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TD Greystone Infrastructure Strategy Joins GRESB for 2019 Participation in the GRESB-Infrastructure Benchmark

REGINA, [April 22], 2019 – We are proud to announce that the TD Greystone Infrastructure Strategy[1] has joined GRESB as the first Canadian Infrastructure Fund Manager Member.

GRESB provides Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) benchmarks for real assets. In 2018 GRESB assessed 903 real estate funds and property companies, 75 infrastructure funds, 280 infrastructure assets and 25 debt portfolios. More than 80 institutional investors use GRESB data and analytical tools to engage with investment managers to enhance and protect shareholder value. GRESB Investor Members represent over USD $18 trillion in institutional capital.

Joining GRESB to participate in the GRESB-Infrastructure Benchmark is the next step in the progression towards our goal of implementing best-in-class ESG practices. Our ESG policy and its implementation is fundamental to our investment process. We believe it leads to enhanced risk adjusted returns and better outcomes for our clients while ensuring compliance with TD Greystone Asset Management’s (“TD Greystone”) goals of being an ESG conscious investment management firm.

Ted Welter, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Alternative Investments at TD Greystone said, “The TD Greystone Infrastructure team continues to build on our firm’s commitment to ESG, and in particular our Alternative Investments strategies. As a UNPRI signatory, TD Greystone is committed to upholding principles of responsible investing and has implemented sustainability policies across asset classes. Our Real Estate strategy has been a GRESB member since 2016 and we are excited about this next step for the TD Greystone Infrastructure Strategy.”

“ESG is particularly important when investing in infrastructure assets as they are intimately tied to their local economies and communities,” said Jeff Mouland, Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure Investments. “We continue to be committed to high ESG standards throughout our portfolio to ensure positive impacts for our clients, stakeholders, employees, and partners.”

We are delighted to welcome the TD Greystone Infrastructure Strategy as our first Canadian Infrastructure Fund Manager Member,” says Neil Pegram, Director of Americas at GRESB.  “We commend TD Greystone for their commitment to incorporate sustainability into their operations and communicate their performance to investors.” 

A link to our Infrastructure ESG Policy and other sustainability initiatives can be found here: https://greystone.td.com/en/esg/.

About the TD Greystone Infrastructure Strategy

The TD Greystone Infrastructure Strategy is open-ended with a global mandate that targets diversified mid-market infrastructure assets with attractive risk-adjusted returns, capable of providing predictable and stable cash flows over the long term. The TD Greystone Infrastructure Strategy includes the Greystone Infrastructure Fund (Global Master LP), the Greystone Infrastructure Fund (Canada) LP and the Greystone Infrastructure Fund (Canada) LP II and forms part of the Alternative Investments platform managed by TD Greystone.

About TD Greystone Asset Management

TD Greystone Asset Management ("TD Greystone") represents Greystone Managed Investments Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Greystone Capital Management Inc. TD Greystone is an institutional money manager based in Regina with additional offices in Toronto, Winnipeg and Hong Kong. Since 1988, TD Greystone has been offering a full range of multi-asset class solutions with in-house teams covering fixed income, Canadian equities, U.S. equities, international equities, real estate, mortgages and infrastructure. In November 2018, The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) completed the acquisition of Greystone Capital Management Inc. ("GCMI"), parent company of Greystone Managed Investments Inc. This transaction provides the asset management businesses of TD one of the broadest offerings of investment solutions in Canada, and will provide clients access to alternative investments and the ability to further integrate private and public asset classes into their portfolios. To learn more about TD Greystone, please visit https://greystone.td.com

About GRESB

GRESB is the environmental, social and governance (ESG) benchmark for real assets. Working in collaboration with the industry, GRESB defines the global standard for sustainability performance in real assets, providing standardized and validated ESG data to the capital markets. More than 80 institutional investors, collectively representing over USD $18 trillion in institutional capital, use GRESB data and analytical tools. In 2018 a record 903 property companies and funds participated in the GRESB Real Estate Assessment, the Infrastructure Assessment covered 75 funds and 280 assets, and 25 portfolios completed the Debt Assessment. Learn more at gresb.com

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[1] The Greystone Infrastructure Strategy includes the Greystone Infrastructure Fund (Global Master) LP, the Greystone Infrastructure Fund (Canada) LP, and the Greystone Infrastructure Fund (Canada) LP II.

 

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