Olivier Bois von Kursk

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 Olivier Bois von Kursk

Olivier Bois von Kursk is a Guest Scientist at the MCC specializing on Sustainable Finance. He has previously been working as an assistant Project Coordinator for the Think20 (T20) Task Force on Climate Policy and Finance, co-chaired by the MCC. In the backdrop of the G20 German presidency, the T20 provides research-based policy advice to the G20. Focusing on carbon pricing and the removal of pervasive fossil fuel subsidies, on sustainable infrastructures as an essential foundation for achieving inclusive green growth, and on green finance as a catalyst to reorient investment strategies in a low carbon economy, the Task Force produced several G20 Insights Policy Briefs. Olivier engaged in the strategic management of the Task Force, organization of workshops, coordination of the writing process of the Policy Briefs, and contributed to writing and editing the Task Force overarching T20 Policy Brief. 

Currently writing his Master Thesis at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), and the Berlin School of Economics and Law, Olivier’s main research interest relates to Green Finance. Investigating the mechanisms to re-orient private capital flows in the financial system towards sustainable infrastructure, he is involved in finding strategic approaches to incorporate the financial sector in the transition towards a low-carbon economy. His research leans towards bringing a comprehensive understanding of the social mechanisms and institutional processes by which private investments can be made consistent with social, environmental and climate imperatives. 

Prior to joining the MCC, Olivier worked for the Provincial Government of Québec, Canada in the Economic Department of the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment, and Fight Against Climate Change. In his capacity, he worked on social and environmental cost-benefit analysis focusing on the electrification of transports and drafted in full a procedural document for the use of market-based environmental policy instruments. He holds a B.S. in Economic Sciences from Université de Montréal, Canada and has been a visiting student in Lund University, Sweden.