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.
Mr. Miller continues to be associated with a variety of public and private boards, and is the Future of Cities Global Fellow at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly). 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
Water in Cities: The Canadian Water Summit
Chairing the Canadian Water Summit in June was a great chance to explore pressing urban water issues.
Exploring the risks of oil spills in the Beaufort Sea
Loblaw Water Fund: Together at the Humber River
On Canadian Rivers Day, I joined my neighbours to learn more about Toronto’s largest watershed, the Humber, thanks to the Loblaw Water Fund.