Céline Bak is a global leader on the business impacts of climate change. She has been honoured by France as a Chevalier of the National Order of Merit for her work to mobilize the private sector in the run-up to the Paris Agreement.
Céline is the Founder and President of Analytica Advisors, a consulting firm engaged in building global capital markets for sustainability leaders among both long-term investors and companies. It focused on financial and technical innovation for its clients the world over.
She is frequently called upon by major media companies, including CNN Money, Agence France Press, Reuters and the New York Times, as well as Canada’s media outlets, from radio and television to print journalism.
Céline is an ambassador for women under the global Equal by 30 Initiative. Her public service includes sitting as an independent director at Green Centre Canada and Emissions Reduction Alberta, and chairing the Core Evaluation Team of Genome Canada‘s Genomic Applications Partnership Program. Her leadership roles have included Chair of the Clean Technology Private Sector Advisory Group and senior advisor for Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service.
She is a senior associate at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) where she leads research on sustainable finance. As a past senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation she conducted research on innovation, infrastructure and served as co-chair of the Think Tank 20 (T20) Climate Policy and Finance Task Force.
As the President of Analytica Advisors, in 2007 she recognized that innovation-based industries were poorly represented through existing primary economic research. In order to change this, she authored and published seven annual evidence-based national reports that have catalyzed the growth of Canada’s emerging energy and water technology industry. Her research changed the investment and policy landscape, and has formed the basis of hundreds of millions of dollars in catalytic public investment.
She lives in Ottawa with her husband Antonio Cazorla Sanchez. They have three daughters. Céline is fluent in Spanish as well as both of Canada’s official languages.
- Company:Founder & President, Analytica Advisors