Truzaar Dordi is an award-winning researcher and doctoral candidate in Sustainability Management at the University of Waterloo, working in the fields of climate finance, energy policy, and sustainability transitions. His research examines financial system stability along a low-carbon transition, which is necessary for safeguarding societal welfare against the high costs of inaction.
Truzaar holds a Masters in Sustainability Management from the University of Waterloo where his research examined the burgeoning fossil-fuel divestment movement. Since then, Truzaar has worked on policy recommendations for a national climate finance strategy, supply-side climate policy, negotiations around Canadian pipelines, heterogeneity of green finance standards, stranded assets from low-carbon transitions, the politics and finance of carbon budgets, and on flood risk governance.
Truzaar currently serves as the Vice President for the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics and served as a member and author for the University of Waterloo's Responsible Investing Advisory Group.
With a total of 24 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and policy briefs published or in review, 15 national and international conference presentations, and $196,000 generated in external grant funding, Truzaar's accomplishments over his doctoral studies are in line with leading tenure-track researchers. His research has been published in the Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment, Climatic Change, SAGE Business Case, Regional Environmental Change, and MDPI Sustainability and presented at the Academy of Management, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, and the Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and investment, among others. He actively reviews for the Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment, Energy Research and Social Science, Business Society and Environment, and Regional Change.
Truzaar's research has been generously funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), as well as several partner institutes including the Smart Prosperity Institute, the Centre for International Governance Innovation, the Global Gas and Oil Network, the Intact Centre for Climate Adaptation, and Mitacs. Truzaar is also a two-time recipient of the 2018-2020 Energy Council of Canada Energy Policy Research Fellowship, three-time recipient of the 2018-2021 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, and was named one of Corporate Knights' "Top 30 Under 30 Sustainability Leaders", awarded for his work on financial stability.
Truzaar is now on the job market for post-doctoral fellowships and assistant professorships in climate finance, energy policy, and sustainability transitions, beginning in Spring 2022.