Jason Thistlethwaite is a CIGI fellow, as well as assistant professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. 

At CIGI, Jason’s research focuses on the implications of the new environmental and climate change risks disclosure regime on the financial sector, and on recommendations to help align policy and industry’s resources toward an effective approach to mitigate climate change. To inform this research, Jason works directly with business and government leaders in the insurance, banking, real estate, building and investment industries. His research has been published in a number of academic and industry journals, and he is a frequent speaker and media contributor on Canada’s growing vulnerability to extreme weather. Jason holds a Ph.D. in global governance from the Balsillie School of International Affairs.  



Select Publications

  1. Thistlethwaite, Jason 2014 "Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment" Private Governance and Sustainable Finance. In 4 (1): 1-15
  2. Helleiner, Eric, and Jason Thistlethwaite 2013 "Regulation & Governance" Subprime Catalyst: Financial Regulatory Reform and the Strengthening of U.S. Carbon Market Governance. In 7
  3. Clapp, Jennifer, and Jason Thistlethwaite 2013 "Business and Climate Policy: The Potentials and Pitfalls of Private Voluntary Programs" Private Voluntary Programs in Environmental Governance: Climate Change and the Financial Sector. In edited by Ronit Schneider (43-47) New York: United Nations University Press 2012
  4. Thistlethwaite, Jason 2012 "Business & Society" The ClimateWise Principles: Self-Regulating Climate Change Risks in the Insurance Sector. In (51: 121-147)
  5. Thistlethwaite, Jason 2011 "Global Environmental Politics" Counting the environment: The Environmental Implications of International Accounting Standards. In (11(5): 75-97)