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.”
Assistant Professor at the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED)
- Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2009-2011)
- Balsillie Fellowship, Balsillie School of International Affairs (2008-2011)
- Thistlethwaite Jason. 2015. Professional Accounting and Environmental Governance. (forthcoming) in Lasse Folk Henriksen and Leonard Seabrooke eds (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Forthcoming ).
- Thistlethwaite, Jason. 2014. Private Governance and Sustainable Finance. 4 (1): 1-15.
- Helleiner, Eric, and Jason Thistlethwaite. 2013. Subprime Catalyst: Financial Regulatory Reform and the Strengthening of U.S. Carbon Market Governance. 7.
- Clapp, Jennifer, and Jason Thistlethwaite. 2013. Private Voluntary Programs in Environmental Governance: Climate Change and the Financial Sector.. edited by Ronit Schneider (43-47) New York: United Nations University Press 2012.
Thistlethwaite, Jason. 2012. The ClimateWise Principles: Self-Regulating Climate Change Risks in the Insurance Sector. (51: 121-147).
- Thistlethwaite, Jason. 2011. Counting the environment: The Environmental Implications of International Accounting Standards. (11(5): 75-97).
- Ph.D., University of Waterloo, Balsillie School of International Affairs (2011)
- M.A., University of Western Ontario, Political Science (2006)
- B.A., University of Western Ontario, Political Science and History (2005)