Mackenzie Greenchip Team

Investing in companies that are powering a green future

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We believe investors have the power, and the responsibility, to change the world. The transition to clean energy is the most important challenge of our time, and investors can achieve extraordinary growth with the right investment approach.

Finding value
in a growth space

In the rapidly growing environmental market, we take a long-term perspective. Our Team invests with the goal of building assets that we expect will have a productive return over decades. That means finding value, paying the right price, understanding the risks, and patiently waiting to invest until innovations are proven and viable in the marketplace.

“best ideas” worldwide

Investing without borders, we find  75% of the most compelling investment opportunities are outside of the U.S. and Canada. Our value, all-cap approach and an environmental theme that favours higher capex sectors also results in low correlation to benchmarks, making our funds ideal for adding diversification to global growth portfolios. 


We invest in companies that are at the forefront of the energy transition, creating and distributing clean energy, such as solar, wind, batteries, biomaterial and beyond. We believe that investing in new forms of energy and energy efficiency will have an invaluable impact on the future of the planet without sacrificing returns.

Meet our team

John A. Cook, CIM

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Team Co-Lead
Mackenzie Greenchip Team

Investment experience since 1991

Joined Mackenzie in 2021; investment experience since 1991

  • John brings 30 years of experience ranging from mutual funds, venture capital and social finance
  • Before co-founding Greenchip in 2007, John was President of MaRS Discovery District, one of Canada’s largest innovation hubs. He also held a number of executive positions at Canadian mutual fund companies
  • BA from Queen's University; Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation

Gregory Payne, PhD,CFA

Senior Vice-President, Portfolio Manager, Team Co-Lead
Mackenzie Greenchip Team

Investment experience since 1999

Joined Mackenzie in 2021; investment experience since 1999

  • Greg has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry, with over a decade focused exclusively on environmental sectors
  • Prior to co-founding Greenchip in 2007, Greg was involved in managing retail and institutional assets at a large capital management firm
  • Honours BSc in Statistics; MA and PhD in Economics from the University of Toronto.


Our insights


Global electricity grid: energy transition linchpin or bottleneck?

The Mackenzie Greenchip Team explores how rebuilding and expanding the global electricity grid is essential to a successful energy transition.


When it comes to EV battery-making – China dominates

John Cook examines battery manufacturing and what this means for our future, and Greenchip Portfolios.

(in English only)


Three emerging forces influencing the great energy transition

John Cook SVP, Portfolio Manager and Co-Lead of Mackenzie’s Greenchip Team offers his views on the three emerging forces that are influencing the great energy transition.


The race for a better EV battery

In this Q2 Greenchip commentary update, John Cook and Greg Payne take a deep dive into batteries and its structure to understand opportunities and challenges in the sustainability space.


The carbon
calculation conundrum

Find out more about carbon emissions metrics and how they can be both helpful and harmful when making investment decisions.


Nuclear as part of our energy future

Nuclear may now only be 10% of global generation. Despite economic and environmental challenges, find out why we need nuclear to be part of our energy future.


Monthly Commentaries – Greenchip Team

Read the latest to learn about their analysis of key market risks and opportunities.



Make a difference in the environment and your portfolio

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 the six areas in which Mackenzie Greenchip Global Environmental All Cap Fund invests in.


Green Thematic Impact Report

Sustainable Thematic Funds: Mackenzie Greenchip Global Environmental All Cap Fund and Mackenzie Global Green Bond Fund.


2023 Environmental outlook

Our sustainability experts weigh in on the challenges and opportunities in the environmental space.  

Our awards

Winner of the 2023 Fundata FundGrade A+ Awards for consistent and outstanding risk-adjusted performance in the Global Small/Mid Cap Equity category.

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Mackenzie Greenchip Global Environmental All Cap Fund F, Global Small/Mid Cap Equity Category: 3 years - 5 stars (256 funds), 5 years - n/a stars (n/a funds), 10 years - n/a stars (n/a funds). 

FundGrade A+® is used with permission from Fundata Canada Inc., all rights reserved. The annual FundGrade A+® Awards are presented by Fundata Canada Inc. to recognize the “best of the best” among Canadian investment funds. The FundGrade A+® calculation is supplemental to the monthly FundGrade ratings and is calculated at the end of each calendar year. The FundGrade rating system evaluates funds based on their risk-adjusted performance, measured by Sharpe Ratio, Sortino Ratio, and Information Ratio. The score for each ratio is calculated individually, covering all time periods from 2 to 10 years. The scores are then weighted equally in calculating a monthly FundGrade. The top 10% of funds earn an A Grade; the next 20% of funds earn a B Grade; the next 40% of funds earn a C Grade; the next 20% of funds receive a D Grade; and the lowest 10% of funds receive an E Grade. To be eligible, a fund must have received a FundGrade rating every month in the previous year. The FundGrade A+® uses a GPA-style calculation, where each monthly FundGrade from “A” to “E” receives a score from 4 to 0, respectively. A fund’s average score for the year determines its GPA. Any fund with a GPA of 3.5 or greater is awarded a FundGrade A+® Award. For more information, see Although Fundata makes every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Fundata.

Mackenzie Greenchip Global Environmental All Cap Fund Series A was recognized for outstanding fund performance at the 2023 Fundata FundGrade A+ Awards in the Global Small/Mid Cap Equity category out of a total of 132funds. Performance for the fund for the period ended December 31, 2023 is as follows: 2.2% (1 year), 2.5% (3 years), 15.5% (5 years) and 14.9% (since inception- October 2018).