Monthly Archives: April 2012

ClimateSpark – What REALLY happened …

Starting last summer and wrapping with a gala in February, the ClimateSpark Social Venture Challenge attracted and refined ventures that had the potential to earn revenues while stimulating greenhouse gas reductions. To find out what really happened in the Challenge, … Continue reading

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Money and mission can go hand-in-hand

Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) has selected two sustainability-focused firms to manage the equity portfolio of our endowment fund.  Award-winning Generation Investment Management LLP, co-founded by former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore, is a research-driven fund with $6.9 Billion under management.  Greenchip … Continue reading

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Financing Energy Efficiency: 3 buildings, 3 solutions

With over 50% of Toronto’s GHG emissions resulting from energy-use in buildings, financing energy efficiency in the built environment has become one of TAF’s core priorities. While capital costs are sited as the number one barrier to energy efficient buildings, … Continue reading

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LightSavers Goes National

Cities and companies across Canada can now tap some brighter ideas for energy efficient lighting as the LightSavers program is taken national by the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI).  TAF incubated the LightSavers program, which collected rigorous data from advanced lighting … Continue reading

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Avoiding grid infrastructure costs with…conservation

The state of Toronto’s electricity infrastructure has been the focus of attention recently, especially the aging wires and transformers and the fraught application, decision, reaction, re-application involving Toronto Hydro and Ontario Energy Board.  Here’s what Con Edison – a large, … Continue reading

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