuous Improvement Officer
An engineer specialised in sustainable development, I joined the team in October 2020 to engage the deployment of Continuous Improvement and to work on integrating environmental and social values into the development of economic activities. What I like about Canovia is their commitment to respect every member of their ecosystem.

Sabi Gani OROU GUIWA

PhD student in Sustainable Finance
After studying Finance and a successful experience in strategic consulting I wanted to pursue my career in an investment bank. The innovative, inclusive model as well as the regional roots prompted me to join Canovia in September 2019.

Delphine BAR

Business Lawyer - Intern
A Master 2 student in Business Law, now a trainee Business Lawyer for 6 months at Canovia. Eager to learn new things, Canovia is a committed and dynamic company in which I can improve my knowledge and gain some more on various projects, now and in the future.

Sarah CISSE

Community Manager
Spécialisée dans le Webmarketing, j'ai rejoint Canovia fin 2021 en tant que Community Manager. A ce titre, je communique au plus grand nombre l'offre, les ambitions et les valeurs de Canovia.

[In recruitment] CSR Officer M/F

CSR Officer
Recruitment in progress of a CSR Officer M/F. For more information, or to apply, please visit https://canovia.fr/recrutement

Baptiste BLOCH

Analyste Financier
Formé à Sciences Po Paris, j'ai débuté ma carrière dans un grand réseau de la finance solidaire. Motivé par le projet et les valeurs de l'entreprise, j'ai rejoint Canovia en tant qu'analyste, pour prolonger mon engagement au service des entrepreneurs et du territoire.