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Karen Clarke-Whistler

Board Director

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 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, supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy. 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 the first Canadian bank to join RE100 in a commitment to 100% renewable energy. Karen has twice been named one of Canada's Clean 16 for her “outstanding contribution to clean capitalism.”