A message from our CEO
At IGM Financial we hold a strong commitment to corporate responsibility. We believe that considering environmental, social, and governance factors is integral to long-term profitability and value creation, and we focus our corporate responsibility strategy on the topics that matter most to our business and stakeholders.
Our actions matter, and we are pleased to report on our progress.
We continue to enhance our environmental, social, and governance disclosures. We’ve increased our website presence, moving our reporting here to help you find information more easily about our approach and the activities of our operating companies.
We are doing our part on climate change. In 2015, Investors Group and Mackenzie Investments expanded their use of renewable energy by choosing renewable natural gas for offices in Winnipeg and Toronto. And we continue to participate annually in the CDP survey, scoring in the top five among Canadian financial services companies in 2014 and 2015.
We focus on the diversity of our people to make us a better company. In 2015 our Board adopted a diversity policy, and we began to increase diversity training opportunities. Both Mackenzie Investments and Investment Planning Counsel continued to support organizations that help immigrants to gain employment. And in 2016 Investors Group invited the Treaty Relations Commissioner of Manitoba to address the management team. In response to his inspiring message, we continue to explore how business and the aboriginal community can work together.
We are committed to offering responsible products and services to our clients. Investors Group and Mackenzie Investments are signatories to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), a collaborative effort of global investors to develop a more sustainable global financial system. Public reporting on our implementation of the principles will be available in 2016.
Our efforts are being recognized. In 2015, IGM Financial was added to the Jantzi Social Index (JSI), a stock index of Canada’s most sustainable companies. In 2016, we were named to the 2016 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada by Corporate Knights and also to the FTSE4Good Global Index for demonstrating strong environmental, social, and governance practices.
We’re proud of our achievements, our commitments and our people. We thank our leadership teams for their participation in helping us move ahead as a responsible business.
Jeffrey R. Carney
President and Chief Executive Officer
July 21, 2016