Following almost 20 years with the World Bank in Washington, DC, Dan returned to Ontario in 2012. Daniel Hoornweg joined the World Bank in 1993 as a ‘Young Professional’ and managed approximately $5 billion in infrastructure investments, working in regions worldwide. Dan worked with more than 300 national and sub-national governments, as well as their agencies and utilities. Dan was Lead Advisor in the Bank’s Urban Development Anchor overseeing the Sustainable Cities and Climate Change programs.
Dan is a Board Director with Waste Diversion Ontario and the Sustainable Community Award, Sweden. He is a member of GDF Suez (Engie) Urban Strategy and Innovation Council; Advisory Board, ‘CityWorks’ Evergreen Brickworks; Durham Region Roundtable on Climate Change (UOIT appointee), and; Amsterdam Smart City Capital (Advisor); and previously Philips Livable Cities think-tank. Dan is a Senior Fellow, with the Global Cities Institute, University of Toronto, a columnist with Corporate Knights Magazine and regularly blogs with UOIT and the World Bank. Dan is also the Chief Safety and Risk Officer for the Province of Ontario (Technical Standards and Safety Authority, TSSA).
Dan’s academic background includes degrees in Earth Sciences (University of Waterloo), Masters in Environmental Engineering (Guelph) and PhD in Civil (Sustainability) Engineering (University of Toronto).
In 2012 Dan was appointed Associate Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science. He teaches 4th year Energy Systems Engineering. Dan’s most recent book was as editor and contributor to ‘Letters to a Young Engineer’ (convocation 2015).