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Environmental Leadership


Building The Better Bank Material Issues How We Operate Responsible Banking Extraordinary Workplace Environmental Leadership


Natural Capital Adapting to a Changing Climate Eco-Efficiency


Responsible Finance and Investing Green Product Options


Strengthening Communities Reporting


Responsible Finance and Investing


G4-15 FS-1 FS-3 FS-10 RESPONSIBLE INVESTING


TD Asset Management (TDAM) manages more than $250 billion in assets on behalf of retail and institutional investors. TDAM was the first asset manager of a major Canadian financial institution to be a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investing (UN PRI). TDAM believes that environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis provides an additional lens to more robust risk analysis.


Our management approach focuses on direct engagement with companies and participation in industry best-practice initiatives. We maintain a proprietary ESG investment scoring matrix, the results of which are incorporated into our investment research reports.


In 2014, TDAM participated in the first round of reporting under the UN PRI’s new assessment framework, which provides a consistent roadmap for implementation of responsible investing. Based on this assessment, TDAM will focus on improvement in the following two areas:


1. Establishing a process to identify and prioritize company engagements, both directly and via collaborative engagements


2. Systematically reviewing ESG issues while researching companies and sectors


2014 PERFORMANCE


In 2014 TDAM supported proposals on a wide range of subjects including: n


Nomination of directors with environmental expertise


n Environmental risk-reduction effort n Spill mitigation efforts n Deforestation


n Mitigating hydraulic fracturing n


GO DEEPER 2013 TRANSPARENCY REPORT


SUSTAINABLE INVESTING APPROACH DISCLOSURE ON PROXY PRACTICES


UPDATE FROM THE RISK COMMITTEE – PROXY CIRCULAR P.20


TD 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report Page 44


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Lowering greenhouse gas emissions n Reducing effects of climate change n Energy efficiency n Recycling


n Sustainability reporting


Company engagements TDAM engaged with companies across a broad range of industries in order to discuss management and best practices related to environmentally sensitive issues such as:


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Fuel efficiency, health and safety procedures for railroads


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The use, disposal and treatment of water in oil and gas extraction and mining


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The management of greenhouse-gas emissions in oil and gas extraction and railroads


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The leaking of potentially hazardous materials at the site during oil and gas extraction


n Pipeline safety and integrity issues n


Encouraging companies to participate in the Carbon Disclosure Project survey





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