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Olaf Weber      

Professor and Research Chair in Sustainable Finance; Senior Fellow at the Centre for National Governance Innovation

Olaf Weber joined the Centre for National Governance Innovation (CIGI) as a senior fellow in March 2015. His research with CIGI focuses on sustainability and the banking sector, including sustainability guidelines and regulations for central banks and regulatory bodies. He is currently an associate professor and program director of the master’s program in Sustainability Management as well as a professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development at the University of Waterloo. Since 2010, Olaf has held the Export Development Canada Chair in Environmental Finance.

Weber’s background is in the areas of environmental and sustainable finance, with emphasis on sustainable credit risk management, socially responsible investment, social banking and the link between sustainability and financial performance of enterprises. His current research interests include financial risk and opportunities caused by climate change and environmental regulations.

Previously, Weber was managing partner at GOE in Zurich, Switzerland, developing credit risk management and sustainability rating systems, and was head of the sustainable finance group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. He earned his Ph.D. from the Technical Faculty, University of Bielefeld, Germany and his M.A. from the Department of Psychology, University of Mannheim.

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