Monthly Archives: May 2013

A Race to the Starting Line – On Complete Streets, Of Course!

On Monday, Metrolinx’s Investment Strategy to support The Big Move received unanimous support from Metrolinx board members. I attended the board meeting along with other members of Move the GTHA, a collaborative whose goal is to heighten public awareness of … Continue reading

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TAF a Finalist for Scotiabank EcoLiving Award

We are thrilled to announce that TAF is one of three finalists for the prestigious Scotiabank EcoLiving Innovators Award. The nomination recognizes our new Energy Savings Performance Agreement, a non-debt, insured financial product that will change the game in the … Continue reading

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The future of green financing looks bright in Chicago

On May 13, Ross Powell and I found ourselves amongst 300 like-minded investors and policymakers, as well as people from NGOs, government bodies, and corporations at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. We had come from across North America to attend … Continue reading

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70 percent invested for impact

I’m proud to say that 70 percent of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) endowment is now invested for impact.  That means TAF is mobilizing $16 million of our capital – not just the interest earned – in service of our … Continue reading

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