Department of Management, Society and Communication

  • Centre for Sustainability
PhD fellow

Room: DH.Ø.2.13
E-mail: swh.msc@cbs.dk
Stella Whittaker

Stella is an international specialist in the field of climate change, sustainability and circular economy, working for over 30 years to a senior executive level. Stella has led large policy and delivery teams - public and private sector across the globe. Stella is a thought leader in her field. Stella’s PhD is in climate finance. The Ph.D. is sponsored by Realdania and centred on scaling up innovative city solutions and the underlying governance and finance models needed to underpin this. Special interest is the conditions for both city governments and investors to stimulate a proportional response to climate change. Interested in climate finance flows and the disparity between supply and demand in investment.

Primary research areas
  • climate finance
  • cities
  • policy proportionality
  • climate adaptation
  • urban governance
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MSc Thesis Supervision

Other teaching activities

I teach at Bachelors and Masters level in areas related to my PhD and research interests.

Selected publications

Kemball-Cook, S., Grice, L., Beth-Libicki, S., Whittaker, S., (2017), Climate Risk and Due Diligence, Air and Waste Management Association - Finding Common Ground on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Conference.

Whittaker, S., Major, A., Gerathy, P., (2004), Victoria’s emerging framework of regional governance for sustainability: The case of Catchment Management Authorities and Regional Catchment Strategies, Local Environment, 2004 9(6).

Whittaker, S., (1997), Are Australian Councils 'Willing and Able' to Implement Local Agenda 21?, Local Environment ,1 997 2(3).

Publications List
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Stella Whittaker; Phuong T. B. Nguyen; Michael Wilkins; Dave Fernandez; Donna Ho; Bob Buhr / Are Markets Interested in Adapting to Climate? : Insights From Singapore.
Singapore : Singapore Green Finance Centre 2023, 38 p. (White Paper /Singapore Green Finance Centre)
Stella Whittaker; Kristjan Jespersen / Stretching and Conforming? : Financing Urban Climate Change Adaptation in Copenhagen?.
In: Buildings and Cities, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2022, p. 974-999
Journal article > peer review
Outside activities

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Duration of activity

Type of activity

 Jacobs Pty Ltd (UK)

Oct 2020 - Nov 2023


 Chora Foundation

July 2021 - Nov 2023