Leveraging equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI)
We all have an interest in building diverse and inclusive teams. EDI is a growth driver for companies and promotes:
- Broader perspectives on business opportunities
- Higher quality decisions
- Greater employee commitment
- Better risk overview
Our objective is to establish a diverse and inclusive culture, as well as to exercise leadership in the financial industry. As such, we deploy and support numerous initiatives to increase diversity and encourage our partners and portfolio companies to do the same.
“Diversity of gender, as well as of experience, personality and opinion, is a truly valuable resource that makes our organizations stronger. I believe that encouraging women to pursue their ambitions remains a key to success.”
Kim Thomassin, Executive Vice-President and Head of Québec
Countering abusive tax planning
CDPQ is opposed to any form of tax evasion. We believe that we need to establish optimal conditions for promoting fair taxation in support of strong communities.
Like the OECD, we believe that the country where the company is incorporated is not an end in itself to determine the existence of an aggressive tax planning. This is why we analyze each investment opportunity paying special attention to the consolidated tax rate applicable and for which the rate of 15% constitutes one of the reference points.
Our key initiatives
This $250-million investment fund, which will be deployed over four years, aims to support Québec and Canadian companies that leverage diversity and inclusion as performance drivers.