David’s experience, international activities and strong public profile is generating significant opportunity for the firm to enhance its international presence. As Mayor of Toronto, David led trade missions to and gave major speeches in numerous European, American and Latin American cities, Hong Kong, and mainland China.
While in office, David was the Chair of the C40 Climate Leadership Group, comprised of the Mayors of the world’s leading cities working in partnership with the Clinton Climate Initiative. David has been succeeded as Chair of the C40 by Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York. At the request of Mayor Bloomberg, David will continue to be formally involved with the work of the C40.
Since leaving office, David has been appointed as an advisor to the World Bank and the OECD, and is affiliated with the Club de Madrid (the International organization of former Presidents and Prime Ministers). He has also been appointed to the Boards of the Suzuki Foundation and Cape Farewell Canada, as well as SAIL Capital Partners' Advisory Board. David is working as an advisor to international businesses interested in sustainability.