About this website
This website is intended to provide our stakeholders with select information concerning Power Financial Corporation’s (Power Financial or the Corporation) approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – what we refer to as responsible management.
Content Scope and Global Reporting Initiative Alignment
The selection of content for the microsite was guided by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, providing an overview of our responsible management policies, governance processes, and programs related to issues facing our business. The GRI is a leading international organization that provides a Sustainability Reporting Framework, offering guidance to organizations on how to measure, understand and communicate sustainability information.
This website covers both qualitative and quantitative information for Power Financial, supported by relevant qualitative examples from our group’s major holdings - Great-West Lifeco and its subsidiaries, IGM Financial and its subsidiaries, as well as Pargesa, Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, Imerys and Wealthsimple.
Timing of Reviews
The content of this website was last reviewed and updated in August 2018. The qualitative information covers content up until the last content review, while the quantitative information reflects the calendar year 2017. Information contained in this website will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis or as deemed appropriate.
For additional information on Power Financial, please consult our website at: www.powerfinancial.com.
Certain statements in this website, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements based on certain assumptions and reflect the Corporation's current expectations, or with respect to disclosure regarding the Corporation's public subsidiaries, reflect such subsidiaries' disclosed current expectations. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purposes of assisting the reader in understanding the Corporation's financial performance, financial position and cash flows as at and for the periods ended on certain dates and to present information about management's current expectations and plans relating to the future and the reader is cautioned that such statements may not be appropriate for other purposes. These statements may include, without limitation, statements regarding the operations, business, financial condition, expected financial results, performance, prospects, opportunities, priorities, targets, goals, ongoing objectives, strategies and outlook of the Corporation and its subsidiaries, as well as the outlook for North American and international economies for the current fiscal year and subsequent periods. Forward-looking statements include statements that are predictive in nature, depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, or include words such as "expects", "anticipates", "plans", "believes", "estimates", "seeks", "intends", "targets", "projects", "forecasts" or negative versions thereof and other similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as "may", "will", "should", "would" and "could".
By its nature, this information is subject to inherent risks and uncertainties that may be general or specific and which give rise to the possibility that expectations, forecasts, predictions, projections or conclusions will not prove to be accurate, that assumptions may not be correct and that objectives, strategic goals and priorities will not be achieved. A variety of factors, many of which are beyond the Corporation's and its subsidiaries' control, affect the operations, performance and results of the Corporation and its subsidiaries and their businesses, and could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations of estimated or anticipated events or results. These factors include, but are not limited to: the impact or unanticipated impact of general economic, political and market factors in North America and internationally, fluctuations in interest rates, inflation and foreign exchange rates, monetary policies, business investment and the health of local and global equity and capital markets, management of market liquidity and funding risks, risks related to investments in private companies and illiquid securities, risks associated with financial instruments, changes in accounting policies and methods used to report financial condition (including uncertainties associated with significant judgments, estimates and assumptions), the effect of applying future accounting changes, business competition, operational and reputational risks, technological changes, cybersecurity risks, changes in government regulation and legislation, changes in tax laws, unexpected judicial or regulatory proceedings, catastrophic events, the Corporation's and its subsidiaries' ability to complete strategic transactions, integrate acquisitions and implement other growth strategies, and the Corporation's and its subsidiaries' success in anticipating and managing the foregoing factors.
The reader is cautioned to consider these and other factors, uncertainties and potential events carefully and not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Information contained in forward-looking statements is based upon certain material assumptions that were applied in drawing a conclusion or making a forecast or projection, including management's perceptions of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other considerations that are believed to be appropriate in the circumstances, including that the list of factors in the previous paragraph, collectively, are not expected to have a material impact on the Corporation and its subsidiaries. While the Corporation considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to management, they may prove to be incorrect.
Other than as specifically required by applicable Canadian law, the Corporation undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, whether as a result of new information, future events or results, or otherwise.
Additional information about the risks and uncertainties of the Corporation’s business and material factors or assumptions on which information contained in forward‐looking statements is based is provided in its disclosure materials, including its most recent Management Discussion & Analysis and its most recent Annual Information Form, filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada and available from the Corporation’s website at www.powerfinancial.com or at www.sedar.com.
The following abbreviations are used throughout this website: Canada Life (The Canada Life Assurance Company); CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility); ESG (environment, social and governance); GBL (Groupe Bruxelles Lambert); GHG (greenhouse gas); Great-West Lifeco (Great-West Lifeco Inc.); Great-West Life (The Great-West Life Assurance Company); GWL Realty Advisors (GWL Realty Advisors Inc.); IGM Financial (IGM Financial Inc.); Investors Group (Investors Group Inc.); London Life (London Life Insurance Company); Mackenzie Investments (Mackenzie Financial Corporation); our Code (Code of Business Conduct and Ethics); our Third Party Code (Third Party Code of Conduct); Pargesa (Pargesa Holding SA); Power Corporation or the Corporation (Power Corporation of Canada); Power Financial (Power Financial Corporation); Putnam or Putnam Investments (Putnam Investments, LLC); SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals); UNGC (United Nations Global Compact); Wealthsimple (Wealthsimple Financial Corp.).