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By the numbers

Measuring and monitoring our ESG performance is key to understanding how we’re progressing against our strategy and allowing us to evolve through data insights to make better decisions with greater impact. The metrics below show where we were at the end of 2023.



Today, we're one of the largest financiers of the cleantech sector in Canada and continue to pursue a path to net zero by 2050.

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Cleantech business facilitated

Graphic of a green globe and a person representing our cleantech customers


Cleantech financial customers served

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Reduction in exposure to our six most carbon-intensive sectors since 2018

Graphic of globe and a green dollar symbol representing $84.9M in climate financing to developing countries


Climate finance provided in developing countries

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Proceeds raised from our green bonds since 2014

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Megawatt hour (MWh) of renewable energy produced through green bond proceeds 



We’re taking deliberate action in our workplace, communities and customer relationships to help build a more equitable and inclusive society.  

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Non-project transactions underwent enhanced human rights risk screenings

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Women-owned and -led business facilitated to date

Graphic of group of people with person in center of group representing Indigenous-owned and -led business facilitated by EDC


Indigenous-owned and -led business facilitated to date

Graphic of ticked check boxes representing EDC employees who identify as visible minorities


EDC employees identify as visible minorities

Graphic of woman and a gear for operations representing leadership roles held by women at EDC


Of leadership roles were held by women

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In procurement with diverse suppliers



Responsible business conduct is an integral part of our culture, reputation and ability to deliver value for Canadians.

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Of Board members hold a Competent Boards ESG designation

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Of our Board of Directors are women

Graphic of group of people representing employees who have received financial crimes training


Of relevant employees received financial crimes training

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Of employees completed EDC’s Code of Conduct



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For more details on our results and plans, read our 2023 Integrated Annual Report

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Date modified: 2024-06-07