Rosella Caré

Assistant Professor - RBC Professorship
head shot of Rosella Caré

Professor Rosella Carè is Assistant Professor of Sustainability & Financial Management at the School of Environment, Enterprise, and Development in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. She is currently receiving funding from RBC (RBC Professorship) for her teaching and research activities at UWaterloo. She has been the Principal Investigator of the research project “COPERNICUS - Social Finance for Social Enterprises: Theory and Practice to build a more inclusive society” funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship. She holds a Ph.D. in Sciences de Gestion at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) of Paris (France) and a Ph.D. in Healthcare Management and Economics at the University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro (Italy). Her works have been published by outstanding international academic editors and publishers such as Routledge, Springer, Taylor and Francis, Palgrave MacMillan, and Elsevier. Rosella's primary research areas – where she is the author and editor of several works – include social and sustainable finance, alternative finance, impact investing, sustainable banking, ESG, climate risks, and financial stability.

Courses Taught

ENBUS 310: Introduction to Sustainable Finance

SFM 310: Sustainability in Capital Markets

Selected publications

Carè, R. , Boitan, I.A., Fatima, R. (2023). “How do FinTech companies contribute to the achievement of SDGs? Insights from case studies. Research in International Business and Finance

Carè, R., Weber, O. (2023) “What's in a name? Exploring the intellectual structure of social finance. International Journal of Emerging Markets.

Carè, R., Carè, S., Levy, N., Fatima, R. (2023) “Social impact bonds: a bibliometric overview of the conceptual and intellectual structures between past and future research directions”, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management. DOI: 10.1002/csr.2496.

Carè, R., Weber, O. (2023) How much finance is in climate finance? A bibliometric review, critiques, and future research directions. Research in International Business and Finance.

Carè, R. – Weber, O. (2023) “Assessing the current state of research on climate and environment-related financial risks: What are we missing? A review and research agenda” - Routledge Handbook of Green Finance (Eds. Lehner, O.M., Harrer, T., Silvola, H., Weber, O.).  DOI: 10.4324/9781003345497-31

Carè, R., Weber, O. (2023) “Sustainable Finance: Banks, Sustainability, and Corporate Financial Performance”. In Sustainable Finance and Financial Crime (pp. 41-61). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Carè, R. (2022). From New Public Management to Social Impact Bonds: The European experience. In: Champroux, N.A., Chommeloux, A., Damiens, A., Josso, S., Lévy, N., Porion, S. (in press) “The Anglo-American Model of Neo-Liberalism of the 1980s: Construction, Development and Dissemination". Palgrave MacMillan.

Fatima, R., Boitan, I. A., & Carè, R. (2022). How Many Shades Are There in Sustainable Finance? A Bibliometric Review. In Handbook of Research on Global Aspects of Sustainable Finance in Times of Crises (pp. 1-26). IGI Global.

Carè R., (2018), “Sustainable banking: issues and challenges”, Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3- 319-73389-0

Care' S, Trotta A, Care' R, Rizzello A (2017). Crowdfunding for the development of smart cities. BUSINESS HORIZONS, ISSN: 0007-6813, doi: 


PhD – Science de Gestion (Conservatoire National des arts et Métiers (CNAM) – Paris, France)

PhD – Healthcare Management & Economics (University Magna Graecia – Catanzaro, Italy)

BSc – Business Management (University Magna Graecia – Catanzaro, Italy)

Research Interests

  • Green, Social and Sustainable Finance 
  • Impact Investing
  • Climate related financial risks and financial stability
  • Social & Sustainable banking 
  • ESG & Sustainability practices in the banking industry