2016 - Financial & Services

Financial & Services

CLARKE-WHISTLER Karen

Karen Clarke-Whistler

Chief Environment Officer, TD Bank Group

As TD’s “other CEO”, Karen has been instrumental in helping TD become both a global environmental leader, and the first North America-based carbon neutral bank. Her recent list of milestones includes establishing TD Forests, producing, through TD Economics, key papers on natural capital and the value of urban forests, and becoming the first commercial bank in Canada to issue a $500 million green bond, whose proceeds are being used solely for green initiatives in Canada. The focus of the investments is in projects that contribute to the low-carbon economy. This and more contributed to TD being declared “Best Green Bank, North America” by U.K.-based Capital Finance International