Karen Clarke-Whistler has been the Chief Environment Officer of TD Bank Group since 2008. An environmental scientist, she spent more than 15 years consulting to a diverse base of clients in North and South America, Europe and Africa prior to joining TD.
Karen developed and leads a program that embeds an environmental perspective in TD’s core business strategy and has been instrumental in the bank being recognized as a North American environmental leader and a global climate leader. In 2010 TD became the first North American-based carbon neutral bank and in 2014 the first commercial bank in Canada to issue a green bond. TD is Canada’s only major financial institution that sources 100% of its electricity from renewable sources.
Karen has twice been named one of Canada’s Clean 16 for her “outstanding contribution to clean capitalism.”