Kent McClanahan


Head of Content Strategy & Responsible Investing,
Global Investments & Trading

Kent McClanahan is a vice president and the head of Content Strategy & Responsible Investing, Global Investments & Trading. He leads responsible investing efforts—including environmental, social and governance (ESG) and impact investing—in coordination with colleagues across the organization. His responsibilities in this role are advisor and client education, thought leadership and due diligence across several investment types.

He started in the financial services industry in 2005. Prior to joining RBC Wealth Management, he was an analyst at Defined Contribution Advisors, where his primary responsibilities were manager of due diligence and constructing retirement plans. In his previous role at RBC Wealth Management, Kent was a member of the Global Manager Research team, working alongside investment managers in the responsible investing space.

Kent holds a Master of Business Administration from the Kenan-Flager Business School from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in business and history from Concordia College. Kent has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Minnesota.

Kent's insights

Taking the politics out when integrating ESG into your portfolio

Responsible investing

Investors should consider as much information as possible when buying and selling assets.

4 minute read

Investing in a green recovery

Investors can easily take part in the green recovery. Innovative and sustainable technologies, like SusTech, represent an opportunity toward accelerating clean economic growth and the transition to the net-zero economy.

7 minute read

Don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough when it comes to ESG investing

The progress over the past few years is remarkable and more exciting changes in this space are on the horizon.

6 minute read

Financial services need more women: Here’s how we aim to fix that

We recognize the contributions women have made to history, culture and society. But some areas—such as financial services—still have a long way to go.

4 minute read

The rise of social justice investing—and how to get started

For companies, industries and investors, ignoring social justice factors can represent a very real risk.

6 minute read

Rejoining the Paris Agreement and what it means for U.S. investors

The decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement could have significant economic impact for the United States.

7 minute read