Youcef is a DPhil in Law candidate at Mansfield College, University of Oxford. His thesis seeks to examine how sustainability service providers' data and ratings are used by financial market participants, and what this information tells us about the financial quality and scientific impact potential of available ESG data. One aim is to inform a framework for regulating sustainability service providers and potentially enhance other regulatory initiatives around sustainable finance.

His main areas of interest are financial regulation, environmental science and ethical philosophy.

Youcef is also a doctoral student of the Oxford Sustainable Law Programme and a member of the Rules for Growth Institute where he contributes to conferences, papers and discussion groups on various themes including ESG, corporate governance, financial regulation and legal technologies.

Prior to the DPhil, Youcef worked as an associate at Clifford Chance in Casablanca, and as a freelance consultant in corporate strategy. 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.

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