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RBC named one of world's top 100 sustainable companies

TORONTO, January 18, 2017 -  RBC has been named one of the world's top 100 sustainable companies, according to the 13th annual Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations ranking unveiled today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Ranked at 37th overall, RBC was #1 ranked financial institution from North America and the #1 ranked Canadian company on the list.  RBC’s return to the ranking is due to its reinvigorated citizenship strategy, strong governance and focused performance management.

To determine the ranking, Corporate Knights analyzed 4,973 companies against global industry peers on a suite of 14 quantitative key performance indicators. A full explanation of the 2017 methodology can be found here.

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