Truzaar Dordi

Truzaar Dordi
University of Waterloo | UWaterloo · School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED)

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Truzaar Dordi is an experienced researcher and doctoral candidate in Sustainability Management at the University of Waterloo, working in the fields of climate finance, energy policy, and sustainability transitions. Truzaar is a "30 Under 30" Sustainability Leader, an energy policy research fellow with the Energy Council of Canada and the Vice President of the Canadian Society of Ecological Economics.
Additional affiliations
September 2018 - January 2020
University of Waterloo
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • In partnership with the Climate Risk Research Group - our research contributes practical research insights on the governance of Canadian climate change adaptation through evidence-based policy advice.
August 2017 - March 2019
University of Waterloo
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • In partnership with the Smart Prosperity Institute and the Centre for International Governance Innovation - our research looks at policies to integrate the Canadian financial sector in the transition to a low carbon economy in Canada
November 2016 - June 2017
University of Waterloo
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • On the Northern Gateway Pipeline - our research conducts a stakeholder analysis on the National Energy Board's (NEB) negotiation process for the divisive pipeline.
Education
August 2017 - July 2021
University of Waterloo
Field of study
  • Sustainability Management, PhD
August 2014 - July 2016
University of Waterloo
Field of study
  • Sustainability Management, MES

Publications

Publications (24)
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Investors have a central role to play in sustainability transitions, due to their inordinate influence on the governance of the fossil fuel extraction industry. Using network analysis, this paper links fossil fuel firms to equity owners, by distinguishing ownership characteristics of top shareholders and establishing a ranked list of the most preva...
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Sustainability provides a research paradigm that, when embedded into management language, theory, and method, provides a systems approach to drawing interconnections between business activities and grand societal challenges. With mounting evidence detailing the salience of sustainable business transformations, the gap between conventional managemen...
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The study of urban food security has evolved dramatically over the past few decades. This evolution has been punctuated, and catalyzed, by insights into the dynamic transformation of food systems in cities. The evolution of this field, as revealed by its scholarly writings, provides an important vantage point for understanding both the dynamic tran...
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The financial sector is essential to the stability of markets in times of crisis and during the pandemic, banks are called to contribute to society by easing access to credit or keeping rates low. This article explores Canadian banks’ responses to the pandemic assessing their products, services and stakeholders. Using crisis management and stakehol...
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The study of flood management has experienced a paradigmatic shift over the past two decades. Particularly notable are the embracement of flood risk management (FRM) and comparative analysis of flood risk governance (FRG), meaning the complex institutional arrangements that shape the behavior of state and societal actors concerning FRM. Thousands o...
Technical Report
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Meeting Canada’s climate commitments requires ending supports for, and beginning a gradual phase out of, oil and gas production. This paper shows how growing oil and gas production is impeding Canada from meeting its climate commitments, outlines how the federal government is supporting oil and gas production growth, and recommends specific policie...
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(1) Background: Green finance standards have proliferated with much need for harmonization to accelerate global green financial flows. However, little is known on the nature of green finance standards that accelerates differentiation, rather than harmonization. Therefore, we embark to answer the question what the nature of green finance standards i...
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In the context of the low-carbon transition, stranded assets can be defined as assets that have suffered unanticipated or premature write-downs, devaluations or conversions to liabilities. These assets may refer to resource reserves, infrastructure or industries that may be affected by economic, physical or political changes along a pathway of deca...
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This article traces how the notion of finite limits to emissions based on 2 °C carbon budgets was applied to increase the credibility of a carbon-constrained future in two very separate realms, social movements contesting fossil-fuel development and the financial sector—a process yet to be described in the relevant political and financial literatur...
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City governments have access to a range of policy instruments to reduce flood risk, but choosing among these tools is challenging. This article identifies fourteen different policy instruments that could contribute to urban flood risk reduction and draws on interviews with expert stakeholders to score these instruments across eight evaluation crite...
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Disasters focus public and political attention on environmental hazards, creating a window of opportunity to adopt new risk reduction policies. The news media can shape post-disaster policy debate by directing the attention of policymakers towards problems and solutions and framing the nature of support or opposition to policy change. For these rea...
Technical Report
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This paper presents policy alternatives that could incentivize the Canadian financial sector to invest in the transition to a low-carbon economy. The results and recommendations are based on an inductive analysis, which summarized the existing regulatory landscape on climate finance, and a practitioner survey, which ranked a collection of regulator...
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Several prominent institutional investors concerned about climate change have announced their intention or have divested from fossil fuel shares, to limit their exposure to the industry. The act of fossil fuel divestment may directly depress share prices or stigmatize the industry’s reputation, resulting in lower share value. While there has been c...
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In December 2013, the Joint Review Panel (JRP) for the Northern Gateway Pipeline (NGP) was tasked with preparing a recommendation to the National Energy Board (NEB) on construction of one of Canada’s most divisive pipeline projects. While considered critical to the economic growth of Canada’s oil industry, the pipeline did not have universal suppor...
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Divestment is defined as the act of withdrawing investments from a company or industry for ethical or financial reasons. It can be described as a form of socially responsible investing (SRI) that applies nonfinancial (environmental and social) criteria as well as exclusionary screening to guide an investor’s financial decisions. While divestment ha...
Conference Paper
The Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) is a professional society of those interested in the scholarship, teaching and practice of management. Our members are based in business and related faculties at Canadian and international post-secondary institutions as well as private and public sector organizations. ASAC provides a stimulat...
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Divestment from the fossil fuel industry is campaigned as a means to address carbon-induced anthropogenic climate change, much like the anti-Apartheid divestment movement that was campaigned as a mean to address the country’s human rights violations. However, there is a gap in current literature that objectively compares the similarities and differ...
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The University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment held a major academic conference on stranded assets and the environment on 24th-25th September 2015. Despite its growing prominence as a topic, there remains a great deal of confusion about: what stranded assets are; what assets might be affected; what drives stranding; how f...

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