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I am an Associate Professor (with tenure) belonging to the ‘Sustainability,’ ‘Managerial Accounting and Control,’ and ‘General Management’ groups at the Ivey Business School – a cross-disciplinary appointment that reflects my research and teaching. I ambition to push the boundaries of knowledge and practice by investigating how fashioning new devices and collective actions can help transform financial markets towards sustainability. Over the years, I have studied the emergence of responsible investing, ESG integration, impact assessment, integrated reporting, and cryptocurrencies. My work in this area has won me several academic, teaching, and professional prizes. 

I founded and have led the Sustainable Finance Lab, an Impact Lab from the Centre for Building Sustainable Value. I am currently leading an extensive research program on conservation finance, aiming to channel capital toward protecting ecosystems, notably through conservation impact bonds. As an ethnographer, I enjoy doing field research and sharing my experience with students and practitioners. I published my work at the Oxford University Press, Chains of Finance: How Investment Management is Shaped, and in major academic journals across various disciplines. 

As a French-Canadian settler, I am grateful for the welcome from Indigenous peoples and fellow Canadians/immigrants I have received since I moved to this country in 2015. I endeavour to give back by helping build resilient and thriving communities and ecosystems through this Lab, participating in co-creation projects, and training the next generations of leaders. Besides work, I love spending time with my three kids and husband, meditating in the forest, dancing, and sharing French food and wine with friends.  

Diane-Laure Arjaliès

Diane-Laure Arjaliès

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