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

Fanny Doucet

Managing Director and Head, Sustainable Finance

Fanny leads Scotiabank's Sustainable Finance Group. 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 ICMA's Advisory Council, the CSA Group Transition Taxonomy 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

Daniel Gracian

Director, ​​Sustainable Finance

Daniel leads Scotiabank's Sustainable Finance efforts in Latin America. He has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, including Equity Research, Corporate Banking, Corporate Finance, and Credit, covering clients across a variety of sectors and geographies, mostly in Latin America and the U.S. Daniel has an MBA degree from INCAE Business School and a Certificate in Sustainable Finance and ESG Investing from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Phone: 416-845-7906

Email: daniel.gracian@scotiabank.com

Peter Johnson

Director, ​​Sustainable Finance

Peter is a recognized pioneer and leader in shaping corporate sustainability. He brings over 20 years of extensive industry experience to provide holistic ESG advice to clients in his current role within Scotiabank’s Sustainable Finance Group. Peter has worked across various sectors to develop and implement business-centric programs around sustainability, climate change, risk management, CSR, stakeholder and employee engagement, metrics and reporting. In his previous role as Director of Scotiabank’s Environmental and Social Risk Management Group, Peter was responsible for identifying and managing current and emerging environmental, social and sustainability risks and opportunities across the Bank’s global presence.

As Chair of the Canadian Standards Association Group’s Transition Taxonomy and Sustainable Finance Technical Committee, Peter’s role is to facilitate a cross-sectoral group whose objective is to develop a national transition taxonomy for the Canadian financial services sector. Peter was the first certified sustainable forest management (SFM) auditor in North America, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of Toronto along with a Master of Science in Forestry from Lakehead University.

Phone: 416-646-8561

Email: peter.johnson2@scotiabank.com

Cambyse Parsi

Director, ​​Sustainable Finance

Cambyse leads Scotiabank’s Sustainable Finance efforts in the U.S. Prior to joining Scotiabank in 2022, Cambyse worked in sustainable finance at a global international bank, where he advised companies on ESG and sustainable debt products in the Americas. He has 15 years of experience across banking, capital markets, impact investing and sustainable finance. Cambyse has a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from McGill University and an MBA in Finance and Social Enterprise from Columbia Business School.

Phone: 917-226-7372

Email: cambyse.parsi@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

Associate, 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: 437-776-9880

Email: sean.locke@scotiabank.com

Margot Kappele

Analyst, ​​Sustainable Finance

Margot joined the Sustainable Finance Group as an Analyst in 2022. Prior to this role, Margot was part of the Global Banking and Markets rotational program, where she worked in Equity Research, Sustainable Finance and Prime Services. She also has co-op experience with the Derivative Products Group. Margot holds a BComm from the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto.

Phone: 437-881-6594

Email: margot.kappele@scotiabank.com

Matthew Sekuler

Analyst, ​​Sustainable Finance

Matthew joined Scotiabank as an Analyst in the Sustainable Finance Group in 2022. Prior to this role, Matthew worked in risk assessment and management at an American insurance corporation. He holds a Master of Science in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance from EDHEC Business School in France and a BS in Statistics & Analytics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Phone: 917-561-2865

Email: matthew.sekuler@scotiabank.com

Holly Nevison

Associate, 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

Dakota Mahar

Associate, ​​Sustainable Finance

Dakota joined the Sustainable Finance Group from Scotiabank’s International Corporate & Commercial Banking unit. He has over 5 years of experience through previous roles held with Scotiabank, including International Banking, Global Risk Management and Canadian Retail Banking. Dakota has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta (finance specialization), having studied internationally in Colombia at the Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración, as well as being a GARP Sustainability and Climate Risk certificate holder.

Phone: 437-235-3126

Email: dakota.mahar@scotiabank.com

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Sustainable finance

Making a positive impact for the world - and on your business.

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Across Scotiabank, we’re committed to advancing the climate transition and promoting sustainable economic growth – for now, for the future.

Scotiabank’s leadership in sustainable finance policy developments includes participation in the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) and the Institute of International Finance (IIF) Sustainable Finance Working Groups, a $10 Billion commitment in support of affordable housing in Canada and Ontario’s Affordability Task Force.

The dedicated and experienced Sustainable Finance Group within Global Banking and Markets provides advice and solutions to corporate, financial, public sector, and institutional clients across the Bank’s global presence – Canada, the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia Pacific. We will work alongside your organization to incorporate sustainability across all your capital markets activities, leverage opportunities, reduce risk, and align your financing and investing with your sustainability strategy and goals.

Our team has sustainability and finance experts with specialities that include sustainable business advice and solutions, and providing innovative solutions for sustainability challenges across all industries, geographies and sectors.

Discover what we have to offer

Financing

Best-in-class structuring and execution of sustainable finance transactions.

 

  • Green, social, sustainable bonds and loans
  • Sustainability-linked bonds and loans
  • Structuring of sustainability financing frameworks
  • Green infrastructure and project finance
  • Sustainability-linked deposits
  • Sustainability-linked derivatives
  • Sustainable trade finance
  • Sustainability-linked securitization

Advisory

Tailored ESG and sustainable finance advice aligned with your business strategy.

 

  • Target setting and strategy
  • Sustainability and climate risk reporting
  • Sustainable finance impact reporting
  • ESG ratings and index inclusion strategy
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • Global sustainable finance taxonomies

Innovation

Development and marketing of new sustainable finance products across asset classes.

 

  • Environmental trading
  • Compliance carbon allowance markets
  • Energy transition and transition finance

Market insights

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Deal highlights

5 Year Senior Green Loan

 

 

 

 

Sole Arranger & Hedge Provider

 

 

 

 

 

April 2022

7 Year Sustainability Linked Loan

 

 

 

 

Sustainability Agent, Joint Lead Arranger & Lender

 

 

 

 

April 2022

 

5 Year Sustainability Linked Loan & Linked Derivative

 

 

US$200,000,000

 

Sustainability Agent, Sole Arranger, Sole Lender & Sole Sustainability-Linked Derivative Provider


December 2021

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Bob Nguyen

Managing Director and Head, Corporate Fixed Income Origination

Fanny Doucet

Managing Director and Head, Sustainable Finance

Daniel Gracian

Director, ​​Sustainable Finance

Peter Johnson

Director, ​​Sustainable Finance

Cambyse Parsi

Director, ​​Sustainable Finance

Patrycja Drainville

Associate Director, Sustainable Finance

Melissa Menzies

Associate Director, ​​Sustainable Finance

Sean Locke

Associate, Sustainable Finance

Dakota Mahar

Associate, ​​Sustainable Finance

Holly Nevison

Associate, Sustainable Finance

Margot Kappele

Analyst, ​​Sustainable Finance

Matthew Sekular

Analyst, ​​Sustainable Finance