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RBC donates $2 million to Schulich Centre for Global Enterprise

November 21, 2013 - RBC has announced a donation of $2 million to help the Schulich School of Business at York University launch the Centre for Global Enterprise, a one-stop consulting, research and teaching hub that will help Canada's small- and medium-sized businesses compete internationally.

The Centre for Global Enterprise’s mission is to motivate, enable and assist SMEs to build on their domestic success by taking advantage of global opportunities. The Centre will also serve as a resource centre for all Canadian companies trying to expand internationally.

RBC’s funding will support:

  • the RBC Director in Global Competitiveness, which will deliver seven years of research and bridge the gap between academia, industry and policy makers;
  • the RBC-Schulich Enterprise Forum, which will foster learning networks; and,
  • the RBC-Schulich Global Leadership Program, which will grow the platform to other business schools and SMEs internationally.

“RBC is proud to be a Founding Member of Schulich’s Centre for Global Enterprise. We are confident that the three programs we’re funding within the Centre will provide knowledge, networks and a platform to help Canadian businesses thrive in a global marketplace,” said Shari Austin, vice president, corporate citizenship, RBC. “That’s something we care deeply about as Canada’s largest financial institution and banker to business-owners coast to coast.”  

RBC has donated more than $3.6 million dollars to the Schulich School of Business since 1996, helping to make it one of the world’s leading business schools.

RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2012, we contributed more than $95 million to causes worldwide, including donations and community investments of more than $64 million and $31 million in sponsorships.