IGM Financial Inc.

IGM Financial Inc.

December 10, 2014 14:00 ET

IGM Financial Inc. Named to CDP's 2014 Canada Climate Disclosure Leadership Index

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Dec. 10, 2014) - IGM Financial Inc. (IGM) (TSX:IGM) has been recognized as one of a select group of Canada's leading companies demonstrating its commitment to transparency and accountability on climate issues by the CDP. This was the second year that IGM has participated in the CDP survey, providing information to shareholders and other stakeholders on the greenhouse gas emissions and climate change risks and opportunities of IGM's operating companies - Investors Group, Mackenzie Investments and Investment Planning Counsel.

"We were honoured to be named to CDP's Climate Disclosure Leadership Index in Canada," said Andrea Carlson, Assistant Vice-President, Corporate Responsibility. "We have had a long-standing commitment to responsible management and have been working diligently to enhance external corporate responsibility disclosures, including environmental information, to inform our stakeholders of our related management practices and performance. We are pleased that these efforts have been recognized by the CDP."

In 2014, IGM's CDP score was 96B. CDP scores a firm's response two ways:

  • on its disclosure - the completeness and quality of a company's response, graded out of 100 points, and
  • on its performance - the level of action a company is taking, graded from an A to E.

More than 4,500 companies across 80 countries reported to the CDP in 2014. CDP is a not-for-profit organization that collects information on behalf of 767 institutional investors, holding U.S. $92 trillion in assets, to help them manage risk in their investment portfolios.

IGM Financial Inc. is one of Canada's premier personal financial services companies, and one of the country's largest managers and distributors of mutual funds and other managed asset products, with over $142 billion in total assets under management as of November 30, 2014. Its activities are carried out principally through Investors Group, Mackenzie Financial Corporation and Investment Planning Counsel. IGM Financial Inc. is a member of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies.

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