Sarah Thompson is Managing Director, Sustainable Finance at RBC Capital Markets. As part of the Sustainable Finance Group, Sarah works closely with the growing number of institutional, corporate and government clients globally who are integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations into their organizational strategy, investment process and disclosures.
Sarah joined RBC in 2011 as the bank’s first Green IT Manager. In 2013, she moved to RBC’s Corporate Sustainability Team to oversee enterprise-wide operational footprint reduction initiatives, produce ESG disclosure and support business units with the development of sustainable financial products and services. In addition, Sarah partnered with RBC’s Corporate Treasury Group to establish RBC’s Green Bond Program. The bank issued its inaugural Green Bond in April 2019 following the publication of its Green Bond Framework outlining the process for Green Bond issuance and reporting.
Sarah represents RBC Capital Markets on the Government of Canada’s Sustainable Finance Action Council (SFAC) Taxonomy Technical Expert Group, the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Climate Transition Finance Working Group and the London Stock Exchange (LSE) Sustainable Bond Market Advisory Group (SBMAG).
Sarah is based in Toronto, Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics from McGill University and an MBA in Sustainability from York University’s Schulich School of Business.