Jason Thistlethwaite is an Assistant Professor at the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) at the University of Waterloo. His research focuses on innovative strategies designed to reduce the economic impacts of extreme weather and climate change within the financial sector. These strategies are analyzed as forms of environmental governance and climate change adaptation that reveal interesting and often contentious engagement between environmental and financial interests. To inform this work, he has worked directly with business and government leaders in the insurance, banking, real estate, building, and investment industries. Jason is also a frequent speaker, media contributor on Canada’s growing vulnerability to extreme weather, and a self-described “weather geek”.