Youcef is a DPhil in Law candidate at Mansfield College, University of Oxford. His thesis examines the extent to which mandatory corporate sustainability reporting, along with the ecosystem of sustainability information intermediaries, can help combat sustainability-related externalities in the real economy.
Youcef is a research student at the Oxford Sustainable Law Programme, and leads the sustainable law and finance working group at Paris-based think-tank Rules for Growth Institute. Youcef also co-founded an award-winning sustainability tech start-up, ToumAI, which uses NLP applied to African languages to better measure the social risks and impacts of companies operating on the African continent.
Youcef holds the MSc in Law and Finance from the University of Oxford, a Master's degree in Economic Law from Sciences Po, and a Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours) in Philosophy and Middle Eastern Studies from McGill University.
Youcef’s research interests include the moral underpinnings of Law and Economics, Corporate Governance and Corporate Reputation, Financial Regulation, Emerging Markets, and the use of technology in achieving sustainable development goals.