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A new report titled Breaking Down Real Estate Net-Zero Targets, aims to provide real estate funds and companies around the world with guidance on net-zero targets. 

The report, published February 18, 2022 by MSCI, a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, was developed with critical support from Quinn & Partners.

The report outlines best practices to set and manage comprehensive, ambitious and feasible net-zero targets:

  • aligning with science and sector-specific decarbonization pathways
  • setting interim targets
  • adopting energy efficiency goals
  • limiting carbon offsets
  • incorporating both tenant and development emissions, even if estimated
  • making public commitments
  • linking progress to executive pay
  • embedding the internal price of carbon in capex decisions

Breaking Down Real Estate Net-Zero Targets will be welcomed by funds and companies who still need to set greenhouse gas reduction targets as well as those that have set targets, but now need to implement or expand their target.

For the report, Quinn & Partners helped MSCI develop and pilot a consistent approach to evaluate property funds’ net-zero targets. The research team applied the target guidance on the 16 constituents of the MSCI Pan-European Property Fund Index (PEPFI) to obtain a snapshot of current practices in European real estate investments.

Partnering on pilot projects and industry reports like this latest one from MSCI are just two of the many ways Quinn & Partners is helping drive the transition to net-zero in the commercial real estate sector.

Interested in talking to us about your net-zero targets? Contact:

Francisca Quinn: 416-477-2256;
Tony Pringle: 647-972-2377;

Quinn & Partners Welcomes Sustainable Finance Expert Rosalie Vendette

We’re excited to announce that Rosalie Vendette is joining the Quinn & Partners team as an Associate

Rosalie is an established and well-respected sustainable finance professional whose 18-year career includes 10 years as the spokesperson for responsible investment at Desjardins Group, six years with Groupe Investissement Responsable (GIR), and two years as an independent ESG consultant.

Rosalie brings considerable strength and experience in sustainable finance and responsible investment:

  • She has worked with market leading financial advisors and investment management firms, providing strategic advice on their ESG initiatives.
  • She has advised financial associations on various projects, including the soon-to-be-published ISO TC322 standard on Sustainable Finance and a study on the evolution of fiduciary duty for pension plans around the world.
  • She was one of the leaders of the Quebec PRI network.
  • She regularly speaks at industry events, and she teaches sustainable finance and responsible investment at major Canadian universities, including McGill and Sherbrooke.


“I’m passionate about sustainable finance and believe in its power to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.” Rosalie says. “And I love sharing that passion with clients and my students.”

Francisca Quinn adds: “Having worked with Rosalie on previous mandates, we are delighted to welcome her to our team. Our shared values and common commitment to advancing sustainability in business and capital markets, combined with Rosalie’s impressive depth of expertise, make her a natural fit. By formalizing our relationship, Quinn & Partners will continue to expand and strengthen our capabilities to offer the best advice to our clients.”

Expanding our services to serve you better

In addition to welcoming Rosalie aboard, we’re expanding our services to better support our clients’ impact investing initiatives and climate change strategies. This will include helping investment teams identify, evaluate and measure social and environmental investment outcomes, and advising executives on how to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and integrate climate considerations into their core business strategy.

“As we grow, we are steadfast in our commitment to provide excellent advisory services and to be your trusted advisor in all things related to sustainability,” says Quinn.

We welcome your ideas on how we can continue to serve and support you as you continue to lead the market in addressing the most pressing sustainability issues.

Contact Rosalie

Rosalie Vendette, Associate: +1 438-832-1275 or



Quinn & Partners Ranked as one of Canada’s Top Growing Companies

Quinn & Partners is delighted to announce that we have made the Report on Business 2021 list of Canada’s Top Growing Companies. Released today by The Globe and Mail, the list ranks qualifying Canadian companies by their revenue growth over three years.

“When we started Quinn & Partners in 2013, we never imagined growth on this scale—and that certainly wasn’t our goal,” says president and founder Francisca Quinn.

“Our aim was to help companies and investors improve their businesses and to provide smart, motivated people with opportunities to do interesting and important work,” Quinn said.

Quinn thanked the firm’s clients which include well-known TSX and NYSE listed and Fortune500 Canadian and US corporations, as well as many of the largest North American pension plans and asset managers.

“Our clients trust us and inspire us to find new and innovative ways to make sustainability a priority. Today, sustainability, or ESG, is a board room issue. Our success reflects the incredible work we do together to create impact and shift markets to a low carbon economy,” Quinn said.

Quinn also praised the Quinn & Partners team. Having grown from two founding partners (Francisca Quinn and Tony Pringle) to twenty five full-time employees, the firm is now one of the largest and most influential ESG advisors in Canada.

“We thank the entire Quinn & Partners team for your passion, your drive and your unwavering commitment to excellence.”

“This recognition proves that great workplaces are not only successful, but, more importantly, personally fulfilling,” said Quinn.


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Quinn & Partners’ founders Tony Pringle & Francisca Quinn recognized by the Clean50

Canada’s Clean50 Awards are announced annually by Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization to recognize those 50 individuals or small teams, from 16 different categories, who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past 2 years. Tony and Francisca were chosen after rigorous screening and research by Delta Management, with advice from internal researchers and external advisors, and were among Honourees selected from an initial pool of approximately 600 well qualified nominees.

The selection team, lead by Delta Management Group CEO Gavin Pitchford, justified the nomination of Tony and Francisca as 2018 Clean50 Honourees in the Consultants category with the following motivation:

“In 2016, Quinn & Partners, led by Francisca Quinn and Tony Pringle, helped organizations with a total of $155 billion in assets under management to integrate sustainability into their core business operations. The team worked with companies and investors to both improve and publicly disclose their performance and practices. This included supporting Canada’s largest real estate owners in reporting to the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark initiative – constituting 10% of the North American survey participant pool –  and helping clients such as Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), The Cadillac Fairview Corporation, and Global Container Terminals win prestigious industry awards for their sustainability achievements.”


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Quinn & Partners was proud to share the 2017 Real Estate Excellence (REX) Green Award of the Year with the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) for advancing sustainability in real estate with the one-of-a-kind Leadership in Environmental Advancement Program (LEAP).

The REX Awards are presented by The Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) and celebrate the achievements of the office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate industry in Toronto. The Green Award of the Year recognizes excellence, innovation and achievement in sustainable real estate projects, initiatives, processes or community contributions.

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