2014
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Julia Langer, Toronto Atmospheric Fund

Toronto Atmospheric Fund
As CEO of Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF), Julia Langer has helped to bring impact investing to a whole new level. Julia and Tim Stoate, TAF’s VP, Impact Investing, identified and created unique investment opportunities for low-carbon solutions, while at the same time hitting financial targets. Toronto’s latest inventory reveals that 2011 greenhouse gas emissions are down 15% from 1990 levels, while the city has grown by about 11%. 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.