Brian Minns, CFA
Vice-President, Sustainable Investing

Brian is responsible for the continuous improvement of Addenda Capital’s incorporation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes throughout the firm. He also engages with companies, regulators and policymakers on ESG matters in order to promote sustainable development.

Member of:

  • Investment Committee
  • Sustainable Investing Committee


  • Addenda Capital: Vice-President, Sustainable Investing (since 2018); Manager, Sustainable Investing (2014-2018); Specialist, Sustainable Investing (2011-2014)
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board: Analyst, Responsible Investing (2010-2011) 
  • Mercer (Toronto): Associate, Responsible Investment (2006-2010)
  • Innovest Strategic Value Advisors (now part of MSCI ESG Research): Intern – Research Analyst (2005-2006)


  • Master in Environmental Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Business and the Environment from York University
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Queen's University
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation
  • Certified Sustainable Investment Professional (SIPC) from Concordia University John Molson School of Business


  • 2020 Clean50 Honouree in the “Financial & Services Organizations” category