Managing Director, Sustainable Finance, RBC Capital Markets
As part of the Sustainable Finance Group at RBC Capital Markets, Sarah Thompson works closely with institutional, corporate and government clients globally who are integrating ESG considerations into their organizational strategies, investment processes and external disclosures.
Since joining RBC in 2011 as the bank’s first Green IT Manager, Ms. Thompson has held a number of sustainability roles including overseeing RBC’s enterprise-wide operational footprint reduction initiatives, producing ESG disclosures, and supporting business units with the development of sustainable finance products, services and advice. She was instrumental in the establishment of RBC’s Green Bond Program in 2019 and RBC’s Sustainable Commercial Paper Program in 2022.
Ms. Thompson represents RBC Capital Markets on the ISSB Investor Advisory Group, the Government of Canada’s Sustainable Finance Action Council, and the ICMA Climate Transition Finance Working Group. She is based in Toronto, Canada and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics from McGill University and an MBA in Sustainability from York University’s Schulich School of Business.