Yrjö Koskinen

BMO Professor of Sustainable and Transition Finance, University of Calgary

Role: Economist

Site: CDL-Rockies

Stream: Energy

Yrjö Koskinen, PhD, ICD.D, is the BMO Professor of Sustainable and Transition Finance and Professor of Finance at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. He served as HSB’s Associate Dean of Research and Business Impact from 2017 to 2022. He holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Helsinki, and a PhD in management (finance) from INSEAD. He received the ICD designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2023. Prior to his academic career, Yrjö worked as an investment manager, financial journalist, economist and the head of the securities markets office at the Bank of Finland.

Yrjö’s main interests lie in sustainable finance, corporate governance, venture capital and energy transition. He is a research member at the European Corporate Governance Institute in Brussels, Belgium. His research has been published in leading finance and management journals, such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Management Science. He frequently contributes to media, such as CBC, The Globe and Mail, Financial Post, and Calgary Herald.

Yrjö currently serves on the advisory board of the Institute of Sustainable Finance at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University and the steering committee for the Canadian Sustainable Finance Network. He is the former president of the Northern Finance Association.