Each year, the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit brings together industry leaders to talk about sustainable business and finance. This year, TD's Chief Environment Officer, Karen Clarke-Whistler, participated as a panelist and her perspective was included in theTD-Bloomberg Sustainability Dialogues– a report that captures the insights and l
Today, a main topic of discussion for many businesses is what it will take for society to transition to a low-carbon economy – and what role business can play. To shine a spotlight on this question, Bloomberg BNA released a report that captures the insights and different perspectives that were shared at the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit in Toronto this past September.
TD recently announced a set of initiatives to advance the low-carbon economy of the future. As we look to target CDN$100 billion by 2030, through low-carbon lending, financing, asset management and other programs, TD is demonstrating the crucial role that financial institutions can and should play in supporting economic prosperity and transformational technology.
For more on how TD is supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy, see the above video animation or visit the TD Newsroom.
Karen Clarke-Whistler, Chief Environment Officer for TD Bank Group, looks back at some of the key milestones of 2017
2017 was a transformative year for the environment, with numerous national and regional policies introduced or implemented, such as Canada's federal cap-and-trade policy; a shift in the direction of U.S. climate-action policy with the federal government sharing its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement; extreme weather events such as Hurricane Harvey and Irma, and wildfires in the west.
Since 1990, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) has been helping to enrich communities across Canada by supporting environmental grassroots projects. From building outdoor classrooms to restoring natural habitats and inspiring a new generation of environmental stewards, every dollar donated has made a positive difference in communities.
Spetember 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ - According to the new TD GreenSights Report, the majority of Canadians ( 95 per cent) believe that access to community green space will be important to their quality of life in the future. However, there is room for improvement: three-quarters (77 per cent) say the green space closest to their home could be better.
This week marks National Forest Week (September 24-30), a time to reflect on the value of our forests and learn more about the impact this natural resource has on our environmental, social and economic well-being.
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.