Olaf Weber

Olaf Weber is a CIGI senior fellow. His research focuses on sustainability and the banking sector. He is currently an associate professor at the University of Waterloo. Since 2010, Olaf has held the Export Development Canada Chair in Environmental Finance.

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Expertise
Environmental and sustainable finance
Sustainable financial and credit risk management
Socially responsible investment and social banking

Bio

Olaf Weber joined CIGI as a senior fellow in March 2015. His research with CIGI focuses on sustainability and the banking sector, including sustainability guidelines and regulations for central banks and regulatory bodies. He is currently an associate professor and program director of the master’s program in Sustainability Management as well as a professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development at the University of Waterloo. Since 2010, Olaf has held the Export Development Canada Chair in Environmental Finance.

Olaf’s background is in the areas of environmental and sustainable finance, with emphasis on sustainable credit risk management, socially responsible investment, social banking and the link between sustainability and financial performance of enterprises. His current research interests include financial risk and opportunities caused by climate change and environmental regulations.

Previously, Olaf was managing partner at GOE in Zurich, Switzerland, developing credit risk management and sustainability rating systems, and was head of the sustainable finance group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. He earned his Ph.D. from the Technical Faculty, University of Bielefeld, Germany and his M.A. from the Department of Psychology, University of Mannheim.

Select Publications

  1. Weber, Olaf and Feltmate, Blair
    .
    2016
    . "
    Sustainable Banking: Managing the Social and Environmental Impact of Financial Institutions"
    "
    .
    University of Toronto Press
    .

From this expert

Title Topic Type PDF
Strategies for Integrating the Canadian Financial Sector into Financing the Transition to a Low-carbon Economy Climate Change, Sustainable Development CIGI Papers
Climate Scenarios for the Canadian Lending and Investment Industry Climate Change, Financial Systems CIGI Papers
Corporate Sustainability Reporting: The Case of the Banking Industry Climate Change, Sustainable Development CIGI Papers
Green Bonds: Current Development and Their Future Climate Change, Financial Systems CIGI Papers
The Financial Sector and the SDGs: Interconnections and Future Directions Financial Systems, Sustainable Development CIGI Papers
Climate Change Disclosure of the Financial Sector Climate Change, Financial Systems CIGI Papers
Divestment Moves into the Mainstream Climate Change, Financial Systems Opinion
Climate Change and the Canadian Financial Sector Climate Change, Financial Systems CIGI Papers
Advancing Sustainable Energy in Ontario: The Case of Regional Renewable Energy Cooperatives Sustainable Development CIGI Papers
The Pathway to a Green Finance Roadmap: Disclosure, Risk and Opportunities to Scale-up Green Finance in Canada Financial Systems Event
Beyond the Grid: Examining Business Models for Delivering Community-based REPs in Developing Countries Innovation, Sustainable Development CIGI Papers
Renewable Energy Projects for Sustainable Development: Financing Options and Policy Alternatives Climate Change, Sustainable Development CIGI Papers
The Way Forward on Climate Action Climate Change Event
Sustainability Codes of Conduct in Green Banking | Inside the Issues 6.12 Climate Change, Financial Systems Video