Watch on Demand – Impact Investing Deep Dive: Impact Real Estate

Join our Impact Investing Deep Dive to discuss the evolving landscape of Impact Real Estate – Tim Nash, Andy Broderick and Mike Thiessen join us to explore these exciting innovations and opportunities.


Andy Broderick

Managing Director

Genus Capital Management

Andy is a managing partner at New Market Funds, a fund management company with offices in Vancouver and Toronto raising and deploying capital that meets community needs and provides risk-adjusted market returns. He also leads New Commons Development, an affiliated non-profit development company.

From 2010 to 2018 Andy worked at Vancity in various roles including head of Community Investment and the executive lead on the launch of the Vancity Community Investment Bank in Toronto. Before Vancity, Andy worked first as head of development (1996-2000) then as President and CEO (2000-2009) of Housing Vermont, recently rebranded as Evernorth. There he and colleagues founded Green Mountain Housing Equity Funds raising over $150 MM for affordable housing and Vermont Rural Ventures, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) investing in lower income areas of Vermont.

Mike Thiessen

Chief Sustainability Officer / Co-Chief Investment Officer

Genus Capital Management

As Chief Sustainability Officer, I oversee allocation of our sustainable initiatives, including the research and portfolio construction that goes into this.

I’m passionate about environmental and social issues, I need to make an impact with my career.

Outside work, I value spending time with my wife and three kids.

Tim Nash


Good Investing

As the founder of Good Investing, Tim Nash has helped thousands of Canadians align their investment portfolio with their values.

As an expert on socially responsible investing, sustainability, and impact investing, he is regularly featured in publications such as CBC, BNNBloomberg, and the Globe and Mail. Tim is the host of Responsible Investing for a Sustainable Economy, a weekly podcast from The Toronto Star.


Client impact

“Graduating from a big bank to Genus was one of the best financial steps we've ever taken. Genus has delivered reliable asset growth despite our moderate risk tolerance. As our financial security has grown, we've also been the beneficiaries of a great client experience. The company's communications have been consistently transparent and informative, including educational webinars and a well-designed web portal where we can track investments daily. Most importantly to us, our portfolio manager has always responded swiftly and thoroughly to our questions and requests. ”
Martin T.
"Having relatively diverse financial goals and needs, along with a slight reticence regarding the stock market, Genus skillfully addressed all of our concerns, and put together a truly exceptional plan: Fossil free funds and a diversified investment portfolio, check; An effective Impact investment portfolio that coincides with our hopes and dreams for a better world, check; Professional advice and assistance to create a donor advised charitable fund with immediate charitable receipts for tax purposes, check. Returns? Way beyond our expectations! We even had some fun along the way and certainly enjoyed an incredible two-year start to what will be a satisfying long-term relationship with Genus."
Marc B.
“I love the service I get at Genus.”
Chris H.
“Leslie and I were fellow board members when we met twenty years ago. For the last ten she has been thoughtful in the construction of an investment strategy for my family and is executing the strategy as planned. The team at Genus has met my expectations and are a pleasure to deal with.”
Bob Q.
“For over 15 years, I have provided selection and performance evaluation of multiple investment managers for a significant family office. Leslie and Genus have been foundational for me in my role. I have always found Leslie and her colleagues to be insightful and proactive, and found the performance of their portion of the portfolio to be well above benchmarks. And they have been a great pleasure to work with.”
Douglas H.
“Genus is a very innovative firm. I am pleased to invest in their Fossil Free and Impact strategies that help me invest in line with my values.”
Marnie C.
“Great team of professionals. Excellent website and reporting. Responds to inquiries promptly. Very pleased with the process of changing from another company to Genus as well. Kudos.”
David L.
“Genus consistently provides a good, clearly explained, comprehensive picture of the general economic and financial situation, along with an excellent account of the investment decisions made in relation to this. Genus’ equally strong concern with clients’ questions and requests for further information is also a very important part of the service it provides.”
Allan S.
“Back in 1992 when I found myself at fifty with a substantial amount of money to invest, I knew just one thing — that I didn’t want to contribute to tobacco companies, arms manufacturers, or oil. But over the ensuing years the options for socially responsible investing have become far more sophisticated and I’m very happy that this is a big part of the Genus approach. I also very much appreciate the long-term relationship with my portfolio manager, Mary Lou.”
Ann P.

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