Keith MacMaster is a legal and financial policy researcher focusing on sustainable finance. His research is directed at two broad areas: climate finance and deep seabed mining. The first area aims at improving responsible investing and creating new sustainable financial products. The second area analyzes the financial mechanisms relating to deep seabed mining, ensuring parties responsible for environmental damage have liability attached.
His PhD thesis, "Comprehensive Wealth and the Development of Deep Seabed Mining Finance", addresses the financial and investment issues in deep seabed mining, arguing that additional measures are necessary to prevent environmental and social harms, to provide for compensation and remediation should those harms occur, and to ensure that the principles of the common heritage of mankind are implemented.
Currently teaching LAWS1015 – Property in its Historical Context, and COMM2603 – Legal Aspects of Business.
Doctorate in Law (PhD) – Anticipated August 2021
• Dalhousie University
• Thesis: Comprehensive Wealth and the Development of Deep Seabed Mining Finance
Master of Law (LLM) – October 2018
• Dalhousie University – Responsible Investing for Retail Consumers: Access Denied
• Thesis available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10222/74170
Personal Financial Planner - 2015
• Canadian Securities Institute - Toronto, ON
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - 2007
• Richard Ivey School of Business, London, ON
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) - 2003
• Dalhousie University - Halifax, Nova Scotia
Bachelor of Science (Distinction) (B.Sc.) - 2000
• University College of Cape Breton – Sydney, NS
finance and sustainability, mining and investment
Banking and Finance Law | Environmental Law | Natural Resources Law | Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law