Inclusive culture and diverse workforce key contributors to bank's
TORONTO, March 31, 2015 /CNW/ - For the fifth consecutive year, CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) was named one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for having a work culture pillared on values of inclusion and respect
and one that embraces the unique attributes of its individual team
"A key driver of our success in maintaining a competitive edge in the
marketplace is having a team that reflects the diversity of our
clients," says Laura Dottori-Attanasio, CIBC's Chief Risk Officer and
Diversity & Inclusion Executive Champion. "The bottom line is that we
are stronger because of the diversity of ideas and experiences that
each individual brings to the table."
The editors of Mediacorp Inc. recognized CIBC for fostering an inclusive
employee culture that leverages diversity of thought and experience.
Among CIBC's many initiatives, Mediacorp lauded the bank for launching
"Hot Docs Diversity Dialogues", a new documentary series aimed at
shedding light on topics that can be challenging to talk about in the
workplace. This year, team members were invited to view the movies and
participate in a post-screening panel discussion to engage in
conversations about multi-racial identity and mental health.
Mediacorp has also recognized CIBC as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers,
one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers and a Top Employer for Young
CIBC's other recent recognitions include being named:
The strongest of the publicly traded major banks in Canada and North
America by Bloomberg Markets magazine;
Among the Top 10 Safest Banks in North America by Global Finance
Best Consumer Internet Bank - Canada and Best Integrated Consumer Bank
Site - North America by Global Finance magazine;
Top Canadian Bank for Mobile Banking by Forrester; and
One of Canada's 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ by Achievers
This year's winners are being announced today in a special supplement in
The Globe and Mail.
CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11
million personal banking and business clients. Through our three major
business units - Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and
Wholesale Banking - CIBC offers a full range of products and services
through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and
offices across Canada with offices in the United States and around the
world. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in
our Media Centre on our corporate website at www.cibc.com.
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