TD Bank Releases Progress Report; Secures $22 Billion in First Year

TD Bank announced on Friday it has released a progress report on advancing towards a transition to a low-carbon economy in North America. The banking group also reported it secured CAD$22 billion during its first year. In December 2017, TD set a target of a total of CAD$100 billion in low-carbon lending, financing, asset management and internal corporate programs by 2030. 

The progress report quantifies the economic and environmental benefits of the Bank’s support of low-carbon initiatives, which are focused on three drivers measured across a range of market sectors:

  • Low-carbon power generation
  • Energy efficiency and management
  • Green infrastructure / sustainable land use

As set out in this report, the Bank’s support of low-carbon initiatives totaled CAD $22 billion in fiscal 2017, the first year of the program. Based on our methodology, these initiatives:

  • Supported 51,000 jobs across multiple industry sectors
  • Contributed $8.8 billion to GDP
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 611,000 tonnes, offsetting the annual energy consumption of nearly 70,000 North American households

Speaking about the company’s progress, Norie Campbell, Group Head, Customer and Colleague Experience at TD Bank Group, stated:

“Financial institutions can play a central role in helping to achieve a balanced and measured transition towards a low-carbon economy. We are proud of our role in job creation, economic growth and environmental progress in North America.”

Andrea Barrack, VP Global Corporate Citizenship at TD Bank Group, went on to add:

“TD is committed to supporting initiatives that help create a more vibrant planet. Our low-carbon investments include the planting of 1 million new trees in North America by 2030, and the support of initiatives and events that are designed to help grow and enhance green spaces so people and communities can thrive.”

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