Nicole Vadori remembers being in grade school and watching the news about a fire at a tire warehouse with big plumes of black smoke that would inevitably cause environmental damage and thinking at that moment, “how can adults let this happen?”
Today Nicole is associate vice president and head of environment at TD Bank Group, where she spends her days finding ways to help reduce the bank’s carbon footprint, mitigating climate risk in its investment activities, and helping to drive business initiatives that can create positive environmental and social impacts.
The financial services industry is one in particular where a commitment to a triple bottom line is most critical. In leading up to 3BL Forum: Brands Taking Stands – The Long Viewlater this month, TriplePundit sat down with Andrea Barrack, Vice President of Global Corporate Citizenship at TD Bank, to talk about the stand that TD has taken to be the best corporate citizen possible.
LINCOLN, Neb., March 20, 2018/3BL Media/ – TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, and the Arbor Day Foundation today announced the 10 cities that will each receive grants of up to $20,000 from TD Green Streets for innovative urban greening and tree-planting projects in low- to moderate-income areas.
Green bonds are an example of innovation in financial services, allowing companies and investors to direct their capital to projects that are helping the transition to the low-carbon economy. Karen Clarke-Whistler, TD Bank Group's Chief Environment Officer and Amy West, Head of Socially Responsible Finance at TD Securities, talk about why green bonds are worth a second look for companies and investors alike.
TORONTO and NEW YORK, December 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - TD Bank Group (TD) today announced a set of initiatives to advance the low-carbon economy of the future.
These initiatives include a target of CDN$100 billion in low-carbon lending, financing, asset management and other programs by 2030. TD is taking clear steps to help accelerate the development of a low-carbon economy, while recognizing the importance of responsibly developing conventional energy, vital to North America's economic strength and security.
Since 2012, TD Bank Group (TD) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have collaborated to help grow the amount of protected forest habitats across the eastern seaboard of the United States. TD’s support has helped The Nature Conservancy protect over 19,000 acres of critical forest habitat.
The report, Putting a Value on the Ecosystem Services Provided by Forests in the Eastern United, shows the value of forest conservation, not only in creating a legacy of healthy forests for future generations to enjoy, but also the economic value that it provides.
October 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ - For the fourth consecutive year, TD Bank Group (TD) remains a top-scoring Canadian bank in CDP's analysis on leadership in carbon reporting and management in Canada. TD maintained its performance score of A- in the financials category, and is among the top 18 percent highest scoring companies globally, across all sectors.
TheFutureEconomy.ca: What has changed in the corporate world in terms of sustainability over the last decades and how can Canada strike a balance between being resource based and developing our economy sustainably?