Jason Taylor, who is part of this year’s EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal graduating class, has recently been promoted to Head Government Sustainable Finance at Scotiabank, Global Banking and Markets.
Jason is moving into Government Finance, with a dual mandate. He will be covering the Province of Québec, Hydro-Québec, and the City of Montréal on capital markets activities and head the Government Sustainable Finance business at Scotia Bank.
Jason has a profound interest for sustainable finance, which really came to the fore during the EMBA program’s module on sustainability. In this second part of his mandate, Jason will work closely with the current government finance team to speak to government issuers across Canada on funding opportunities and market trends in the sustainable finance space. Jason has spent much time working with the Bank as it looks to grow its sustainable finance footprint.
Jason’s interest in this field permeates much of what he does. It led him to write his final EMBA applied research paper on the topic, and last December, he submitted 36 recommendations to the ‘The Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance’ . This is a panel the Federal Government mandated to find ways to develop sustainable finance in Canada. This panel works on behalf of the Ministers of Environment and Climate Change (ECCC) and Finance, and consult with Canada’s financial market participants on issues related to sustainable finance, including climate-related disclosures.