Governments were scrambling to build post-Covid economic recovery packages. The CEF convened an expert-based Task Force for a Resilient Recovery, and successfully influenced a greener Canadian recovery.
Canada was missing a strong national voice for energy efficiency. The CEF pooled philanthropic support to establish a new organization with research depth, policy savvy and the ability to engage the country. efficiencycanada.org
Experts designed a groundbreaking model to transition economic sectors to net zero. CEF partners established a home where the model could be executed, starting with the freight trucking sector.
Low Carbon Cities Canada
Toronto Atmospheric Fund had a proven model for turning a public endowment into sustained urban transformation. The CEF helped secure $183 million in government funding to give other Canadian cities the same tool.
Achieving net zero requires a historic mobilization of private capital. CEF has coordinated funding for a variety of initiatives that advance the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance.