Robert Stewart has a PhD in Economic Development Policy, from the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. He has been the recipient of several academic scholarships, namely: Eric Williams Memorial Scholarship (from the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago), Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program (University of New Brunswick, NB, Canada), and ERASMUS+ International (University of Graz, Austria). His research interests are in the areas of financial development, banking stability, and regulatory capital administration. More recently, his research interests have been engaged with climate finance, examining financial policies that can mobilize financial capital towards low-carbon economic development. Prior to joining the IMFG Robert was a visiting research scholar at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, NB. Robert has also spent several years working in the financial sector of Trinidad and Tobago, and holds a PRM (professional risk manager) designation.