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?
TD Bank Group and Bloomberg BNA recently launched a two-year program, the TD-Bloomberg Sustainable Dialogues, that will host a series of dialogues to bring together industry leaders to talk about what it will take to meet 2030 targets and transition to a low-carbon economy. The series kicked off at the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit in Toronto on September 27, 2017, with over 20 speakers at the event from industry, government and not-for-profit. The summit was a uniquely Canadian conversation exploring key topics, such as:
On September 19, 2017, TD Bank Group and Just Energy announced the purchase of 140,000 tonnes of voluntary carbon credits from Solifor Perthuis. As the largest transaction in Quebec involving forest carbon capture, the offsets were acquired from established plantation forests just west of Quebec City, in the Portneuf region.
In 2014, TD Bank Group issued a $500 million green bond, the first in Canada by a commercial bank. The three-year bond was oversubscribed, attracting several socially responsible investment (SRI) funds and new investors to the bank.