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TMX Group CEO John McKenzie Moderates Panel on Stakeholder Capitalism

March 19, 2021

TMX Group CEO John McKenzie Moderates Panel on Stakeholder Capitalism

 

What role do public companies have in addressing the issues that impact modern society?

That was the question posed to Canadian business leaders at a recent Canadian Chamber of Commerce panel discussion moderated by TMX Group CEO John McKenzie.

Over the last few years, sustainability and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors have become increasingly important considerations for companies listed on our exchanges and for investors in Canada and around the world.

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The events of 2020 — particularly the COVID-19 pandemic and anti-racism demonstrations across North America — served to underscore the importance of incorporating ESG considerations in modern business, and to highlight the responsibility of corporations to think and act beyond the needs of their traditional set of stakeholders.

As part of the panel discussion, Mr. McKenzie noted that advancing sustainability and ESG is a priority area for TMX Group. He also highlighted ESG 101 — a portal of resources to help our listed issuers navigate ESG reporting fundamentals — and other TMX Group initiatives designed to enable investors to gain exposure to ESG investing. Examples include last year's launch of six new ESG indices, the S&P/TSX 60 ESG Index** futures product and sustainable bonds trading.

 

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