Scotiabank is proud to be an active and informed participant in discussions on public policy issues that affect the financial sector and our operating environment. As one of its leading corporate citizens, Scotiabank also works to support the political process and democratic institutions in Canada.
Scotiabank participates in public policy discussions through the Canadian Bankers Association, and engages directly with all levels of government on both domestic and international issues of relevance to the Bank, the banking industry and the Canadian economy more broadly. Scotiabank also provides support or sponsorship for events, programs and forums that encourage public policy discussions and awareness of issues.
The Bank also plays a leadership role in discussions aimed at developing public policy in the interest of a stronger Canada and a better world. Internationally, Scotiabank is a significant contributor to the work of the Institute of International Finance (IIF) in Washington, D.C. Scotiabank President and CEO Brian Porter serves as the Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the IIF Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2017. He has been a Board Member since 2014. As a member of the Business Council of Canada, the Bank participates in discussions and activities aimed at supporting Canada’s economic growth and competitiveness.
Along with these activities, Scotiabank provides funding to numerous conferences and non-governmental organizations focused on public policy, such as the C.D. Howe Institute, the Canadian Council for the Americas and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
Scotiabank has a number of priorities that guide our public policy activities and engagement. For example, we work towards:
Brian Porter Speech - April 12, 2016
An address by Brian Porter, President and Chief Executive Officer, presented to the Scotiabank Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Calgary, Alberta.
Brian Porter Speech - March 31, 2016
An address by Brian Porter, President and Chief Executive Officer, presented to Ivey Business School at Western University, London, Ontario.
Getting the long view right - February 12, 2016
Address by Brian Porter, President and CEO
To the Canadian Club of Toronto, Toronto, ON.
January 18, 2016 – Financial Post
Bank of Nova Scotia sets earnings target for four Latin American nations
January 12, 2016
Brian Porter’s Q&A participation at the RBC Capital Markets Canadian Bank CEO Conference in Toronto. Webcast
Scotiabank is involved in a number of public policy, regulatory and business associations, including: