Bob Nguyen

Managing Director and Head, Corporate Fixed Income Origination

Bob has global management responsibility for Debt Capital Markets, Securitization, the Derivative Products Group, and the Sustainable Finance Group. Prior to joining Scotiabank, Bob held a variety of leadership positions at another Canadian financial institution with roles and experiences spanning Debt Capital Markets, Derivatives Origination, and Investment Banking. Prior to his career in Investment Banking, Bob practiced Corporate and Securities Law in the Toronto, New York and Tokyo offices of an international law firm. Bob earned a B.Sc (Hons.) from the University of Western Ontario in Physics, as well as a JD from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

Phone: 416-863-7979

Email: bob.nguyen@scotiabank.com

Patrick Bryden

Head of Environmental, Social and Governance Research


Patrick Bryden joined Scotiabank GBM in Calgary in 2010 and has worked in the securities industry since 1997. Mr. Bryden became Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Research in 2020 and previously ranked first nine times in the annual Brendan Wood International and Greenwich Associates institutional surveys as an energy analyst. Mr. Bryden served on the Natural Gas Expert Group for the Alberta Royalty Review and advised the Province of Alberta on the calibration of its Modernized Royalty Framework. Mr. Bryden has raised more than $145,000 for the November Foundation and Ovarian Cancer Canada in his time at Scotiabank GBM. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Calgary and was awarded the CFA designation in 2001.

Phone: 403-213-7750

Email: patrick.bryden@scotiabank.com

Fanny Doucet

Director, Sustainable Finance


Fanny leads Scotiabank's Sustainable Finance Group for corporate and financial entities. She has more than 10 years of Debt Capital Markets experience in Canada and the U.S., and has covered clients across a variety of sectors and geographies. Fanny currently represents Scotiabank as a member of the CSA Group Transition Taxonomy Utility Sub-Committee and IIAC’s Green Bond Working Group. Fanny has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University and is a CFA charterholder.  

Phone: 416-863-7132

Email: fanny.doucet@scotiabank.com

Jason Taylor

Director, Sustainable Finance


​Jason leads the Sustainable Finance Group’s coverage of public sector and institutional clients at Scotiabank. He is a Member of the CSA Group Technical Committee for Green & Transition Finance, the ICMA Working Group on Climate Transition Finance, and a Mentor for Mentor for McConnell Foundation's Social Finance Accelerator. Jason holds an MBA specializing in Sustainability from McGill/HEC Montreal, and he was named to the Poets & Quants 2019 100 Best & Brightest MBAs. Along with having 13 years of front office fixed income experience, Jason is a CFA and CAIA charterholder. 

Phone: 514-287-4557

Email: jason.taylor@scotiabank.com

Patrycja Drainville

Associate Director, ​​Sustainable Finance

Patrycja is an award-winning, sustainability and ESG professional in the Canadian business community. She currently works with Scotiabank’s Sustainable Finance team to provide ESG advice and solutions to corporate, financial, public sector, and institutional clients and deliver on the bank’s commitment to mobilize $100 billion of sustainable financing by 2025. Patrycja has extensive experience advancing sustainability strategy with medium and large North American energy companies leading the way in ESG integration, corporate strategy and reporting opportunities for the sector. She also held the role of Chair, representing the oil and natural gas sector in the development of the Canadian Standards Association’s Sustainable & Transition Principles and Taxonomy.

Patrycja holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Calgary and is currently working towards her MBA at Dalhousie University specializing in Sustainable Finance. She is board member of the Canadian network of the UN Global Compact, an active mentor and board member of the University of Calgary’s sustainability student association Fuse Collective and was awarded the 2018 Young Women in Energy Award, recognizing women in the oil and gas industry for their leadership, innovation and community service. 

Phone: 437-533-4745

Email: patrycja.drainville@scotiabank.com

Melissa Menzies

Associate Director, ​​Sustainable Finance

Melissa joined Scotiabank’s Sustainable Finance group from an ESG ratings and research firm, where she was responsible for assisting issuers, underwriters and companies with sustainable finance transactions across the Americas and EMEA markets. She also brings experience advising corporate clients on their sustainability performance and supporting corporate sustainability benchmarking. Melissa has a Master of Environmental Studies in Sustainability Management from the University of Waterloo. 

Phone: 437-779-7845

Email: melissa.menzies@scotiabank.com

Sean Locke

Analyst, Sustainable Finance


Sean joined the Sustainable Finance Group from the Government Sustainable Finance desk at Scotiabank, where he focused on providing sustainable finance solutions for public sector clients. He holds a B.ESc in Green Process Engineering from Western University and an HBA from the Ivey Business School.

Phone: 416-863-7677

Email: sean.locke@scotiabank.com

Holly Nevison

Analyst, Sustainable Finance


Holly joined Scotiabank from another major Canadian financial institution where she was responsible for assisting with environmental and social risk management, and identifying sustainable finance product opportunities. Holly holds a Master of Science in Sustainability Management from the University of Toronto where she studied corporate sustainability, sustainable finance, and ESG-related issues.

Phone: 416-409-7394

Email: holly.nevison@scotiabank.com

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Making a positive impact for the world.

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The Sustainable Finance Group provides advice and solutions to corporate, financial, public sector, and institutional clients across Scotiabank’s global presence.

In November 2019, Scotiabank committed to mobilizing $100 billion by 2025 to reduce the impacts of climate change. As a global leader in sustainable finance, Scotiabank is committed to advancing climate transition and promoting sustainable economic growth.

Scotiabank is a leading Canadian dealer of sustainability bonds, and one of the fastest growing dealers globally. We have global, multi-currency, cross-sectoral execution capabilities. 

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Bob Nguyen

Managing Director and Head, Corporate Fixed Income Origination

Patrick Bryden

Head of Environmental, Social and Governance Research

Fanny Doucet

Director, Sustainable Finance

Jason Taylor

Director, Sustainable Finance

Patrycja Drainville


Associate Director, ​​Sustainable Finance

Melissa Menzies


Associate Director, ​​Sustainable Finance

Sean Locke

Analyst, Sustainable Finance
 

Holly Nevison

Analyst, Sustainable Finance