MD Financial Management Inc. (MD), a Canadian Medical Association (CMA)-owned wealth management organization, has achieved carbon neutrality relative to the energy consumption in all its buildings across Canada.
MD has achieved this milestone by taking measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its overall operations, and using carbon offsets for the remainder of its building-related emissions. MD recognizes the impact that climate change can have on public health worldwide, and the role that businesses can play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
MD’s Ottawa-based head office and its regional office in Edmonton were both certified LEED Gold in 2015. MD also offers its employees incentives to help reduce the company’s overall environmental footprint. These include the option to telework, which reduces commuting and its associated carbon emissions; monthly incentives to walk, cycle, carpool or take public transit to work; and the use of Smart Boards and videoconferencing tools, which reduce the need for business travel.
“Protecting the environment is of keen interest to our physician clients and their families,” said Brian Peters, President and CEO of MD. “We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint across our operations, and will continue to focus on corporate initiatives that help protect our planet.”
MD’s Environmental Footprint
55 Number of MD offices across Canada
2,414 Tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) associated with these offices in 2015
2,121 Tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) associated with MD business travel in 2015
50%+ Approximate percentage of head office employees working from home, reducing commuting and associated carbon emissions
38% Head office employees using alternative modes of transportation (walking, cycling, carpooling or public transportation)
To learn more about the work MD is doing for the environment, please go to MD and the Environment.
About MD Financial Management
Owned by the Canadian Medical Association, MD has only one business imperative: to enhance physicians’ financial outcomes by focusing on their distinctive needs and operating in their best interests.
MD Financial Management has more than $41 billion in assets under administration and is dedicated to serving Canada’s physicians and their families. MD provides financial products and services, the MD Family of Funds and investment counseling services through the MD Group of Companies. For a detailed list of these companies, visit md.cma.ca.
Victoria Savoy, Communications Specialist
MD Financial Management
 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green building certification program used to verify that a building is built, designed and/or renovated in a way that would substantially improve energy savings, water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, CO2 emissions reduction and sustainability.