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Mike Thiessen

Chief Sustainability Officer & Partner, Genus Capital Management

Mike leads the sustainable and impact investing teams at Genus with $840M in sustainable assets under management as at May 31 2021, servicing top environmental clients, like the David Suzuki Foundation and Makeway Foundation. In 2020, Genus’ High Impact Equity Fund’s assets rose 72% returning 27.6% vs 16.5% for the MSCI World Index. Mike spearheaded one of the first Global Fossil Free Impact Bond funds in Canada, giving investors greater opportunity to make environmental impact with their investments. With his team, he developed the Net Impact Score™: an innovative, yet approachable impact measurement tool, suitable for institutional and retail investors. Over 1000 investors have had their Net Impact Score™ measured. Mike also Chairs the Responsible Investment Association’s Impact Investing group.