President & CEO
David Miller was Mayor of Toronto from 2003 to 2010 and Chair of the influential C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group from 2008 – 2010. Under his leadership, Toronto became widely admired internationally for its environmental leadership, economic strength and social integration. He is a leading advocate for the creation of sustainable urban economies, and a strong and forceful champion for the next generation of jobs through sustainability.
In his former capacity as Counsel, International Business & Sustainability at Aird & Berlis LLP, he advised companies and international organizations on issues surrounding the creation of sustainable urban economies.
David Miller is a Harvard trained economist and professionally a lawyer. He and his wife, lawyer Jill Arthur, are the parents of two children.
Publications and articlesMiller, D.R. (2013). Climate Change is Hitting Big Cities. They Need to Take Action. The Globe and Mail, [online] 15 July.
Miller, D.R. ( 2012). How the Big Apple Became the Greenest City. The Huffington Post Canada, [blog] 17 April.
Miller, D.R. and Douglas Arrowsmith (2010). Witness to a City. Cormorant Books Inc., Toronto, Ontario.
LL.B., University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
AB, Economics (Honours, Magna cum laude), Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts
STARTED AT WWF: 2013
FAVOURITE SPECIES: A golden-cockapoo named Jimmy, who can’t get enough of Toronto’s parks and ravines
LITTLE KNOWN FACT: David played rugby for 22 seasons, captaining his university team to the U.S. national championships
Most recent blog posts by David Miller
Job only half done to protect Great Bear Region
The Great Bear Sea is one of the richest cold-water marine environments in the world, but is virtually unprotected
The right to be cold
This December, in Paris, the world needs to reach consensus about the urgency of acting to mitigate the changing climate, and agree on a path forward. In Canada’s Arctic, we are seeing the results of climatic change already.
WWF brings origami wilderness to Toronto’s financial district
As part of our "We Are All Wildlife” campaign, we unveiled something truly unique: an origami wilderness right in the heart of Toronto’s financial district.