Merriam Haffar is the Senior Manager of ESG Corporate Engagement on the Mackenzie Sustainable Investing team. In this role, Merriam leads the firmwide Climate Engagement Program and is responsible for engaging the firm’s highest emitters on climate risk and opportunity, in collaboration with Mackenzie investment boutiques and in service of Mackenzie’s Climate Action Plan and Net Zero commitment. Merriam holds a PhD in Environmental Applied Science and Management and is a SSHRC Vanier Scholar with over 15 years’ experience in sustainable investing and corporate sustainability. Before joining Mackenzie, Merriam served as the Manager of Sustainable Investing in the commercial real estate sector and as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at the Ross School of Business. Throughout her career, Merriam has led multiple ESG workshops and industry roundtables at global ESG fora, such as Sustainable Brands and Innovation Forum, and has published numerous research papers on ESG disclosure and strategic decision-making in several FT50 business journals and other thought leadership channels.
September 12th, 2023