Mark founded ESG Today following a 20 year career in investment management and research. Prior to founding ESG Today, Mark worked at Delaney Capital Management (DCM) in Toronto, Canada, most recently as the firm’s head of U.S. equities. While at DCM, Mark was part of the firm’s ESG team, responsible for evaluating and tracking the sustainability factors impacting portfolio companies, and assessing the suitability of companies for portfolio inclusion. Mark also spent several years in the sell-side research industry, covering the technology and services sectors. Mark holds an MBA from Columbia University in New York, a BBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, and is a CFA charterholder.

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  1. Mark Cliffe
    July 14, 2021 @ 8:49 pm

    An obvious problem is that our cars have been getting progressively bigger. We need to make ‘small cool’ and encourage sharing/renting with steeply progressive taxes (both on purchase and use) on larger vehicles. I have argued elsewhere that if we are to save the planet “we cannot and should not aspire to every household in the world owning a 2½ ton SUV”.

    Cars are an emblematic and critical illustration of our need not just to decarbonize but dematerialize economic activity. Electrification and energy efficiency is not enough. We have to do more to curb demand growth to help curb our net usage of resources.

    This does not mean that we are going to have to ban cars and just use public transport, ride bikes and scooters or simply walk. Electric vehicles will undoubtedly help. But they would help a lot more if we weaned ourselves away from the American-led passion for big cars. I address this here: https://markcliffe.wordpress.com/2021/04/26/making-small-cool-the-case-of-cars/

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