McCall MacBain Canadian Sustainable Finance Network Fellowships

The Canadian Sustainable Finance Network (CSFN) is proud to announce that two McCall MacBain CSFN Sustainable Finance fellowships will be awarded to Master’s students enrolled in qualifying research-based graduate program in a CSFN partner university, with a demonstrated research interest in sustainable finance. The value of each award is $15,000 and the first two awards are provided for the September 2022-August 2023 academic year.  

Please join us in congratulating the inaugural recipients for the September 2022-August 2023 academic year. 

Tanusri Sarker, Master of Environmental Studies in Sustainability Management Candidate, University of Waterloo 

As a McCall MacBain CSFN Sustainable Finance Fellow, Tanusri Sarker plans to draw on her experience working in sustainability and environmental validation. She will conduct research on the impact of sustainability linked bonds and loans in the apparel industry. 

Melanie Issett, Master of Environmental Studies in Sustainability Management Candidate, University of Waterloo 

As a McCall MacBain CSFN Sustainable Finance Fellow, Melanie Issett will focus on the very current topic of climate-related financial risks and disclosures. Her work will analyses recommendations of the Financial Stability Board’s Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and how they are influencing the financial and sustainability performance of institutional investors, looking at a sample of global pension funds.

Application Process

All fellowship applicants must provide:

  • a short description of their research interest in sustainable finance;
  • academic transcripts; and,
  • a CV including: a list of publications (e.g. conference proceedings, abstracts, journal articles, etc.), as well as relevant academic, research, and work experience.

Eligibility

The awards are available only for Master’s students enrolled in a research-based finance, economics or business graduate program in a CSFN partner university* with a demonstrated research interest in sustainable finance.

Application Deadline

Please submit applications to azel.mulagulova@queensu.ca by May 31, 2023. Date subject to change.

Decision Criteria

  • Winners will be selected by the CSFN adjudication committee on the basis of demonstrated academic merit and the expressed research interest in sustainable finance.
  • Applicants will be assessed on the basis of the statement of interest in sustainable finance research provided by the candidate, their CV, academic transcripts, and letters of reference (i.e., from the application to program file).

* This includes universities that are institutional CSFN members.