April 9, 2019 09:30
TD Insurance has created an advisory Council on climate change. The committee will bring together experts fromEngineers Canada, five universities with expertise in climate change, extreme weather events and their impacts on people and the planet.
In all, seven individuals are members of the advisory Board. It is Wiktor Adamowicz, professor and vice-dean at theUniversity of Alberta, Eric Kennedy, an assistant professor at theUniversity of York, David Lapp, manager at Engineers Canada, Damon Matthews, a professor and holder of the research chair ofConcordia University, Heather McShane, program director and catalyseure-in-chief at theMcGill University, Walter Mérida, vice-dean research and industrial partnerships at theUniversity of British Columbia , and Peter Ricketts, president of theAcadia University.
A first meeting
The first meeting of the advisory Council with the leaders of TD Insurance held on march 28 in Toronto. The members launched the initiative of the advisory Board and “discuss key issues related to climate change, in addition to the possibilities of changes interesting for TD Insurance and the broader sector of insurance,” says the insurer.
“We all know for a fact the consequences that results from events related to weather and climate on the lives of people,” says Kenn Lalonde, executive vice-president executive officer, TD Insurance. We have the incredible opportunity — and responsibility — to take meaningful action in regards to how we will better protect and better ensure that Canadians, and to support more effectively the insurance sector in a context where there has been a rise in events of severe weather that hit more regularly in our country. “