TD Asset Management has launched a global sustainability fund for institutional investors.

The TDAM Global Sustainability Fund invests in companies that are building sustainable businesses and those that are trying to solve environmental problems, says Robin Lacey, TD Asset Management's managing director.

"Many plan sponsors are looking for options to invest in companies that are making a positive contribution to the world's future sustainability," said John P. Reynolds, Director of Business Development, TD Asset Management. "We are pleased to launch a fund that offers exposure to sustainable investing."

The fund seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity securities of companies from around the globe viewed as contributing to the world's future sustainability. These companies are selected from the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, which consists of approximately the top 10% of companies in terms of sustainability, out of the largest 2,500 companies worldwide by free-flow market capitalization.
The fund also invests in companies involved in clean water, resource efficiency and alternative energy.

TD Asset Management operates in the United States as TDAM USA Inc. and in Canada as TD Asset Management Inc. As of March 31, TD Asset Management had more than $134 billion in assets under management on behalf of pension, insurance, endowment/foundation and corporate clients, as well as for high-net worth individuals and retail mutual funds.  As part of its commitment to sustainable investing, TD Asset Management is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment, a signatory to the Carbon Disclosure Project, and a member of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance.