Money on the table: Why investors miss out on the energy efficiency market

By |December 31st, 2017|

Energy efficiency retrofits in Canada represent a multi-billion dollar market opportunity, yet investment levels remain low. TAF's latest report identifies three market failures that hamper investment and maps out how to overcome them based on international best practices.

Five principles for unlocking Ontario’s green bank success

By |February 22nd, 2017|

When the Ontario Climate Change Action Plan landed last spring, a notable element was the commitment to establish an Ontario green bank to support deployment of low-carbon solutions. Since then, speculation has swirled: what role will it play? How will it be structured?  Why […]

Carbon pricing: coming soon to Ontario

By |February 6th, 2015|

A sold out event on carbon pricing.

TAF’s flexible financing helps build a company and earns a bonus

By |October 14th, 2014|

Ontario’s Green Energy Act (2009) and Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) got many people excited about installing solar panels on their homes and earning revenues from the electricity generated. But reality set in and many homeowners were daunted by the complicated and time-consuming application process, securing financing, […]

ClimateSpark – What REALLY happened …

By |April 26th, 2012|

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, check out the Final […]

Money and mission can go hand-in-hand

By |April 24th, 2012|

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 Financial Corp. is a […]

TAF’s investment close-up

By |May 31st, 2011|

I may not have conventional movie star good lucks, but I’m getting my share of screen time here at TAF.  Recently, I had a chance to take part in a “Meet the Investors” video series produced by our colleagues at the Social Innovation Generation […]

Hot tip: Carbon disclosure a good way to boost returns

By |May 31st, 2011|

There is no shortage of stock picking strategies out there:  From complicated computer algorithms to the weather in Florida, folks will use just about anything to try to increase their odds of success in the stock market.  But an interesting development is the increasing […]

Mobilizing money for efficiency

By |May 19th, 2011|

Canadian foundations have about $30 billion in assets. The investment returns – approximately 4-5% per year earned in the bond and equities market – is given as donations to the causes the founders and Boards determine: social services and housing, arts & culture, health, […]