Video: Meet the Impact Investors, The Toronto Atmospheric Fund
This video is part of a series that showcases social finance at work. In these case studies, you can see how impact investors make their decisions and learn more about different models of social finance. Learn more about the difference that social finance is making in communities and for companies that harness it for social good!
The Toronto Atmospheric Fund is a capital corporation endowed by the City of Toronto decades ago to promote climate-friendly initiatives and enterprises. It has been involved in numerous successful ventures to help improve air quality and to reduce the climate footprint and energy costs of our city, including deep lake water cooling, home energy retrofit incentives, conversion of traffic signals to LEDs, energy efficient streetlighting, and solar water heating for pools and buildings. Over time, they've not only held on to their original capital, but also made profits from their impact investments. In this video, the Toronto Atmospheric Fund talks about their model and what has made it succeed.
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