June, 2013 - RBC has been recognized for effectively responding to sustainability risks and opportunities in the annual EIRIS Global Sustainability Ratings of the world’s 50 largest and most high profile global companies. RBC, tied for second place among the banks with a B level rating, indicating that RBC has effectively managed its sustainability risks.
Only 24 per cent of the 50 companies assessed achieved a B rating, with the majority (38 per cent) achieving a C rating.
The EIRIS Global Sustainability Ratings research offers investors the opportunity to compare companies within their sector, country or region, on a combination of factors. EIRIS is a global leader in the provision of environmental, social, governance research for responsible investors, with 30 years' experience of promoting responsible investment. EIRIS provides data for the annual FTSE4Good Index.