Managing Director of Responsible Investing, University Pension Plan
Brian Minns is the Managing Director of Responsible Investing at University Pension Plan (UPP). He is responsible for integrating responsible investing (RI) into UPP’s total portfolio approach and corporate practices. He oversees UPP’s RI strategy, ensuring RI commitments are achieved through investment processes and stewardship practices and that UPP communicates openly and transparently about its RI practices as they evolve.
Brian came to UPP after nearly a decade at Addenda Capital, culminating in his last position as Vice-President, Sustainable Investing. Prior to Addenda, he held positions in responsible investing with CPP Investments and Mercer. A veteran in responsible investing, Brian is Co-founder and Co-chair of the Canadian Responsible Investing Working Group, a member of the CFA Institute’s ESG Technical Committee and was Co-chair of the Reporting and Advisory Committee of the Principles for Responsible Investment.
He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and hold a Master’s in Environmental Studies from York University, the Sustainable Investment Professional certification from Concordia University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University.