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Mark joined Jarislowsky Fraser in 2006, and is Director & Portfolio Manager, Institutional Management, focusing on managing institutional client portfolios and sustainable investment solutions.  He is a member of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Council and is Co-Chair of the Sustainable Investment Committee, which supports the implementation of the JFL Sustainable Investment Policy through the development of ESG-related research tools, portfolio solutions, transparency, as well as external collaborations. In this capacity, he contributed to the firm’s early adoption of TCFD-aligned climate reporting.  He is a registered portfolio manager and advises his clients on investment policy design, risk management, and portfolio strategy. Mark’s clients include pension funds, private and public foundations, university endowments, not-for-profit organizations, and family offices. He is a regular contributor to a number of sustainability-focused publications, including the firm’s own The ESG Files.      

Mark is also actively involved in the community. He serves on the Finance Committee of the Verna J. Kirkness Education Foundation, a Canadian registered charity with the goal of increasing the number of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students graduating from science and engineering programs in Canada. He is also Co-Chair of the Up the Down Market Dinner, a charity event that helps individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential.