Sustainable Finance

Our Sustainable Finance Group integrates environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) factors into our core capital markets platform, working in collaboration with partners in Global Investment Banking, Global Markets and Corporate Banking to deliver advice and solutions to our clients that also aim to have a positive impact on the world.

Our Services

Sustainability coordinator for green, social, and sustainability-linked financial products.

Structured investment solutions integrating ESG factors and themes.

Advisory on best practices in ESG integration in corporate strategy and investment management.

ESG due diligence advisory for private equity and M&A transactions.

Alignment of reporting practices to sustainability standards.

Our Approach to Sustainability

At RBC CM, we take an integrated approach to sustainability, believing that incorporating ESG insights alongside traditional financial analysis and market perspectives can lead to better outcomes and increased opportunities for our clients.

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Helping Clients Thrive and Communities Prosper


RBC Tech for Nature

RBC’s commitment to innovation, data and technologies for our shared future

RBC’s Commitment: $100 Billion in Sustainable Financing by 2025

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Our Team

RBC’s Sustainable Finance team is a global cross platform, multi-disciplinary team with experience across Investment Banking, Environmental Affairs, Technology Services and Government Policy.


Lindsay Patrick

Managing Director and Head,
Strategic Initiatives & ESG


Sarah Thompson

Sustainable Finance


Nicola Milne

Vice President,
Sustainable Finance


Navi Brar

Vice President,
Sustainable Finance


Lauren Iantomasi

Sustainable Finance


Lindsay Patrick is Managing Director and Head of the Sustainable Finance Group at RBC Capital Markets. She spearheads the provision of solutions and advice for RBC's institutional and corporate clients across all areas of sustainable finance, incorporating both environmental and social perspectives. Lindsay has more than 15 years of global investment banking experience spanning trading floors across North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.


As part of the Sustainable Finance Group, Sarah works closely with the growing number of corporate and institutional clients globally who view Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors as important considerations in their corporate strategy and investment decision-making process.

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 Advisory Council of the Green and Social Bond Principles Executive Committee and is Vice Chair of the CSA Group Green & Transition Finance Technical Committee.

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.


As part of the Sustainable Finance Group within RBC Capital Markets, Nicola helps lead the integration of ESG factors into Capital Markets’ core businesses globally by providing advice and developing solutions across all areas of sustainable finance for corporate and institutional clients. Prior to joining RBC Capital Markets, Nicola completed RBC’s Leadership Development Program and previously worked for the Government of Canada. Nicola holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, an MA in Public and International Affairs from the University of Ottawa, and a BA in Political Science and Communication Studies from Concordia University.


As part of the Sustainable Finance Group, Lauren is responsible for supporting RBC’s institutional and corporate clients across all areas of Sustainable Finance, and to conduct ESG-related research to progress the Sustainable Finance mandate across the firm. Lauren will support the Sustainable Finance component of deal structuring on transactions across various product groups in Capital Markets.

Lauren joined RBC in 2018, as part of the Leadership Development Program and has completed rotations across Wealth Management in Products & Strategy, the Corporate Client Group in Relationship Management, Corporate Banking covering the Mining Sector, and Macroeconomics & Rates Research within Global Research. Lauren worked in Project Management at McMaster Children’s Hospital from 2013-2015 conducting research, focusing on hospital development, and driving greater patient outcomes.

Lauren completed her MBA with a specialization in Finance at McMaster University with co-op terms completed in banking across Debt Capital Markets, Investment Banking Client Management, and Retail Banking Performance Management. Lauren completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology from Western University.