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2018 Social
Responsibility Report

Louis vachon

A word from our President


At National Bank, our commitment to social responsibility draws its strength from people. We aim to make a positive impact on people's lives by building lasting relationships with our clients, our employees and the community. In 2018, we took a number of measures to strengthen our commitment and make sure it responds to the changing needs of our society.

Louis Vachon
President and Chief Executive Officer

Social impact at the heart of our DNA

Several tens of millions of dollars donated to the community, including over $10 million in corporate donations.

As an important economic player in Quebec and Canada since 1859, National Bank aims to foster the development of the communities it serves.

The Bank achieves this goal through a well-defined donations and sponsorships program, the commitment of its employees and retirees who are volunteers in their communities, as well as successful fundraising efforts with our clients' participation.

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Driving our economy forward

In 2018, we authorized over $88 billion in financing for Canadian businesses.

Since 2014, through its innovative bond program, National Bank has been helping the First Nations Finance Authority (FNFA) make over $500 million available to indigenous communities to help them develop community and economic infrastructures.

Community involvement that’s always on the rise

$1,000,000 in support for the Institut Universitaire en Santé Mentale de Montréal

Thanks to our donation and sponsorship program, we were able to finance universal access to specialized mental health care and fund the development of leading-edge research in the field.

In addition, our collection of more than 7,500 original works of art helps us directly support artists across the country.


Putting people first is how we contribute to our collective prosperity and preserve our shared values.
 

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Diversity at the core of our activities

National Bank works with several partners to carry out a leadership role in the development of an inclusive and proud community.

We actively support women, cultural communities and the LGBTQ+ community through various partnerships.

We also feature in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index and Canada's Best Diversity Employers.

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