Ms Saphira Rekker
Saphira Rekker
Lecturer | Casual Research Assistant | Tutor | HDR Student - PhD
  • Grad Dip Sustainable Systems (University of Queensland)
  • MSc Finance (Tilburg University)
  • BSc International Business (Tilburg University)
+61 7 344 31222
Room 530, Joyce Ackroyd Building, St. Lucia Campus

Saphira is a PhD student in Environmental Finance at the UQ Business School, University of Queensland. Saphira’s main research interest is the measurement of corporate environmental performance in the context of science-based planetary limits (e.g. climate change). She is a recipient of the prestigious International Post-graduate Research Scholarships to undertake her PhD. She has worked with industry to develop  Environmental, Social and Governance performance metrics.

Saphira’s research is cross-disciplinary and extremely topical. Whilst she has published in several academic journals over the past several years, her most recent work has been published in the top journal Nature Climate Change.


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2017 - UQ Business School Excellence in Teaching (Tutor)
2017 - Best PRL of 2016, Journal of Accounting, Management and Information Systems
2017 - Best written pitch for a HDR student (Accounting, Finance or BIS cluster), 2017 UQBS Colloquium
2013 - Outstanding paper award, Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence
2012 - Dean’s commendation for high achievement (2x)
2011 - Judicium – MSc graduated with merit
2010 - Judicium – BSc graduated cum laude

Major research grants

Title Agency Year Amount
Tying green bonds to Australia’s commitments to the COP 21 agreement (with Humphrey, J.) Queensland Treasure Corporation 2016 $5,000