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Nov 22nd, 2022

Opportunities from effective climate governance in the Canadian commercial real estate sector

British Columbia

Helen Tooze

PhD Student, University of British Columbia

Helen Tooze is writing her doctoral thesis at Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. She holds a Masters of Arts in Banking and Law from the Bangor Business School at Bangor University, Wales, United Kingdom, achieving distinction, and an LLB (Honours) degree from The Open University, England. Helen’s broad research interests include banking and securities law, corporate governance, structured financial products, mandatory climate reporting, systemic financial risk, and macroprudential policy in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union. Her doctoral thesis focuses on the juxtaposition between Canadian and European regulation of securitisation intermediation chains and with a view to assessing each jurisdiction’s impact on systemic risk. Helen served as Chair of the 24th UBC Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference Committee. She was the recipient of the Bangor Law School Gold Scholarship in 2016 and the 2020 David L. Vaughan QC Memorial Scholarship in Corporate Law. Helen worked as a researcher for the Canada Climate Law Initiative 2019-2021, primarily in the areas of climate governance, disclosure, and comparative climate regulatory policy.