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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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 […]

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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: […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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