Blair is head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo. The primary purpose of the Intact Centre is to mobilize practical and cost-effective means to help minimize risks to Canada posed by extreme weather events. Blair’s previous positions include vice-president, Sustainable Development, Bank of Montreal; director, Sustainable Development, OPG; and partner, Sustainable Investment Group/YMG Capital Management. Blair has written textbooks on environmental science, banking and sustainable development. He is generally interviewed by the media 100 to 150 times per year. He chairs the development of two flood adaptation standards for the Canadian Standards Association, and he is chair of the Government of Canada Expert Panel on Climate Adaptation and Resilience Results.