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RBC named a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index for 16th year

August 30, 2017 – Once again, RBC has been named as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index, a series designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.  FTSE4Good indices are a standard used when creating or assessing responsible investment products.  

FTSE4Good indices are being used by institutional and private responsible investors in four main ways:

  • Financial products - as tools in the creation of index-tracking investments, financial instruments or fund products focused on responsible investment.
  • Research - to identify environmentally and socially responsible companies.
  • Reference - as a transparent and evolving global ESG standard against which companies can assess their progress and achievements.
  • Benchmarking - an index to track the performance of responsible investment portfolios.

Criteria for the indices are developed using an extensive market consultation process and are approved by an independent committee of experts. A broad range of stakeholders help shape the measures, including non-government organizations, governmental bodies, consultants, academics, the corporate sector and the investment community.

RBC continues to be recognized for programs and performance related to environmental sustainability and corporate citizenship. In addition to this honour, RBC has been named as one of Canada’s "Best 50 Corporate Citizens" and one of the world's top 100 sustainable companies in 2017. As well, RBC was once again recognized as one of the “Best workplaces in Canada” and one of “Canada’s Greenest Employers”. 

About RBC
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 35 other countries. For more information, please visit http://www.rbc.com/.‎
RBC helps communities prosper, supporting a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. For more information please see: http://www.rbc.com/community-sustainability/.

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For more information, please contact:
Elynn Wareham, Corporate Citizenship Communications, 416-313-5778

 

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