Responsibility & Impact
Investing in the future of everyone
We are guided by our purpose: for every future. A better tomorrow – where our customers, employees and communities all thrive – benefits everyone, including our Bank. Our approach to managing environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues focuses on areas where Scotiabank can make the biggest impact – enabling stakeholders to reach their fullest potential, mobilizing finance to address important social and environmental challenges and building trust by acting with integrity in everything we do.
Understanding our impact
In Our Operations
Promoting social, environmental and economic progress must start in our workplace, in our supply chain and in our real estate operations.
With Our Customers
We enable progress by providing customers with financial services, products and advice that help advance opportunities for positive impact.
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Scotiabank supports community investments that align with our goals. To see if your organization fits Scotiabank’s funding guidelines and to get started with an application, select the option that most closely describes your organization.
Scotiabank provides funding for community investment initiatives that focus on advancing economic resilience, removing barriers to advancement and increasing access to opportunities.
We help Canadians across the country bring their passions to life by supporting hockey, the arts, running events and other community initiatives that celebrate our goals and embrace our diversity.
Scotiabank’s Climate Commitments
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time, and urgent environmental action is needed to mitigate and adapt to its impacts. Scotiabank has made five Climate Commitments – including mobilizing $100 billion by 2025 to reduce the impacts of climate change.
ScotiaRISE is Scotiabank’s 10-year $500 million community investment initiative designed to promote economic resilience among disadvantaged groups. Through targeted community investments, we can remove barriers to advancement, increase access to opportunities and create a more inclusive world.
Diversity and Inclusion
Our most important investment is the one we make in our people. By building an environment to thrive and developing and attracting the very best, we empower every future by creating a workplace where every employee can perform at their very best.
Scotiabank commits $1.25 million to the Institute of Sustainable Finance
This partnership is part of the Bank’s commitment to advancing sustainable finance in Canada and contributing to the global conversation on climate change.
The Scotiabank Women Initiative’s mission more relevant than ever
A year after the Scotiabank Women Initiative expanded to include clients in Global Banking and Markets, it sets sights on helping women with finances and wealth.
Project Shadow looks to put a dent in online child exploitation through a collective effort
The public-private partnership announced by FINTRAC and co-led by Scotiabank will aid in catching and prosecuting perpetrators of this heinous crime.
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