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Sharing TAF’s financing techniques with C40 Cities

C40 Cities – Toronto being one – are big cities from around the world that are actively reducing climate pollution and risks.  C40 offers these motivated cities a forum for collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and problem-solving.  I was recently invited to present … Continue reading

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Profit Centre: Why we invest in sustainability

I receive a phone call nearly every week from someone asking me how the Toronto Atmospheric Fund got into and does “impact investing.”  By impact investing, we’re referring to how we invest TAF’s $23 million endowment in a manner that … Continue reading

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IPCC Climate Change Mitigation Report: 5 things you need to know

For those in the business of fighting climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment reports are like the bible. These five-pounders summarize the evolving global scientific consensus around climate change – including apocalyptic undertones. The latest IPCC report, … Continue reading

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Feel the buzz

Last night I attended my first Toronto Atmospheric Fund AGM. Given the healthy response to our e-mailed invitations, I knew we would have a packed room. What I didn’t realize was that the crowd filling the Members’ Lounge at City … Continue reading

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New guide for developers offers clear thinking on how to meet new Toronto Green Standard

Toronto is unique among Ontario municipalities in having its own energy and environmental standards for new construction under the Toronto Green Standard (TGS). The TGS first took effect in 2010, and an updated version was adopted by City Council last … Continue reading

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