Speaker Profiles

Dr. Blair Feltmate

Dr. Blair Feltmate

Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation

University of Waterloo

Blair is Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo. The primary purpose of the Intact Centre is to mobilize practical and cost-effective means to help de-risk Canada from the costs associated with extreme weather events. Previous positions Blair has held include Vice President, Sustainable Development, Bank of Montreal; Director, Sustainable Development, OPG; and Partner, Sustainable Investment Group/YMG Capital Management. Blair has written textbooks on environmental science, banking and sustainable development. He is generally interviewed by the media 100-150 times per year. He is involved in the creation of several climate adaptation Standards with the Standards Council of Canada and Canadian Standards Association, and he is Chair, Federal Government of Canada Expert Panel on Climate Adaptation.

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