Emerging Leaders
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Brian DePratto

Economist, TD Bank Group

Based on a strategic framework envisioned by Karen Clarke-Whistler, TD’s “other CEO” and two-time Clean50 honouree, Brian helped to build an understanding of the concept of natural capital and the importance of considering the economic value of the environmental benefits provided by the natural environment in the decisions we make. His paper, “Valuing the World Around Us: An Introduction to Natural Capital”, along with papers on the value of urban forests and trees and the practical examples he provides, have helped bring this important issue to a wide audience and contributed to discussions that are shaping future development.