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
Canada’s wildlife are in trouble, WWF-Canada’s new study finds
Canada’s wildlife are in trouble, and those that are declining are suffering deep losses, our new Living Planet Report Canada shows. Half of monitored vertebrate wildlife species in the study suffered population declines on average, according to the report. Of those, the average decline is 83 per cent since 1970. In order to stop this […]
Wildlife milestone achieved after 30-year effort
It’s a place of indescribable natural beauty. It’s the Arctic home of three-quarters of the planet’s narwhal and a place where millions of seabirds arrive in summer to raise their young. It is part of the Last Ice Area, the one Arctic region expected to retain its summer sea ice until 2050. And it’s finally protected. I […]
Help wildlife thrive, one garden at a time. Here’s how
The Carolinian Zone is home to more at-risk species than anywhere else in Canada. Your green space is part of the solution.