Truzaar Dordi is a multiple award-winning researcher and doctoral candidate in Sustainability Management at the University of Waterloo, working in the fields of climate finance, energy policy, and risk management. His research examines financial system stability along a low-carbon transition, which is necessary for safeguarding societal welfare against the high costs of inaction. Specifically, he is interested in the systemic consequences of a low-carbon transition in asset pricing of equity investments.
Truzaar holds a Masters in Sustainability Management from the University of Waterloo where his research examined the burgeoning fossil-fuel divestment movement. Since Truzaar has worked on policy recommendations for a national climate finance strategy, stakeholder simulations of energy infrastructure projects like Canadian pipelines, responses to the Coronavirus pandemic by Canadian banks, and on flood risk governance. He has sat on the executive committees of Sustainable Youth Canada, Sierra Youth, Fossil Free UW, and the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics and has provided strategic advice on partnerships and the sustainable development goals to several regional initiatives, including the Impact Alliance and the EcoMarket. Truzaar currently serves as the Vice President Communication for the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics.
Truzaar's research has been generously funded (among others) by the Smart Prosperity Institute, the Centre for International Governance Innovation, the Intact Centre for Climate Adaptation, Mitacs, and the National Sciences Foundation. His research has been published with MDPI Sustainability, Climatic Change, SAGE Business Case, Regional Environmental Change, the Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment. Truzaar is 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 been named one of Corporate Knights' "Top 30 Under 30 Sustainability Leaders", awarded for his work on financial stability.