Our ESG governance approach begins with our board, which provides oversight of our ESG efforts and contributes to the ongoing evolution of our ESG strategy. Our governance is strengthened by our ESG Advisory Council and the policies, procedures and controls we put in place to guide our actions and decision-making. These are informed by international best practices and by the perspectives of our wide range of stakeholders.
EDC’s ESG priorities are also shaped by our shareholder, the Government of Canada, through various mechanisms. This includes the annual Statement of Priorities and Accountabilities from the Minister responsible for International Trade to EDC’s Chair of the Board of Directors and the government’s review and approval of our annual Corporate Plan.