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TD Securities Expands Environmental Commitment, Assists in Bringing EIB's First Climate Awareness Bond to Canada

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TD Securities is joint-lead underwriter of a C$500-million five-year Climate Awareness Bond (CAB) issued by the European Investment Bank (EIB). Launched on October 26, this marks the first green bond issuance from an international organization in the Canadian market, and the second Canadian dollar green bond on which TD has acted as a joint lead. 

Canada’s New Government Offers a Re-set for Sustainable Development - The Minute

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Canada’s economy, more than most in the developed world, depends on its abundant natural resources. Water for hydropower, timber for paper and wood products, minerals for the mining and manufacturing industries, oil and gas for the energy sector, and fertile ground for its agriculture are the country’s principal economic building blocks.

Bloomberg Philanthropies: Cities and Climate Change in Canada

Canadian cities provide an excellent laboratory for demonstrations and pilot projects that can be developed and deployed nationwide.
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Bloomberg Philanthropies: Low Carbon Futures in Canada – the Role of Urban Climate Change Mitigation

Briefing on urban energy use and greenhouse gas emissions
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Low carbon futures in Canada – the role of urban climate change mitigation Briefing on urban energy use and greenhouse gas emissions

Prepared by Ralph Torrie, Torrie Smith Associates September 2015 Prepared with the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies

Report is attached - Originally posted on Bloomberg.org.

Using Green Infrastructure to 'Climate Proof' Our Cities

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One of the consequences of our changing climate is an increase in the severity and frequency of storms and other weather-related events in many parts of North America. A 2014 TD Economics report called Natural Catastrophes: A Canadian Economic Perspective  estimates that by 2020 the cost of severe weather incidents to Canadians is expected to be about $5 billion, increasing to between $21 billion and $43 billion by 2050.

CSR in Canada Goes Beyond PR to the Bottom Line

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In Canada, corporate social responsibility is evolving from public relations to a factor that affects the bottom line. So reports the Financial Post.

Rewarding Good Behavior for Anti-Corruption Compliance & It Comes with a Price

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What happens to companies that have been found guilty of bribery and corruption issues but want to continue to conduct business in certain markets? Canada has had very strict rules when it comes to bribery and corruption and forces companies to be debarred for no less then 10 years. What this means is that companies need to have a more sense of urgency when trying to deter issues such as these.

Companies that are proactive do see a lesser amount of issues; governments see this as forward thinking for companies trying to make a difference.

TD Forests Helps Protect 158 Acres Along the Salmonier River in Canada

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On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) acquired a key habitat that supports wild Atlantic salmon and unique forest lichen. With help from TD Bank Group, through the TD Forests program, the 158-acre (64-hectare) property was secured along the Salmonier River on the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland and Labrador. 

Visit the Nature Conservancy of Canada to read the full press release: http://bit.ly/1HbHj4K  

 

The National Office for the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Canada Adopts GHS for 2015

The Canadian Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) of
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The Canadian Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) of Canada has decided to improve on their 27 year old requirement by incorporating elements found in the Globally Harmonized System of Classification. The new WHMIS 2015 will be an improvement of the original WHMIS that has been unchanged since 1988. Waiting until the last minute to comply with this new regulation will increase your likelihood of fines and penalties.

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