Greenchip Financial Corp.


Philosophy and process

Greenchip Financial is a privately-owned mutual fund management company founded in 2007 on the core thesis that demographic changes, resource scarcity and environmental degradation would create a resource efficiency revolution. Based in Toronto, their mission is to find and capitalize on the investment opportunities in the growing environmental sector. Greenchip currently has over $130 million CAD under management. In addition, it offers fund and investment research exclusively to Canadian high net worth individuals, foundation endowments, and pension funds.

Meet the portfolio managers

John A. Cook, CIM

President and Director
Greenchip Financial Corp.

Investment experience since 1991

John has been President of Greenchip Financial Corp. since it was founded in 2007. Prior to Greenchip, John led corporate development at one of Canada’s largest innovation hubs. He has also held a number of executive positions at Canadian mutual fund companies.

John holds a BA in Political Science from Queen's University. He has completed the Canadian Securities Course (1992), The Partners, Directors and Senior Officers Course (1993), and the Chartered Investment Manager Designation (2012).

Gregory Payne, PhD, CFA

Vice President of Portfolio Management and Director
Greenchip Financial Corp.

Investment experience since 1999

Greg has more than 18 years of financial industry experience with over a decade focused exclusively on environmental sectors. His experience includes acting as a financial analyst and as a member of the portfolio management team for a large capital management firm where he was involved in the management of over $200 million of retail and institutional client assets.

Greg holds a BSc from the University of Western Ontario. He also holds a Masters and PhD in Economics both from the University of Toronto. He is also a CFA charterholder.


Creating a more sustainable economy

John A. Cook, Portfolio Manager of the Mackenzie Global Environmental Equity Fund and President and Director Greenchip Financial Corp. discusses the importance of investing in environmental solutions.

Global Energy Transition: An opportunity to invest to drive change

Greenchip Financial founders John Cook and Greg Payne share their investment thesis, sector outlook and investment strategy of the Mackenzie Global Environmental Equity Fund.


The $2.5 Trillion Window for Diversification and Opportunity

In this article, Institutional Investor speaks with Greenchip Financial about their approach to investing and how they’ve developed a keen sense for spotting value in the companies the strategy invests in.


Thematic investing to fight climate change

Innovative green solutions not only help steer us towards a more sustainable future, but they can also provide great investment opportunities. Learn more about one of six areas Mackenzie Global Environmental Equity Fund invests in.


Tattooing “responsible” onto investment strategies

Traditional investment products are increasingly being tattooed with labels like “sustainable,” “ESG” and “low carbon.” In our opinion, it’s diverting “willing” capital away from the climate solutions we so desperately need.

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