Karen Clarke Whistler

Chief Environment Officer - TD Bank

Since 2008, Karen Clarke-Whistler has been the Chief Environment Officer of TD Bank Group (TD).

In this role, Karen is responsible for developing TD’s environmental strategy, which has enabled it to differentiate itself by embedding an environmental perspective throughout the bank’s business operations. This approach has been key to TD’s rise to the top of the league tables for environmental performance in the North American banking sector.

Karen is an environmental scientist who is widely recognized as a thought leader in environmental business matters. Prior to joining TD, she spent more than 15 years working as an environmental consultant to a diverse base of clients in North and South America, Europe and Africa.

Recently recognized as one the 2012 Clean50 (50 individuals honoured for their outstanding contribution to clean capitalism), Karen holds a master’s degree in land resource science from Canada’s University of Guelph and a bachelor’s degree in ecology from the University of Toronto.


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