PRESENTATIONS

The Ethical and Financial Impacts of Fossil Fuel Divestment, at Canadian Society for Ecological Economics Conference, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Friday, May 24, 2019
The fossil fuel divestment movement is cited as a tool to force change against the climate impacts of the coal, oil, and gas sectors. First advocated as a means of social activism, the fossil fuel divestment campaign illustrated how stakeholders collectively mobilized to advocate for climate justice by withdrawing their investments from the fossil fuel industry. Now, divestment is often pursued as a financial decision to mitigate against the risk of asset stranding. This presentation will articulate how divestment has burgeoned to the largest and fastest growing divestment campaign in history... Read more about The Ethical and Financial Impacts of Fossil Fuel Divestment
Strategies for Integrating the Canadian Financial Sector into Financing the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy, at Ivey Sustainability Conference, University of Western Ontario, Friday, December 7, 2018
The purpose of the Ivey Sustainability Conference is to create an inclusive community of scholars who are eager to push the frontiers of knowledge towards sustainable development. Researchers from all disciplines and career stages are welcome to attend and participate in the conference. At a time when intellectual discourse seems to be divisive, we hope that, through this conference, we can build safe, stimulating arenas for the scientific community to engage and grow intellectually, in order to assure the prosperity for all. My presentation shared research on "Strategies for Integrating the... Read more about Strategies for Integrating the Canadian Financial Sector into Financing the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy
Integrating Systematic Climate Risk into Asset Pricing and Portfolio Allocation, at Ivey-ARCS 11th Annual PhD Sustainability Academy, Friday, October 19, 2018
The PhD Sustainability Academy promotes high-impact scholarship in sustainability, with a focus on multidisciplinary thinking and practice. It offers an experientially rich environment to help nurture and advance research and teaching capabilities and to encourage a broad-based, future-looking dialogue engaging academics, teachers and practicing thought leaders across different domains of sustainability. Read more about Integrating Systematic Climate Risk into Asset Pricing and Portfolio Allocation
Integrating Systematic Climate Risk into Asset Pricing and Portfolio Allocation, at Canadian Society for Ecological Economics Symposium, University of Waterloo, Thursday, July 5, 2018
The 2018 CANSEE symposium is focused on students who are in the process of developing their dissertation. The symposium provides an excellent opportunity to get extensive feedback on your work and to bond with other emerging scholars in the field of ecological economics. My presentation focused on "Integrating Systematic Climate Risk into Asset Pricing and Portfolio Allocation". Read more about Integrating Systematic Climate Risk into Asset Pricing and Portfolio Allocation
An Event Study Analysis of Fossil Fuel Divestment, at Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Ryerson University, Monday, May 28, 2018
The Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) is a professional society of those interested in the scholarship, teaching and practice of management. Our members are based in business and related faculties at Canadian and international post-secondary institutions as well as private and public sector organizations. ASAC provides a stimulating and collegial community for sharing perspectives and building relationships across disciplines and industries. My presentation discussed the findings from my Master's thesis on "An Event Study Analysis of Fossil Fuel Divestment". Read more about An Event Study Analysis of Fossil Fuel Divestment
An Event Study Analysis of Fossil Fuel Divestment, at Ivey Sustainability Conference, University of Western Ontario, Friday, December 1, 2017
The purpose of the Ivey Sustainability Conference is to create an inclusive community of scholars who are eager to push the frontiers of knowledge towards sustainable development. Researchers from all disciplines and career stages are welcome to attend and participate in the conference. At a time when intellectual discourse seems to be divisive, we hope that, through this conference, we can build safe, stimulating arenas for the scientific community to engage and grow intellectually, in order to assure the prosperity for all. My presentation discussed findings from my Master's research on "An... Read more about An Event Study Analysis of Fossil Fuel Divestment
Sustainable Capacity Building Solutions for SMEs in the Waterloo Region, at Network for Business Sustainability, Université du Québec à Montréal, Thursday, October 29, 2015
From October 28 to 30, 2015, the Enterprise and Sustainable Development Network (REDD) organized the International Symposium "Sustainable Development: In Search of Solutions for SMEs" in Montreal, Canada, to find solutions to three business challenges. sustainable development for SMEs: Expertise, Profitability, and Marketing. This research aims to identify the means by which local clusters of accelerators and incubators in the Kitchener-Waterloo region can encourage sustainable business development, in a manner that is both prudent to the needs of entrepreneurs and equally responsive to the... Read more about Sustainable Capacity Building Solutions for SMEs in the Waterloo Region
A Comparative Analysis of anti-Apartheid and Fossil-Free Divestment, at Global Conference on Stranded Assets and the Environment, Friday, September 25, 2015
The University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment held a major academic conference on stranded assets and the environment on 24th-25th September 2015. Despite its growing prominence as a topic, there remains a great deal of confusion about: what stranded assets are; what assets might be affected; what drives stranding; how financial institutions and companies can manage the risk of stranded assets; what it means for policy makers and regulators; and how it links to climate change policy. To critically review and help formulate a better understanding of stranded assets... Read more about A Comparative Analysis of anti-Apartheid and Fossil-Free Divestment