WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - June 10, 2016) - IGM Financial Inc. (TSX:IGM) has been ranked among Corporate Knights' 15th Annual Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada.

IGM Financial is one of Canada's premier personal financial services companies, with business carried out principally through Investors Group, Mackenzie Investments and Investment Planning Counsel.

"IGM Financial is honoured to be recognized as one of Canada's 50 best corporate citizens," said Andrea Carlson, Vice-President, Finance & Corporate Responsibility for IGM Financial. "We believe our approach to responsibility adds to our reputation as a strong, sustainable contributor to our many stakeholders."

Carlson said this recognition comes as a result of IGM Financial's enhancements to its reporting on corporate responsibility and the introduction of a number of initiatives demonstrating the company's longstanding commitment in this area:

  • IGM Financial is a member of the Jantzi Social Index (JSI), a leading Canadian sustainability index, and rated as one of the top five performing Canadian diversified financial services companies by global environmental, social and governance research firm Sustainalytics;

  • Investors Group and Mackenzie Investments are signatories to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), offering the largest suite of mutual funds in Canada committed to PRI;

  • IGM Financial is a member of the CDP and has been recognized as a leader in Canadian climate disclosure for the quality of its reporting on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change; and

  • IGM Financial published its second Corporate Responsibility Report in 2015, guided by Global Reporting Initiative G4 Sustainability guidelines.

See the IGM Financial website for more information about the company's commitment to corporate responsibility.

Corporate Knights Inc. produces corporate rankings, research reports and financial product ratings based on corporate sustainability performance.

The methodology for the 2015 Best 50 Corporate Citizens of Canada is based on 12 key performance indicators (KPIs) covering resource, employee and financial management. See the Corporate Knights website for more details.

IGM Financial Inc. is one of Canada's premier personal financial services companies, and one of the country's largest managers and distributors of mutual funds and other managed asset products, with approximately $135 billion in total assets under management as of May 31, 2016. Its activities are carried out principally through Investors Group, Mackenzie Financial Corporation and Investment Planning Counsel. IGM Financial is listed on the Jantzi Social Index, it participates in climate disclosure through the CDP and is one of Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada.


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