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Why Diversity & Inclusion Matter

Why does Diversity Matter?Diversity & Inclusion is an engine for innovation and economic prosperity. By actively using our diversity, we better develop ideas and people. RBCers believe in the power of inclusion and a commitment to making a difference in the communities we serve.

We believe in full inclusion for all, but are also conscious that focusing our efforts and resources will have the most impact. We have priorities aligned with our business strategies and the opportunity to contribute to the areas of greatest need. Building on our history and achievements, we focus on the following priorities:

  • Talent: Accelerate full inclusion to attract, retain and enable the best talent and to increase leadership diversity.
  • Clients: Lead in providing personalized advice and solutions that reflect the diversity of clients.
  • Communities: Strengthen social and economic development through partnerships and corporate citizenship.


It's About All of Us… and Connecting to our Markets

  • Today's workforce and marketplace is a dynamic mix of different cultures, ages, races, lifestyles, genders and more.
  • Statistics emerging from recent U.S. and Canadian census and labour force reports prove that our consumer base and talent pools are shifting.
  • These visible demographic differences, as well as emerging market realities, continuously create new customer and employee needs.


It's Good Business…

Diversity is about:

  • Acknowledging and leveraging similarities and differences
  • Increased creativity and innovation
  • Recruitment and retention of top talent
  • Access to a changed marketplace
  • Leveraging our resources to outperform our competitors,
  • Enabling people to unlock their potential so they achieve their aspirations
  • How we lead teams


It's About Inclusion and Respect…

Increasing our capabilities with diversity will impact:

  • the way we work with people who have different experiences or backgrounds,
  • how receptive we are to different ideas, and

It’s the right thing to do


Diversity & Inclusion Blueprint 2020

Review our blueprint to find out more about our diversity priorities and objectives.

RBC Diversity Blueprint™

RBC’s diversity and inclusion initiatives are guided by the Diversity & Inclusion Blueprint 2020, which outlines enterprise priorities and objectives. Our progress to date is tracked in the (opens PDF in new window)2012 - 2015 Diversity Blueprint Report Card.