2013 - Financial Services

Financial Services

Mike Pedersen

Group Head, Wealth Management, Insurance, & Corporate Shared Services, TD Bank Group

Mike led the creation of TD’s environment strategy, which embeds concern for the environment organization-wide and has made the bank an environmental leader. TD was the first North America-based bank to be carbon neutral. It opened the first net-zero energy branches in Canada and the U.S., financed billions of dollars for green ventures, created environmentally friendly products, issued major research reports on environmental issues and this year, launched TD Forests, a major conservation initiative.Mike co-founded and is a board member of the Greening Canada Fund, which has raised over $13 million to fund emission-reduction initiatives in Canadian communities. He has spoken at environment conferences in Europe and North America and, in 2008, created a Chief Environment Officer role within TD, the first of any major bank in Canada to do so. That role is filled by Karen Clarke-Whistler, a Clean50 Honouree of last year.