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. Thexton 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. Thexton’s 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.Thexton 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 4-week course has been developed as a collaboration between Royal Roads University and Capilano University, to share different facets of the “Economic Impact of Climate Change” among multiple disciplines, and to share professionals' experiences and their perspectives on current best practices. This course is designed to promote collaboration amongst participants, sharing both private sector and public sector approaches to this timely topic, as key developments such as the internationally-directed Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) are having an impact on corporate audits and annual reporting, while municipalities are quantifying climate related risks and associated costs to their infrastructure. Course activities include teamwork, and multiple group interactions, as well as recorded sessions and the use of online tools.