Dr. Banhalmi-Zakar is Lecturer in Corporate Environmental Management at James Cook University. An environmental scientist, with experience in corporate environmental management, she has a keen interest in how environmental issues factor into corporate decision-making. Over the last ten years, she studied how environmental issues (impacts) materialise as financial risks and opportunities and currently focuses on how the finance sector responds to the varied challenges represented by climate change.
Prior to joining JCU, Zsuzsa was a research fellow at the Griffith Institute for Tourism and taught environmental assessment and management and planning practicum to urban and environmental planning students. Before arriving in Australia, she was senior environmental consultant at Deloitte in Europe and studied at the Central European University in Budapest and the University of Alberta, Canada.