RBC Wealth Management Joins Those Against Bullying By Participating in the "Day of Pink" on April 10
MINNEAPOLIS (April 3, 2013) – For the third year, RBC Wealth Management joins its global colleagues by participating in the Day of Pink, an international day against bullying, discrimination, homophobia and transphobia in schools and communities. On this day, people are asked to wear pink in support of this anti-bullying campaign.
“Bullying is a growing problem that runs counter to RBC Wealth Management’s core values of diversity and inclusion,” said John Taft, CEO, RBC Wealth Management-U.S. “We are proud to wear pink and show our support for efforts to minimize bullying.”
The Day of Pink originated in Canada with two straight students who intervened when a gay student wearing a pink shirt was being harassed. They took their support one step further by rallying other students to wear pink shirts in a stand against bullying.
As an advocate for equal employment opportunities, RBC maintains a workplace that embraces diversity and inclusion. The company provides benefits to employees’ opposite and same sex domestic partners and introduced transgender benefits in 2012. In addition, the company supports both national and local organizations that serve the LGBT community through sponsorships, grants and the employee matching gift program. Recently, RBC Wealth Management-U.S. and RBC Capital Markets-U.S. received a 100 percent rating from the Human Rights Campaign for its 2013 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), and is recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” The CEI rating annually recognizes companies with policies and procedures that support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.
About RBC Wealth Management – U.S.
In the United States, RBC Wealth Management operates as a division of RBC Capital Markets, LLC. Founded in 1909, RBC Capital Markets, LLC. is a member of the New York Stock Exchange, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, and other major securities exchanges. RBC Wealth Management has more than $235 billion of assets under administration and nearly 2,000 financial advisors operating in 200 locations in 42 states.
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