In his keynote address to the Canadian Club of Toronto and subsequent panel discussion, Victor Dodig emphasized the importance of addressing climate change and transitioning the Canadian economy to become carbon-neutral. He also pointed out that including women and members of BIPOC communities in leadership positions can help companies and organizations provide better services and products, while making them more competitive and enabling inclusive growth.

“We all know where the global economy is moving; we all know that we’ve got to bring the family business along and focus on the newer parts of the economy, and with that make sure that all our citizens are feeling that they have a hand up not a handout, and make sure that they can meaningfully contribute to our growth.”

Victor Dodig, President and CEO, CIBC