The Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank Group and Sun Life Financial have earned perfect scores on the LGBT Corporate Canadian Index.

The LGBT Corporate Canadian Index (LGBT CCI) identifies corporations listed on the S&P/TSX Composite Index that promote diversity and are inclusive of the LGBT community.

Inclusion in the LGBT CCI requires the completion and submission of the LGBT CCI Annual Survey and is subject to a minimum pass-grade questionnaire-based scoring system.

"We are honoured to be recognized with a perfect score for our strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and support of the LGBT community," said Sarah Kheir, director, diversity and inclusion, Sun Life, in an April 19 announcement. "We are proud of our inclusive culture that encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, and beliefs, and fosters an environment where employees are inspired to contribute their best every day for our clients and our communities."

Diversity, equality and financial performance

"We are delighted to witness the introduction into the LGBT CCI of additional high calibre corporations seeking to document and communicate their commitment to promoting genuinely inclusive workplaces,” said Anders Jacobsen, co-founder, LGBT Capital. “Increasing awareness of the business case and its related value-driven investment case for LGBT diversity and inclusion is crucial to securing effective inclusion and equality for the LGBT community, as well as to optimising the financial and management performance of corporations.”