Director of academic programs

Sean GeobeySean Geobey is the Director of academic programs for the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience as well as an Assistant Professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development at the University of Waterloo.

His current research looks at social finance and social innovation including crowd funding, impact investing and the role of credit unions in the development of the sector. He is also an active community member having played key roles in the founding of Sustainable Waterloo Region and the Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group, as well as serving on a number of boards including as former Chair of the Fair Vote Canada National Council and has worked as a health economist with the British Columbia Ministry of Health Services. He holds an MA in Economics from Queen's University and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University. He is also the director of Social Finance at CANGO Consulting, a contributer with the DEEP Centre, and a research associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Research interests

Research interests focus on how to integrate different perspectives in group decision-making; an approach which has concrete applications in social finance, policy development and resource-allocation within coalitions.

Selected writings

The Young and the Jobless (CBC)

The Young and the Jobless (Policy Alternatives)

Enabling Social Innovation through Developmental Impact Investing

Social Finance-Sean Geobey

Redefining Returns (PDF)

Curriculum vitae

Sean Geobey's academic C.V. (PDF)

Sean Geobey's non-academic C.V. (PDF)

University of Waterloo

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