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Karen Clarke-Whistler Senior executive, business strategist, and environmental scientist Karen Clarke-Whistler

Karen served as Chief Environment Officer, TD Bank Group (2008-2018) where she was responsible for developing and implementing a bank-wide Environment Strategy that included due diligence in financing, development of a carbon neutral strategy and definition of criteria for TD’s original $100B commitment to support the transition to a lower carbon economy.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Enerplus Corporation (TSX:NYSE:ERF) and Altius Renewable Royalties (TSX:ARR). Karen is lead ESGDirector and chairs the Corprorate Governance Committees of both organizations. She was a Director of not-for profit Plug ‘N Drive (2017-2023), dedicated to enabling the use of electric vehicles.

Karen served as a Principal at ESG Global Advisors, (2019-2023) a boutique firm dedicated to realizing corporate value through strong ESG and climate strategies with a client base comprised predominantly of medium-sized public and private companies.

She served as an advisor to Alberta’s ESGCommittee and the Energy Future Labs. She is a former advisor to Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, Canada’s Environmental Commissioner, and served on the Private Sector Advisory Board (PSAB) of NSERC. Karen’s early career as an environmental consultant, based out of Europe, provided exposure to a range of global companies.

Karen has twice been recognized as one of Canada's Clean 16 for her leadership in clean capitalism (2014, 2016). She possesses a B.Sc. in Biology from University of Toronto and an M.Sc. (distinguished) in Land Resource Science from the University of Guelph. She received the ICD.D from Rotman Business School in 2016 and is a member of NACD.

Date modified: 2024-02-21