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Coffees for Climate: Global Climate Finance Accelerator Inaugural Report Launch

June 13 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Coffees for Climate Rotman CPE Climate Finance Accelerator Report Launch Event ()

Climate Positive Energy, in collaboration with the Global Climate Finance Accelerator and Bereskin & Parr LLP, invite you to join us for a focused discussion on the role of securitization, insurance and patents in fostering financial innovation. This event will be hosted off-campus at Bereskin & Parr LLP’s Toronto office (40th floor of 40 King St. West). Pre-registration is required to attend this free event.

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Event Description

According to a recent report by the Canadian Climate Institute, Canada needs to attract $140 billion in annual investment to reach net zero. Government, industry, capital markets and universities must be part of finding the way to meet these needs. In 2023, with the support of the Dobson Climate Project, the Rotman School of Management launched an experiential learning program in collaboration with the Global Climate Finance Accelerator and the University of Toronto’s Climate Positive Energy initiative. Graduate students in science, engineering, policy, and finance explored innovative ways to enable investment in promising climate positive projects.
The proposed financing structures outlined in the resulting research report will be further explored in this breakfast event with a panel of experts to determine the extent to which securitization, insurance, and patents can be leveraged in new ways to accelerate adoption of decarbonization solutions.


  • Isi Caulder, Partner and co-Leader of AI And Cleantech practice grounds, Bereskin Parr
  • Jahangir Bhatti, Principal, Climate Tech Fund, BDC
  • Tania Caceres, Managing Director, Risk Nexus
  • Moderated by Susan McGeachie, Managing Partner, Global Climate Finance Accelerator & Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto
  • Opening remarks by Ken Corts, Vice-Dean, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and Shatha Qaqish-Clavering, Executive Director, Climate Positive Energy, University of Toronto


  • 7:30 – 8:30 AM: Networking breakfast
  • 8:00 – 8:15 AM: Opening remarks by Climate Positive Energy and Rotman
  • 8:15 – 9:00 AM: Panel discussion
  • 9:00 – 9:30 AM: Informal discussion


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June 13
7:30 am - 9:30 am


Bereskin & Parr
40th floor, 40 King St W, Toronto, ON M5H 3Y2 + Google Map