Generating solutions that improve both the economy and the environment.

Celine Bak

Consultant, author and speaker on finance, policy and economic research. In 2007 she recognized that emerging industries were poorly represented through existing primary economic research and identified that this lack of evidence distorted the whole lifecycle of innovation-based companies, from incubation and capital raising to securing domestic reference customers and participating in global value chains. 

In order to change this, she executed four nation-wide primary research studies published four annual national reports that have catalyzed the growth of Canada's emerging energy and water technology industry. Her research has changed the investment and policy landscape, and has formed the basis of hundreds of millions of dollars in catalytic public program investment. This work is cited by ministers, pension funds, agencies, investors and NGOs. She is engaged in consultancy projects addressing finance, innovation, program development and trade across Canada and around the world. 

Céline has had an international career, first as a Principal of A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm where she worked in diverse sectors such as aerospace, pharmaceuticals and banking. She has been an operating executive in two high growth Canadian technology companies, Solect Technology group and Bridgewater Systems, both of which were acquired by Amdocs (DOX). 

She is a member of the Asia Development Bank Low Carbon Technology Steering Committee to build finance vehicles for adoption of low carbon technologies. She is an independent director of Green Centre Canada and serves on the Core Evaluation Team for Genome Canada's Genomic Applications Partnership Program.  She also serves as an evaluator for the Government of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence.

Céline has been recognized as a Clean16 honoree for her contribution to developing capital markets for sustainability in Canada, as well as by Nature Canada as one of Canada's Women of Nature. 

She advises long-term investors, policy makers, think tanks and entrepreneurs on matters relating to investment and strategy up to date.