Kathryn Bakos, BSc, MEB
Director, Climate Finance and Science, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation
As Director of Climate Finance and Science at the University of Waterloo’s Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, Kathryn’s work is advancing the business case for climate adaptation and is driving novel insights at the intersection of climate change and finance. Highlights of her work include pioneering research to quantify the impact of flooding on Canada’s residential real estate sector and mortgage markets, and developing an innovative framework to mitigate risk and embed climate preparedness into decision-making for institutional investors. Kathryn’s work has had national and international influence, informing all levels of government, regulators, investors, and homeowners on how to adapt more effectively to a changing climate.