Blair Feltmate

Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at University of Waterloo

Dr. Feltmate is Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo.  The primary purpose of the ICCA is to mobilize practical and cost- effective means to help de-risk Canada from climate change and extreme weather events. Previous positions Dr. Feltmate has held include Vice President, Sustainable Development, Bank of Montreal; Director, Sustainable Development, OPG; and Partner, Sustainable Investment Group/YMG Capital Management.

Dr. Feltmate has published scores of papers on adaptation to climate change, the additive value of sustainable development applied to business, and population and community ecology.  He has co-authored two textbooks:Aquatic Insects (1992) and Sustainable Banking (2015).  He holds a Ph.D in Theoretical and Applied Ecology, Masters in Zoology, Masters in Sustainable Development, and he was an NSERC post-doctoral fellow.  Dr. Feltmate is a member of various business and NGO boards.