PRESENTATIONS

Network Analysis of Equity Ownership in Canada's Fossil Fuel Industry, at 1st CEFGroup Climate Finance Symposium, Virtual, Friday, December 4, 2020
Financial actors exert considerable influence over the governance of fossil fuel corporations, which may bolster or impede steps towards climate action. However, the influence of these stockholders on climate stability remains to be examined. This network analysis of equity ownership uncovers the structure of control of financiers in Canada’s fossil fuel industry and examines how sensitive the industry is to major stockholders. The results infer that ownership and influence are concentrated among a small subset of predominantly foreign and corporate equity owners. Moreover, the collective... Read more about Network Analysis of Equity Ownership in Canada's Fossil Fuel Industry
Network Analysis of Equity Ownership in Canada's Fossil Fuel Industry, at 1st Annual Canadian Sustainable Finance Network (CSFN) Conference, Virtual conference, Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Financial actors exert considerable influence over the governance of fossil fuel corporations, which may bolster or impede steps towards climate action. However, the influence of these stockholders on climate stability remains to be examined. This network analysis of equity ownership uncovers the structure of control of financiers in Canada’s fossil fuel industry and examines how sensitive the industry is to major stockholders. The results infer that ownership and influence are concentrated among a small subset of predominantly foreign and corporate equity owners. Moreover, the collective... Read more about Network Analysis of Equity Ownership in Canada's Fossil Fuel Industry
A Typology of Global Sustainable Finance Codes and Standards (Presented by co-author Nedophil), at Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment, Virtual, Tuesday, September 8, 2020
This paper analyzes the emergence, differences, and application of green finance codes in China, Europe and emerging economies and provides a new typology for future green finance codes development. We find clear evidence for differences between in Western-centric sustainable finance codes, the Chinese green finance standards and emerging market standards. The paper theoretically contributes to an empirical application of institutional theory to green finance standards, to a better delineation of sustainable finance standards, as well as a theoretical and practical understanding of the... Read more about A Typology of Global Sustainable Finance Codes and Standards (Presented by co-author Nedophil)
Delineating the Motivations and Processes of Impact Investing, at Canadian Society for Ecological Economics Symposium, Virtual conference, Thursday, June 25, 2020
The study of money and finance as a catalyst for “sustainable enterprise” remains underrepresented in ecological economics literature. This select work on investment strategies delineates the latent characteristics of common alternative investment styles. Simply, we examine whether impact investing, ethical investing, or responsible investing better aligns with the tenets of ecological economics. Read more about Delineating the Motivations and Processes of Impact Investing
(Best Paper Award) Delineating the Motivations and Processes of Impact Investing, at Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Virtual conference, Friday, June 12, 2020
The recipient of the 2020 Best Paper Award of the Social Responsibility division, this study adopts recent advancements in quantitative textual analysis and bibliometrics to explore the current status of the related but disparate fields of impact, ethical, and responsible investing. The analysis delineates the axiomatic characteristics and theories of impact investing research, which improves our understanding of how researchers are using the term and clarifying its distinctions in research and practice. Read more about (Best Paper Award) Delineating the Motivations and Processes of Impact Investing
Mapping the Evolving Ownership Structure of Canada’s Five Largest Fossil Fuel Corporations, at Ivey Sustainability Conference, University of Western Ontario, Thursday, December 5, 2019
Financial actors exert considerable influence over the governance of fossil fuel corporations, which may bolster or impede economic activities that modify climate stability. Thus, this network analysis of equity ownership uncovers the structure of latent control of financiers in the fossil fuel industry. Canada’s fossil fuel industry is examined as a case study. This study not only allows us to identify key financial actors but map their influence over the economic activities directly associated with climate stability. Read more about Mapping the Evolving Ownership Structure of Canada’s Five Largest Fossil Fuel Corporations
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

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