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CIBC's 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report and Public Accountability Statement now available

TORONTO, March 5, 2018 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) released its annual Corporate Responsibility Report and Public Accountability Statement today which complements CIBC's Annual Report to shareholders by disclosing CIBC's progress in client experience, responsible banking, engaging employees, and community investment - all supported by a commitment to strong governance and integrity.

Highlights of this year's report include:

  • Held approximately $1.25 billion in Responsible Investment funds held on behalf of our clients
  • CIBC lent $1.2 billion towards financing renewable power projects in the last five years and is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment, a signatory to the Equator Principles, and a member of the Green Bond Principles
  • Provided $161 billion in debt financing to help businesses grow
  • Achieved an Employee Engagement score of 89 which is 7 points above the global financial services norm
  • Increased our Employee Net Promoter Score, which measures likelihood to recommend CIBC as a place to work and do business, by 10 points over last year
  • Invested more than $70 million in community organizations across Canada and the U.S., through more than $45 million in corporate contributions and more than $25 million in employee-led fundraising and giving

CIBC is proud to be recognized for industry-best practices in the following:

  • Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations
  • Best 50 Corporate Citizens by Corporate Knights
  • Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America
  • Canada's Top 100 Employers, Best Diversity Employers, and Top Employers for Young People by Mediacorp
  • Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index since its inception in 2016
  • Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index since its inception in 2005
  • FTSE4Good Index since its inception in 2001
  • Jantzi Social Index since its inception in 2000

We welcome questions or feedback on our report:

About CIBC

CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11 million personal banking, business, public sector and institutional clients. Across Personal and Small Business Banking, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management, and Capital Markets businesses, CIBC offers a full range of advice, solutions and services through its leading digital banking network, and locations across Canada, in the United States and around the world. Ongoing news releases and more information about CIBC can be found at

SOURCE CIBC - Investor Relations

For further information: Erica Belling, Investor and Financial Communications, 416-594-7251,