Invesco is the most recent recipient of the City of Charlottetown’s Sustainable Business Certification. The Sustainable Business Certification program is open to all Charlottetown businesses, allowing those successful organizations that achieve certification to set themselves apart as green companies working to create a cleaner, healthier future.
The Invesco office in Charlottetown offers a range of investment management services helping investors achieve their long-term financial goals. As well as focusing on financial sustainability through the services they offer, the Charlottetown Invesco branch operates with an emphasis on environmental sustainability.
When asked about Invesco’s participation in the program, Head of Office Andrew Macdonald said, "We are thrilled to be recognized as a Certified Sustainable Business by the City of Charlottetown. Our Corporate Properties team goes to tremendous effort to minimize our footprint and promote sustainability on an ongoing basis, ensuring we remain both LEED and ISO certified year after year. This new Certification from the City of Charlottetown serves as an excellent local representation of Invesco’s global commitments to the importance of environmental issues."
Invesco has an active Green Team made up of employee volunteers who participate in various environmental efforts, such as the Business Tree Challenge, where a business plants trees to offset their paper-use. The staff gives back to the community through their Invesco Cares Committee, which donated $6,789.00 in 2016 to local charities and fundraisers. Overall, Invesco is a great example of a large company making meaningful efforts to operate in a sustainable manner.
If you would like to learn more about Charlottetown’s Certified Sustainable Business program, visit: www.charlottetown.ca/sbc.php.
Photo cutline: (From left) Andrew Macdonald (Head of Office, Invesco), Mike Duffy (Deputy Mayor, City of Charlottetown), Ramona Doyle (Sustainability Officer, City of Charlottetown).
City of Charlottetown