July 27, 2017 – TD Bank Group (TD) and the Responsible Investment Association (RIA) have announced that TD has become an Associate Member of the RIA.
“We are thrilled to welcome TD as an Associate Member of the Responsible Investment Association,” said Deb Abbey, CEO of the RIA. “TD has shown leadership in Canada’s green bond market, and we look forward to working with them in our ongoing effort to advance responsible investment in Canada.”
The RIA is a national, membership-based organization that is committed to advancing responsible investment, which refers to the incorporation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the selection and management of investments. RIA membership has grown rapidly in recent years as investors increasingly seek investments that align with their values and manage exposure to ESG risks and opportunities.
“TD is delighted to join the Responsible Investment Association, Canada’s leader in responsible investing,” said Valerie Picher, Associate Vice-President, Community Relations, TD. “We are strong supporters of responsible investment and social finance, and we look forward to working with the RIA to help support this rapidly growing market.”
About TD Bank Group
The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group (“TD” or the “Bank”). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves more than 25 million customers in three key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe: Canadian Retail, including TD Canada Trust, TD Auto Finance Canada, TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in TD Ameritrade; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world’s leading online financial services firms, with approximately 11.5 million active online and mobile customers. TD had CDN$1.3 trillion in assets on April 30, 2017. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol “TD” on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.
About the Responsible Investment Association
The Responsible Investment Association (RIA) is Canada’s membership association for responsible investment (RI). RI refers to the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into the selection and management of investments. We are a national, membership-based organization composed of financial institutions, mutual fund companies, asset management firms, financial advisors, ESG research firms, and various organizations and individuals who practice and support responsible investing. The RIA and its members strongly believe that RI is a valuable investment tool to enhance returns, reduce risk, and catalyze positive societal change.