Yrjö Koskinen

Yrjö Koskinen
Haskayne School of Business
Associate Dean of Research

Yrjö Koskinen the Associate Dean of Research and Business Impact and the BMO Professor of Sustainable and Transition Finance at the Haskayne School of Business. He holds an MSc degree in Economics from the University of Helsinki, and a PhD in Management (Finance) from INSEAD.

Yrjö currently serves on the advisory board of the Institute of Sustainable Finance at Queen’s University, the academic advisory panel for Globe and Mail’s Report on Business, and the steering committee for the Canadian Sustainable Finance Network. He is also a fellow at the Nordic Initiative in Corporate Economics and a research member at the European Corporate Governance Institute. He is the past co-president of the Northern Finance Association.

Yrjö’s main research areas are corporate finance and governance, and sustainable finance. His current research focuses on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and how they affect trading and prices in financial markets. He is the recipient of the Standard Life Investments Finance Prize for his research on corporate social responsibility and firm risk. He is a frequent contributor to media, such as CBC, The Globe and Mail, Financial Post, and Calgary Herald.