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.

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 […]

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 […]

Canada’s ex-central banker calls for action on “tragedy of the horizon”

By |October 6th, 2015|

When one of the world’s most powerful central bankers gives a speech at an insurance industry event on climate change, you know there has been a sea-change in the attitudes of the financial sector.

TAF invests in … The Big Move

By |December 6th, 2014|

Almost 80% of TAF’s $25M endowment is currently invested for impact.

Profit Centre: Why we invest in sustainability

By |May 13th, 2014|

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 aligns with our mandate: […]

TAF profiled as an impact investing pioneer

By |January 6th, 2014|

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 company along with Edmund […]

70 percent invested for impact

By |May 15th, 2013|

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 greenhouse gas (GHG) and […]

Meet the Impact Investors

By |October 16th, 2012|

TAF will be speaking at the upcoming Social Finance Forum. The session — Meet the impact investors: The development of private equity funds in Canada — will include several other investors, also presenting their financing approaches, successes and lessons learned, and emerging impact investing […]