Todd Thexton is an assistant professor in the School of Business and the program head of the Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business program. Todd teaches in all four programs in the School of Business on topics of sustainability, world affairs and economics and is faculty lead for a number of business and social science courses. He also teaches environmental economics in the School of Environment and Sustainability. His main research interest is the evolving role of business and markets in the governance of global social and environmental issues, particularly as it relates to democracy and efficiency. Todd holds a Master of Science in Applied Environmental Economics from the University Of London School Of Oriental and African Studies (2012) and a Master of Business Administration from Royal Roads University (2008). He is currently studying toward his Doctorate of Political Economics at the Swiss Management Centre University.
This four-week course introduces participants to the financial risks and impacts associated with climate change. Participants will explore a range of risk pathways that link climate and economic systems, including: physical risks related to direct exposure to climate hazards in the value chain; transition risks arising from abrupt transitions to a low-carbon economy; systemic risks transmitted throughout the economy; extreme risks arising from the complex dynamic nature of climate-economy systems.