Céline Bak is a CIGI senior fellow with CIGI’s Global Economy Program. At CIGI, she serves as the co-chair of the Think Tank 20 (T20) taskforce on climate policy and finance. This taskforce will feed into the G20 Secretariat under the German presidency on carbon pricing, sustainable infrastructure and sustainable finance. To the T20 taskforce, she brings her expertise on barriers to scaling-up both solutions to climate change and firms that will enable the scale-up of the low carbon economy and sustainable growth.
In her capacity as an innovation practitioner, Céline sits as a director of Emissions Reduction Alberta, Green Centre Canada, and chairs the Core Evaluation Team for Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program all of which are focused on translating innovation into the private sector for environmental benefit and economic impact. Through her role as president of Analytica Advisors, Céline provides strategic vision for clean technology industry leaders.
As an expert on innovation and the low carbon economy, Céline has appeared on five occasions as a witness before parliament, and is frequently sought out by major Canadian media outlets to discuss sustainable finance, climate change and the low carbon economy in Canada. Within Global Affairs Canada, she was the chair of the Private Sector Advisory Group and served Senior Industry Advisory – Sustainable Technologies.
Prior to her role at Analytica Advisors, Céline advised investors in innovation-based firms and held executive roles at Bridgewater Systems, served as director of professional services for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at AMDOCS, and was principal at the Toronto and Madrid offices of A.T. Kearney, a consulting firm. Céline holds a master’s of business administration from the University of Bath and a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Guelph. She has worked in 25 countries and travels extensively, speaking about sustainability and innovation at prestigious events around the world.
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