Financing the 21st century: How to follow the money in a low-carbon economy

By |March 22nd, 2017|

In the lead up to the GLOBE Capital leadership summit, CEO Mike Gerbis reflects on the challenges and opportunities for investors in today’s low-carbon economy. For two decades Mike has advised Canadian corporations, institutions and government on how to create long-term value by addressing […]

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TransformTO Talks: Natural capital with economist Brian DePratto

By |November 15th, 2016|

Brian DePratto is an economist at TD Bank. His work focuses on the Canadian economy and environmental issues. Brian sits on the advisory group of the City of Toronto and TAF project, TransformTO.  We asked Brian about the idea of natural capital and the economic opportunities of […]

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A critical moment for efficiency finance

By |June 17th, 2015|

The energy efficiency sector may face significant hurdles, but the market is quickly maturing as it addresses climate change, energy security concerns, and utility costs. Last week, I joined hundreds of colleagues from the public and private sectors, eager to accelerate investment in efficiency. We convened for the Energy Efficiency Finance Forum (E2F2), hosted by ACEEE in San Francisco.

Follow the leaders – de-carb your money

By |May 26th, 2015|

Big funds are acknowledging the risk of carbon-heavy investments - are you?

Climate Week: Financing the climate revolution

By |September 25th, 2014|

More than 100 events are taking place September 22 to 28 in New York City for Climate Week. Despite the number of panel discussions, workshops and meetings, there isn’t much in the line-up that speaks to the role of the market place in transitioning […]

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Why Toronto should issue green bonds

By |June 23rd, 2014|

Could green bonds be part of the solution to global warming? As an organization that’s in the business of investing in low-carbon activities, we spend quite a bit of time thinking about how the market and various financing options affect the natural environment.

Talk about […]

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The future of green financing looks bright in Chicago

By |May 27th, 2013|

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 the American Council for […]

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Giving The Big Move a Big Push

By |April 19th, 2013|

This week’s CivicAction Forum assembled 300 civic, non-profit, business and academic leaders to discuss the transportation challenges facing the GTHA. It was great to be there and I came away with five key insights.

We are at a pivotal moment. Momentum is building among civic […]

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Turning social capital into financial capital

By |March 15th, 2012|

Remember when you were in college and you and your friends all went in on a case of beer?  You may have been on the cutting edge of social finance without even realizing it.  Sharing costs in return for a share of the rewards […]

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