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Sean Geobey brings expertise in social innovation theory, sustainable finance, planning, governance, and decision-theory to his research and teaching. As the Director of Academic Programs at the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR) his teaching includes cutting edge work in social entrepreneurship and social innovation, with a pedagogical approach that uses problem-based, community-engaged learning. His research focuses on design for collective action and social innovation. This research includes the use of evidence in interdisciplinary decision-making, design of participatory decision-making processes, and the governance of democratic non-governmental organizations such as cooperatives.
- INDEV 308- Introduction to Social Entrepreneurshio
- ENBUS 612 - Social Entrepreneurship Social Innovation
- Geobey, S. & Marriaga, A. (2019). Build the Volunteer, Build the Community: An Analysis of Sustainable Waterloo Region’s Strategic Volunteer Program. Waterloo: Sustainable Waterloo Region, Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience, & University of Waterloo Faculty of Environment.
- Geobey, S., & Ronson, M. (2018). The Co-Operative Opportunity in Ontario’s Small Business Succession Challenge. Toronto: Atkinson Foundation.
- Cui, J., Geobey, S., Weber, O., & Lin, H. (2018). The Impact of Green Lending on Credit Risk in China. Sustainability, 10(6), 1-16.
- Geobey, S., & Callahan, J. (2017). Managing Impact Portfolios: A Conceptual View of Scale. ACRN Oxford Journal of Finance and Risk Perspectives, 6(4), 17-36.
- Madar, I. O., Geobey, S., & Pigeon, M. (2017). Canadian Credit Union Perspectives on Marketplace Lending: New Approaches from Day One. Madison, WI: Filene Institute.
- Ph.D - Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo, 2014
- M.A. - Economics, Queen’s University, 2005
- BA (Hons.)- Economics & Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2003