MD in the community

As a physician, you play an essential role in your community. Every day, you care for others and put their needs ahead of your own. You should expect that same kind of social commitment from the companies you choose to work with.

We share your commitment to community. Here are some of the ways that MD Financial Management and its employees are working hard to make a difference here in Canada and around the world:

By signing and championing the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), MD continues to demonstrate its overarching commitment to conscientious investing. The PRI encourage investors to incorporate environmental, social and governance factors into investment decisions to better manage risk and generate sustainable, long-term returns that contribute to a more prosperous world for all.

There is clear scientific consensus that the world’s climate is changing — and that the changes are having an impact on public health worldwide. We’re committed to reducing our environmental footprint across our operations and are focused on corporate policies that help protect our planet.

Our commitment includes signing a declaration supporting improved disclosure by Canada’s public companies about the impact they have on climate change. The declaration was prepared by the Responsible Investment Association in conjunction with Finance Montréal.

As well, MD offices across Canada are now Carbonzero Certified. That means our offices have achieved carbon neutrality relative to the energy consumption of all our buildings across the country.

Serving physicians across the country affords MD the opportunity to play an active role in communities coast to coast. That includes giving our employees every opportunity to make a difference by choosing the most energy-efficient way to contribute to our team including:

  • Telework
    Allowing employees to work from home cuts carbon emissions from commuting, can lead to increased productivity and lowers the cost of operating our network of offices.
  • Reduced business travel
    The use of Smart Boards and video conferencing reduces the need for business travel.
  • Alternative transportation incentives
    Head Office employees receive a monthly incentive to walk, run, cycle or take public transit to work instead of driving.

Good corporate citizenship matters to us. At a company and individual employee level, we’re teaming up to do our part:

  • Corporate giving
    MD Financial Management and its employees give generously to the United Way, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières.
  • Individual commitment
    Across Canada, in 54 regional offices, employees are given the support and time required to donate generously to local causes, including food banks, emergency shelters, dragon boat races, fundraising runs and much more.