Tom Rand

Tom Rand

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, ArcTern Ventures

Tom Rand’s focus is on carbon mitigation as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, author and speaker. He is Managing Partner of ArcTern Ventures and sits on the board of a number of clean energy companies and organizations. He also developed Planet Traveler, a low-carbon hotel project in downtown Toronto.

Tom’s first book Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit (2010) was winner of the 2011 Whitepine Non-Fiction award; his second – Waking the Frog – became a bestseller in Spring 2014; his third – Climate Capitalism: Economic Solutions for a Planet in Peril is due out early 2020. Tom holds 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), is an Action Canada Fellow, and has been a member of a number of federal and provincial advisory boards. Tom is a regular contributor on Canada’s leading op-ed pages and television.



Sessions with this Speaker

Is Growth a Dirty Word? Defining Global Growth in the Roaring 20s

  • Climate Crisis
  • Sustainability as Strategy
  • Mobilizing Capital
It's 2020 - can we finally confront the challenges inherent in capitalism? Speaking to the essence of sustainability in our modern age, don’t miss GLOBE’s pivotal debate on what growth means today.

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Mike Rowlands President and Chief Executive Officer, Junxion Strategy
Tom Rand Co-Founder and Managing Partner, ArcTern Ventures
Stephanie Ryan Community Development, B Lab
Marc Lee Senior Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Judith Sayers “Kekinusuqs”, President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council