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RBC Announces $1 Million Donation To MaRS Centre For Impact Investing

About MaRS MaRS Discovery District (Twitter: @MaRSDD) is a mission-driven innovation centre located in Toronto. MaRS works with partners to catalyze, accelerate and amplify innovation. MaRS supports entrepreneurs building Canada's next generation of growth companies.

About the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing The Centre for Impact Investing is a national hub designed to increase the awareness and effectiveness of social finance in order to direct new capital and talent toward tackling Canada's most pressing social and environmental problems.  Designed for collaboration and co-creation between government, community and the private sector, the Centre builds on the foundational work of MaRS and Social Innovation Generation (SiG), including the landmark report by the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance.

About RBC RBC employs approximately 80,000 full and part-time people who serve more than 15 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients in Canada, the U.S. and 51 other countries. RBC is recognized among the world's financial, social and environmental leaders, and is listed in the 2011-2012 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations, and the DJSI North American Index. RBC has been named one of Canada's Greenest Employers, one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers, one of Canada's 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations and one of the Best Workplaces in Canada. RBC is also listed on the Jantzi Social Index, the FTSE4Good Index, and the Canadian Carbon Disclosure Project Leadership Index.

RBC and its employees support and participate in a broad range of community initiatives through donations, sponsorships and volunteer activities. In 2011, RBC contributed more than $98 million to causes worldwide through donations of $64 million and sponsorship of community events and organizations of $34 million.

SOURCE RBC

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