Monthly Archives: January 2014

Canadians are “technology optimists”

“Our general default on technology is that it’s a good thing…we see technology as a way to eventually solve our problems related to health and the environment” says Nik Nanos, chairman of Nanos Research.  A late-November Nanos Research/Policy Options poll explored … Continue reading

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Engineering social change

What happens when you take 800 young professional engineers, the majority of them female, and put them together in the Toronto Congress Centre on a foggy Saturday? Well, let’s just say that the conversations were less centred on bridges, roads, … Continue reading

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After the ice storm – Give your building some love

It seems every post-holiday conversation this week is starting with stories about experiences during the power outages caused by the recent ice storm. Now might be a good time to consider the Joni Mitchell refrain that “You don’t know what … Continue reading

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TAF profiled as an impact investing pioneer

Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) is one of four Canadian impact investment leaders profiled in a paper recently released by Ann Jackson and Denis Ho of Jackson/Martin/ImpactLink titled “Adopting Impact Investment Strategies: Lessons Learned from Pioneering Leaders”.  We are in good … Continue reading

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