Raymond James established the first dedicated sustainability investment banking practice in Canada. The practice was created to provide the best advice and support to companies and investors focused on sustainability, leveraging our proven track record of completing transactions across the sustainability landscape.
Who We Are
Jimmy Leung, Managing Director, Head of Sustainability
+1 (416) 777 7166
Jimmy is responsible for launching the first sustainability investment banking practice in Canada. With his extensive background in capital markets and mergers & acquisitions, as well as his 15 years of experience working with clean technology companies as part of his previous role, Jimmy and his team work to support innovation across the entire sustainability landscape. Jimmy joined Raymond James in 2005 from a bank-owned investment dealer, where he was a member of the investment banking group. Jimmy is a Chartered Accountant and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Waterloo.
Daniel Magder, Director
+1 (416) 777 7150
Daniel joined Raymond James in 2015 from FTI Consulting, where he was a member of the corporate finance & restructuring group. Daniel has considerable experience in capital markets, mergers & acquisitions and corporate restructurings. Daniel is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Yeshiva University.
Alia Essak, Associate
+1 (416) 643 7896
Alia joined Raymond James in 2021 from Bank of America, where she spent two years in New York City and three years in Sydney as a member of the Financial Institutions Group. Alia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major in Economics and a Minor in Biological Sciences from Mount Holyoke College.
David Quezada, CFA
+1 (604) 659 8257
David joined Raymond James in 2009 as an Equity Research Associate and was promoted to Equity Analyst in 2016. David’s sustainability-related coverage includes clean generation, resource management (emissions) and bio-based chemicals & fuels. He is the first analyst in North America to publish research on companies in the voluntary carbon offset industry and has hosted numerous webinars educating the market on the sector. Prior to joining the firm, David spent time working at Connor, Clark, & Lunn as well as at HSBC in Commercial Banking. David is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.
BCBN | 3Q22 Not Material; Strong Early Execution on First Projects Evident
NETZ | 1FQ23 Not Meaningful but Diversification Progressing Well
LOOP | 2Q23 Not Material: Continued Progress on Commercialization Front
Michael Glen, CFA
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Michael joined Raymond James in 2019 as an Equity Analyst. Michael’s sustainability-related coverage includes mobility, electrification, efficiency and resource management (water). Prior to joining the firm, Michael worked at Macquarie Group covering Canadian equities. Michael is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and holds an MBA from McGill University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto.
EGT | Softer 4Q As We Wait For Volume and Sales Inflection
EXRO | Moving to Market Perform As We Assess Capital Needs and Duration of Partner Programs
GRA | Assessing the 5-Year Plan
Steven Hansen, CFA, CMA, CPA
+1 (604) 659 8208
Steve Hansen is a Managing Director and Equity Research Analyst with Raymond James Ltd. Steve’s sustainability-related coverage includes resource management (food & agriculture, waste). Prior to joining the firm in 2005, Steve was employed as a Stock Analyst with Morningstar covering the Paper & Forest Products sector. He holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of British Columbia. Steve is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder as well as holds the CPA/CMA designation.
GDNP | 3Q22 In-Line. Growth Ambition Tempered by Leverage, Optimization in Focus. MP3
FDGE | 3Q22 Miss. Racing to Reformulate Strategy as Cash Burn Continues. Lowering Target. UP4
CUB | 3Q22 Weak. Backlog Still Not Converting. Sprinting to Redirect Focus. Lowering Target. MP3
Recent Sustainability Webinars
Technology in Carbon Markets - Part 2
Will Stuart, Chairman | Xpansiv
Sunny Trinh, Chief Executive Officer | DevvStream
Thursday, January 12th, 2023 – 11:00 AM (ET)