Sustainable finance

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

Across Scotiabank, we’re committed to advancing the transition to a low-carbon economy and promoting sustainable economic growth – for now, for the future.

The dedicated and experienced Sustainable Finance Group provides advice and solutions across Scotiabank’s operating divisions including Global Banking and Markets, Canadian Banking and Roynat, serving corporate, commercial, 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’ll 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 span sustainable business advice and solutions, and we provide innovative solutions for sustainability challenges across all industries, geographies, and sectors.

At Global Banking and Markets, we’re proud to have been recognized for the work we do. In 2022, Scotiabank received ten sustainable finance awards, solidifying our position as a leading Bank for sustainable finance across the Americas and include:

Global Finance

Best Bank in Canada for Sustainable Finance


Best Bank for Sustainable Finance in North America

Latin Finance

Sustainable Finance Bank of the Year in Latin America and the Caribbean

Scotiabank’s leadership in sustainable finance policy developments includes participation in the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA), the Canadian Sustainable Finance Action Council’s Taxonomy Technical Expert Group, the Province of Ontario’s Affordability Task Force, and the Institute of International Finance (IIF) Sustainable Finance Working Groups.

Scotiabank has also made several sustainable finance commitments, including a commitment to mobilize $350 billion in climate finance and a $10 billion commitment in support of affordable housing in Canada by 2030. 

Discover what we have to offer


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


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


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


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

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Sustainability-Linked Derivative



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Green Sustainability-Linked Bond




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June 2023

Sustainability-Linked Bonds




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 Speak with our team

Bob Nguyen

Managing Director and Head, Corporate Fixed Income Origination

Fanny Doucet

Managing Director and Head, Sustainable Finance

Patrycja Drainville

Director, Sustainable Finance

Daniel Gracian

Director, ​​Sustainable Finance

Peter Johnson

Director, ​​Sustainable Finance

Melissa Menzies

Director, ​​Sustainable Finance

Cambyse Parsi

Director, ​​Sustainable Finance

Stephen Uwazota

Director, ​​Sustainable Finance, Business Development

Dakota Mahar

Associate Director, ​​Sustainable Finance

Sean Locke

Associate, Sustainable Finance

Holly Nevison

Associate, Sustainable Finance

Margot Kappele

Analyst, ​​Sustainable Finance

Matt McLean

Analyst, ​​Sustainable Finance

Matthew Sekuler

Analyst, ​​Sustainable Finance