Green Bond Will Help Build Low Carbon Green Projects Across North America
September 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - TD Bank Group (TD) (TSX: TD) announced today that it closed on the issuance of a US$1 billion green bond, its first in US dollars and one of the largest green bonds ever issued by a bank. Initially targeting an issue size of US$500 million, the transaction was upsized to US$1 billion and almost 70% of the issue went to green investors.
Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) have once again listed the world's most sustainable companies
TORONTO, September 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - For the fourth consecutive year, TD Bank Group was listed in the DJSI World Index. From a global pool of 212 banks, TD was the only Canadian bank to be included in the short list of 28 banks.
This year, in recognition of Canada's 150th anniversary , TD Bank Group launched the #TDCommonGround Project, an initiative to revitalize over 150 community green spaces across the country to bring people together.
TD Bank Group, through its urban greening grassroots program, TD Tree Days, is proud to be reaching its goal of planting its 300,000th tree this year. Since the program launched in 2010, TD Tree Days has worked with community organizations across Canada, the United States and Europe to bring together TD employees, their families and friends, and community members to help make a difference in their communities.
TD Bank Group is proud to join a pioneer project led by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) to help strengthen transparency of climate-related risks in financial markets. Based on the final recommendations by the Mark Carney-Michael Bloomberg Task-Force published last month, TD along with 10 of the world's leading banks, will work towards applying key elements of the ground-breaking framework to expand the assessment of climate-related risks in its businesses.
In 2016, TD Bank Group collaborated with Bullfrog Power on a first-of-its kind renewable energy initiative to address 100% of its energy footprint for TD branches in Vancouver, as well as a portion of its business-related travel in the city.
June 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - On the occasion of World Environment Day, June 5, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), with support from TD Bank Group through the TD Forests Program, announced the protection of 6,000 hectares (15,000 acres, representing a 3-kilometre wide and 20-kilometre long corridor) on the Kenauk property in Quebec. It consists of large wetland and forest areas, providing habitat for many plants and animals, including the Eastern grey wolf, a species of special concern under Canada's Species at Risk Act and American black bear.
TORONTO, May 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The world’s first Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre (EVDC) opened in Toronto today. With support from TD Bank Group, Plug’n Drive built an experiential learning facility dedicated to electric vehicle education and awareness. The centre supports the Ontario government’s Climate Change Action Plan, which has the goal of increasing EV sales by 5% of all new vehicles sold by 2020.
Toronto, ON , March 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ -TD Bank Group (TD) and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) have released a new report that assigns an economic value to the real ecological goods and services that forests provide to Canadians.
The report’s findings are based on case studies of NCC conservation lands located in Canada’s eight different forest regions.
The report, which can be viewed here natureconservancy.ca/naturalcapitalreport2017 uses new economic tools to assign an annual dollar value, per hectare, to the natural benefits of forests.