MONTREAL, Sept. 30, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - For the third consecutive year, National Bank has been named one of the leading banks in the world for its environmental performance, according to the latest ranking of The World's Greenest Banks by internationally renowned Bloomberg Markets magazine. This ranking attests to the numerous initiatives and partnerships with various businesses and organizations that National Bank has been developing for several years to further contribute to sustainable community development.
"National Bank is carbon neutral and has a number of LEED certifications, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to seeking new ways of reducing its environmental footprint. The Bloomberg Markets ranking confirms that the Bank's actions are yielding results that benefit our clients, our employees and all our partners," stated Ghislain Parent, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice-President – Finance and Treasury at National Bank.
Bloomberg's ranking is based on several key criteria, including efforts to reduce environmental impact and the scope of investment banking services offered to clean energy companies.
This recognition follows those awarded in May 2014 by Bloomberg Markets to Stéfane Marion, Chief Economist and Strategist at National Bank, and his colleague Krishen Rangasamy. Together they were the top forecasters from Canadian banks in this worldwide ranking. In addition, they received the top rank overall in the U.S. Gross Domestic Product forecast category.
In recent months, National Bank has also earned many accolades for the quality of its products and services, human resources management practices and community involvement, including:
- Best Banking Awards in Canada (Ipsos Reid)
- Best Canadian Brands (Interbrand)
- Canada's Best Diversity Employers (Mediacorp Canada)
- Outstanding Enterprise of the Year in Philanthropy Award (Quebec chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals)
- Best Employers in Quebec (Aon Hewitt)
- Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
About National Bank of Canada
With $199 billion in assets as at July 31, 2014, National Bank of Canada (www.nbc.ca), together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading integrated financial groups. The Bank has more than 20,000 employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. Its securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank's activities via social media and learn more about its extensive community involvement at clearfacts.ca and commitment.nationalbank.ca.
SOURCE: National Bank of Canada
For further information: (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.): Marie-Pierre Jodoin, Manager - Public Affairs, National Bank, Tel.: 514-394-4209