Sustainable Investing (ESG)

At TDAM, sustainability is a long-term investment.

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"Our firm's core investment thesis involves an integrated engagement approach to ESG factors. As investors in an array of investment classes, we play a significant role in positively influencing ESG improvement; we will not abdicate this responsibility."
CIO, TD Asset Management

High PRI Assessment Scores

We strive for the highest possible scores across assessment modules.

Direct ESG Engagements

We directly engage in ESG activities with companies across a range of industries.

Proxy Voting Activities

Since 2008, we have supported 750+ shareholder proposals related to several environmental and social issues.

Achievements and Initiatives

  • Supporting Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) since 2008. TDAM was among the first Canadian bank-owned asset managers to sign the United Nations-backed PRI.
    View the 2020 RI Transparency Report for TDAM and TD Greystone*
  • A Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) signatory, for CDP Climate Change, Forests, and Water. CDP envisions a thriving economy that benefits our people and planet in the long-term.
  • A Canadian Coalition of Good Governance (CCGG) participant that promotes good governance in Canadian public companies, improves the regulatory environment and align board interests with shareholder interests.
  • A Climate Action 100+ signatory for an investor initiative that holds the world's largest greenhouse gas emitters accountable for their impacts on climate change.
  • An Investor Stewardship Group (ISG) signatory for an investor-led organization that established a framework of basic investment stewardship and corporate governance standards.
  • An active member of the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), the leading ESG benchmark for real assets.
  • Strong collaboration with regulators, stock exchanges, global partners, and ESG data providers to strengthen the sustainable finance agenda. TDAM was one of twenty institutional investors to join a pilot project conducted by the United Nations Environment Programme - Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) to assess how climate change could impact investor portfolios worldwide. Learn more
  • Institutional Investor signatory to RIA Canada's Canadian Investor Statement on Diversity & Inclusion. As statement that acknowledges the existence of systemic racism and its impacts on Black and Indigenous communities and People of Colour in Canada and globally.
  • TDAM is a member of International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) to help promote corporate governance standards and best practices in global markets.
  • TDAM is a supporter of the Taskforce on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). As supporters of the TCFD recommendations and end-users of TCFD reporting TDAM will be better equipped to evaluate and manage climate related risks and opportunities in our portfolios and potentially add more value for investors. Click here to learn more.
  • TD Asset Management Inc. (TDAM) is a signatory to the 2021 Global Investor Statement to Governments on the Climate Crisis. As a signatory of the Statement to world governments, TDAM is urging them to undertake five priority actions to accelerate climate investment before COP26. Click here to learn more.
  • TD Asset Management Inc. (TDAM) is a signatory to the Canadian Investor Statement on Climate Change. As a signatory, TDAM calls on companies to establish long-term and interim GHG emissions reduction targets that are based on climate science and are aligned with the ambition of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Click here to learn more.
  • TDAM is a Founding Participant in Climate Engagement Canada (CEC), which aims to drive dialogue between the financial community and Canadian corporations to promote a just transition to a NetZero economy. Click here to learn more.

* TD Greystone Asset Management (TD Greystone) legally amalgamated with TD Asset Management Inc. (TDAM) on November 1, 2019.

TDAM's Sustainable Investing Approach

At TDAM, sustainability is a long-term investment. This firm-wide approach helps our investment teams tackle ESG integration and adopt processes for their mandates. Our ESG Engagement Committee, comprised of diverse and seasoned professionals, oversees our ESG strategy and efforts.

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View TD Asset Management Inc. & TDAM USA Inc. - Proxy Voting Policy & Procedures

View TDAM's Q3 Proxy Voting Report - 2021

View TDAM's Q2 Proxy Voting Report - 2021

2020 TDAM Proxy Voting Records

2019 TDAM Proxy Voting Records

2018 TDAM Proxy Voting Records

Fundamental equities

Systematic reviews of issuer ESG risks; Thematic ESG research; Active ownership

Quantitative equities

Quantitative ESG signals; ESG data dialogue; Proxy voting

Fixed income

ESG credit review & exposure scores; Issuer engagement; ESG Credit Committee

Alternative assets

Environmental impact; Health & welfare; Integrity & accountability

Read more on our sustainability process for Canadian real estate, global real estate, infrastructure, and mortgage investment strategies.

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