Speaker – M1 Seminar: Climate Change, Carbon Pricing, and Ontario’s Cap-and-Trade Announcement

About Tom Rand

Managing Partner, ArcTern Ventures
Senior Advisor, MaRS Cleantech Venture Group

Author, Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit & Waking the Frog

After a number of years as a successful software entrepreneur Tom now focuses his efforts on carbon mitigation. He’s active in Cleantech venture capital, technology incubation & commercialization, and public advocacy. Tom is Managing Partner of ArcTern Ventures, a Senior Advisor at the MaRS Discovery District and  sits on the board of a number of clean energy companies and organizations. Tom also developed Planet Traveler, a low-carbon hotel project in downtown Toronto. Tom’s first book Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit was published in early 2010 and his second – Waking the Frog – became a bestseller in Spring 2014. It is his belief that we have yet to have a serious, public conversation about the threat of climate change, and the economic opportunites afforded by the global transformation to a low-carbon economy.Tom holds a BSc in electrical engineering (U of Waterloo), an MSc in philosophy of science (University of London and LSE)  and an MA and PhD in philosophy (U of Toronto) and is an Action Canada Fellow, and member of the Ontario Climate Action Group.