RBC named one of world's top 100 sustainable companies

    TORONTO, Jan. 29 /CNW/ - RBC has been named one of the world's top 100
sustainable companies, according to the fourth annual "Global 100" ranking
unveiled at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last week. This is
the fourth consecutive year that RBC has been named to the Global 100 list.
    The Global 100 list, which can be found online, is based on research and
analysis by Innovest Strategic Value Advisors and Corporate Knights. It
identifies companies that have the best-developed abilities, relative to their
industry peers, to manage environmental, social and governance risks and
opportunities. The companies were selected from the Innovest universe of 1,800
publicly-traded companies and were rated on such criteria as strategic
governance, environmental initiatives, and human capital/labour relations
    RBC was named the top large company in the world at effectively managing
environmental risks and opportunities by Newsweek magazine (online) in 2007.
The company is listed on the 2007-2008 Dow Jones Sustainability Index,
recognizing the world's financial, social and environmental corporate leaders,
as well as the Jantzi Social Index and the FTSE4Good Index. RBC was among 68
companies and one of only 15 financial institutions worldwide named to the
Climate Disclosure Leadership Index 2007, a prestigious honour roll of world
leaders at understanding and managing the financial risks and opportunities
resulting from climate change.
    RBC considers corporate responsibility to include ethical business
practices, having a positive economic impact, operating with integrity in the
marketplace, providing a supportive workplace, being environmentally
sustainable and contributing to communities.

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