April 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ - TD Bank Group published its 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report, available online at www.td.com/responsibility. The report details the company's social, economic and environmental performance for the 2013 fiscal year.
BNY Mellon plays a critical role in the global marketplace. Our daily decisions have far-reaching implications for stability and trust in the world’s financial markets. Our values—client focus, integrity, teamwork and excellence—guide us and enable us to power global investments and growth, adding value to society far beyond the transactions we process or the assets we manage. Our customized services and support enable our clients to reach their investment goals.
TORONTO, March 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ - TD Bank Group ("TD" or the "Bank") is proud to be the first commercial bank in Canada to offer a bond dedicated to funding green initiatives. Today - and led solely by TD Securities - the Bank launched the $500 million TD Green Bond maturing on April 3, 2017. Through the TD Green Bond, the Bank will now be able to offer investors an investment vehicle that supports environmental mandates while providing a market rate of return.
By: Gary Lawrence, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at AECOM
A number of initiatives, including the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Recovery and the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, have been developing models to assess climate risk at various scales. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has been trying to put numbers on the cost of adaptation. The journal Nature Climate Change recently published a paper entitled “Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities” full of some very sobering numbers.
The Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, Kellogg School of Management and INSEAD announced the 10 finalist teams for the 2014 Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge, the preeminent global competition for students at business schools and other graduate programs to create market-based solutions to economic, social and environmental challenges.
There has been much attention paid to President Obama’s comments about global warming in his Inaugural Speech. In it he focused on the key point that the countries that lead the clean energy transition will lead the global economy. Whether we like it or not, he implied, clean energy is the future. Instead of resisting it we should throw our enterprising spirit into it — or risk losing both economic and political power.
There's no magical formula for solving companies' growing lode of sustainability reporting requirements, but a startup just coming out of stealth mode is making a run at the problem.
The solution? A self-described "TurboTax for sustainability."
That's the mission of Measurabl (yes, that's the correct spelling), a spin-out of one of the world's largest real estate services companies. If it succeeds, it could ease a major pain point for corporate sustainability execs.