How the ‘Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF)’ makes impact investing a reality—in the GTA: Julia Langer, CEO | THE INTERVIEW

The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) is a City agency that finances and supports initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality in Toronto and across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area. TAF funds its work through the investment of a 1992 City endowment of $23 million and a 2016 Provincial endowment of $17 million.

As CEO, Julia and her team identified and created unique investment opportunities for low-carbon solutions, while at the same time hitting financial targets.

TAF’s past investments in deep-water cooling, energy efficiency, renewables and phasing out coal have contributed to Toronto’s success to date, and new investments aim to achieve the city’s aggressive 2020 targets and mobilize more capital for climate solutions.

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