Who am I?
After a number of years as a successful software entrepeneur I now focus my efforts on carbon mitigation. I’m active in Cleantech venture capital, technology incubation and commercialization, and public advocacy. I am currently Managing Partner of the privately-backed Arctern Ventures, and a Senior Advisor at the MaRS Discovery District. I sit on the board of a number of clean energy companies and organizations.
I hold 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).
It is my 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.
I am the author of:
Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit
Waking the Frog
September 1, 2014
Tom Rand discusses MaRS Cleantech and the big picture: economic growth, climate disruption, cleantech innovations and the energy incumbents. Features ArcTern portfolio companies Sparq Solar, Woodland Biofuels, Hydrostor and Morgan Solar. Future of energy: Tom Rand (Full) from MaRS Discovery … Continue reading
September 1, 2014
The investing community can react to climate risk in one of four ways … playing possum, going on defence, arbitraging the catastrophe, solving the problem. Only one enables long-term wealth … how to save the investment community from itself. Full … Continue reading
July 26, 2014
Evan’s a great interviewer – here he presses me on a few key issues. With the recent (unsurprising) approval by the feds of the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline, attention re-focussed on Canada’s energy sector. Pipeline politics are a lightning rod … Continue reading