Robert Smith

Principal, Midsummer Analytics and Senior Associate, International Institute for Sustainable Development


  • Robert Smith is an environmental statistician and economist known for his conceptual and empirical work linking the environment and the economy, particularly related to the concept of natural capital and its use in measuring sustainable development.
  • Robert worked for more than 20 years at Statistics Canada, Canada’s national statistical agency, helping build its leading environmental accounts and statistics program.
  • In 2013, Robert left Statistics Canada to form Midsummer Analytics, an Ottawa-based consultancy focused on environment-economy analysis.

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