For the second consecutive year, Scotiabank has been recognized for its commitment to being a corporate sustainability leader, with a placing on the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America (DJSI), retaining its position in the top 20 per cent of financial institutions globally.
“We congratulate Scotiabank for being included in the DJSI North American Index. The SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment has again raised the bar in identifying those companies best-positioned to address future sustainability challenges and opportunities. This year – which marks the 20th anniversary of the DJSI – record corporate interest in the SAM CSA reflects the enduring relevance of the DJSI for measuring and advancing ESG practices."
- Manjit Jus, Head of ESG Ratings, RobecoSAM
Some highlights of Scotiabank’s inclusion on the Index include:
- Scotiabank’s Corporate Governance continues to rank in the top one per cent globally of all financial institutions.
- Scotiabank’s 2019 results are underpinned by strong performance in business conduct, philanthropy, and financial inclusion.
The prestigious Index measures the performance of corporate sustainability leaders through a comprehensive assessment of economic, environmental and social criteria. With the benchmark for inclusion increasing each year, only the top industry leaders are applauded. Scotiabank remains committed to continuously improving its sustainability practices, for every future.
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