TD Asset Management (TDAM) has adopted a Sustainable Investment Policy across its operations. We believe that environmental and social governance (ESG) issues can affect the performance of companies, in turn affecting investment portfolios. Beyond our own sustainability funds, TD applies ESG criteria to all of our funds.
TD awarded gold in the category Green Company Award for Environmental Leadership at Canadian Investment Awards
We provide three sustainability funds to retail and institutional investors:
- TD Asset Management’s Global Sustainability Fund (for retail investors) and Emerald Global Sustainability Pooled Fund Trust (for institutional investors) aim to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in companies around the globe that are viewed as best-in-class with respect to environmental, social and/or economic factors and/or that are emerging specialists in clean energy technology and resource efficiency.
- In 2009, TD Asset Management USA Inc. launched the TDAM Global Sustainability Fund for both retail and institutional investors. The fund offers this type of investment solution to U.S. clients.
In total, TDAM managed over $25 million across the three global sustainability funds as of October 31, 2009.
The TD Private North American Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) model comprises large-cap, best-in-class holdings that meet the socially responsible investing (SRI) criteria of the investment management team, with a smaller component invested in environmental leaders in water, resource efficiency and alternative energy.
As part of its commitment to sustainable investing, TD Asset Management is a signatory to both the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment and the Carbon Disclosure Project and is a member of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance.
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