Khanchit Khirisutchalual

TD Securities Inc. has formed a new business unit to offer carbon offset portfolio structuring and other ESG advisory services.

The carbon advisory business — part of TD’s ESG solutions group — will also offer carbon offset advice for project acquisition and investment, a release said on Wednesday.

The new unit will also raise capital for project developers, offer access to carbon markets and strategic insights and provide risk assessment and valuation related to carbon assets and liabilities for mergers and acquisitions.

“The formation of our carbon advisory practice and the buildout of our ESG strategy work highlights our dedication to bringing innovative, market-leading resources to our clients,” said Amy West, global head of ESG solutions with TD Securities, in the release.

The new unit will be led by Andrew Hall, who joined TD in July as managing director, carbon markets advisory, ESG solutions.