Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Soren Halverson is Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada. In this capacity, he leads the department’s development of the Clean Electricity Standard. Soren has over 20 years of experience in economic policy roles in the Government of Canada. Prior to his current position, he served as Associate Assistant Deputy Minister of the Financial Sector Policy Branch at Finance Canada. His recent priorities in that role included leading work on Canada’s business credit COVID response programs, including the $50 Billion CEBA program and BCAP guarantees and loan facilities. Additionally, he advised the Government on advancing sustainable finance in Canada, including on Canada’s inaugural green bond and the launch of the Sustainable Finance Action Council. Soren holds a Masters of Arts (Economics) degree from Simon Fraser University and is a CFA Charterholder.