“Schulich School of Business Appoints Dr. Olaf Weber as Inaugural CIBC Chair in Sustainable Finance”


York University’s Schulich School of Business has announced the appointment of Dr. Olaf Weber as the inaugural holder of the CIBC Chair in Sustainable Finance. The research chair was established as a result of CIBC’s commitment to a more sustainable future. Dr. Weber, a renowned expert in sustainable finance, will pursue cutting-edge research that generates actionable solutions within the global finance sector.

As one of the world’s leading centers of sustainability research, Schulich is recognized internationally for its expertise in sustainability and responsible business. The school houses the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business, which is dedicated to sustainability research and knowledge development.

Detlev Zwick, Dean of the Schulich School of Business, expressed his enthusiasm for Dr. Weber’s appointment, stating that the CIBC Chair will expand the school’s expertise in sustainable finance and contribute to the transition to a low-carbon economy.

The Schulich School of Business, known as Canada’s Global Business School, consistently ranks as one of the top business schools in Canada and the world. In various global MBA surveys, including The Economist, Forbes, and QS, Schulich has been ranked number one in Canada. The Kellogg-Schulich EMBA program also ranks among the top ten in the world.

Schulich offers a wide range of business programs at its state-of-the-art complex at York University, as well as at its Miles S. Nadal Management Centre in Toronto’s financial district and its campus in Hyderabad, India. The school has strategic and academic partnerships with leading business schools around the world.

With a diverse and innovative approach to education, Schulich prepares students for rewarding careers in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. The school boasts a network of over 35,000 alumni working in over 90 countries. Schulich also offers executive development programs through its Executive Education Centre, benefiting thousands of executives annually.

The appointment of Dr. Olaf Weber as the inaugural CIBC Chair in Sustainable Finance is a significant step forward for Schulich and underscores the school’s commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices. With Dr. Weber’s expertise and dedication, Schulich will continue to lead the way in generating actionable solutions for a more sustainable financial sector.