As an environmental scientist and widely recognized leader in environmental business matters, Karen Clarke-Whistler focuses her work at the U.S.-based TD bank on demonstrating a strong positive link between the environment and the economy. TD’s innovations include being the first North American-based bank to become carbon neutral, developing net zero energy branches, and being the first Canadian commercial financial institution to issue a green bond. Collaboration with TD Economics has resulted in a series of papers on the green economy, including extensive work on natural capital valuation. In 2016, Clarke-Whistler was recognized as a member of the Clean16 for her outstanding contribution to clean capitalism within the financial services sector. Prior to joining TD, she spent more than 15 years consulting to a diverse base of global clients.