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Pandemic Presents Both a Challenge and Opportunity for Start-Ups: Tangerine CEO

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The accelerated digital transformation brought on by the pandemic means that startups must in turn quickly pivot their business models to the new normal, but these challenges also open up opportunities for entrepreneurs to respond.

That’s a key message heard during a recent Canadian Club Toronto virtual panel focused on advice and best practices for Canadian startups and how to set women entrepreneurs up for success.

Chart: Childcare Access Key for Women in the Workforce

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The Prime Minister has announced a range of economic measures aimed at setting Canada on the path to recovery from the staggering economic impact of the pandemic, which has disproportionately impacted women. 

Scotiabank Unveils Newest Downie-Wenjack Legacy Space in Partnership with The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund

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YELLOWKNIFE, NT, Sept. 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ - In recognition of Orange Shirt Day, Scotiabank today unveiled its third Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) Legacy Space, further demonstrating its commitment to promoting education and discussion around reconciliation.

Chiefs Edward Sangris of Detah and Earnest Betsina of N'Dilo, both of Yellowknives Dene First Nation attended the opening, along with her Excellency, Yellowknife Mayor, Rebecca Alty and several local Scotiabankers.

Scotiabank Backs Efforts to Support Black-Led Businesses

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In the latest in a series of efforts to support Black-led businesses and Black communities, Scotiabank is proud to support the Government of Canada’s Black Entrepreneurship Program announced on Wednesday. The partnership between the Federal Government, Scotiabank and other Canadian financial institutions will ultimately collectively commit up to $128 million in lending capital for the program’s Black Entrepreneurship Fund. 

Scotiabank Reaffirms Commitment to Inclusion For Every Future

President and CEO Brian Porter participates in the BlackNorth Initiative Summit
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TORONTO, /3BL Media/ - At the inaugural BlackNorth Initiative Summit, Scotiabank reaffirmed its commitment to combatting racism and discrimination of all forms to enable better futures for its employees, customers and communities at large. 

Scotiabank Publishes Green Bond Report

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TORONTO, July 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Bank of Nova Scotia [Scotiabank] today announced the publication of its Green Bond Report, which outlines the estimated impact of the use of proceeds from its

Gillian Riley, President & CEO of Tangerine Bank and EVP, Scotiabank, named a Catalyst Honours Champion for 2020

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TORONTO, July 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Scotiabank is pleased to announce that Gillian Riley, President and CEO, Tangerine Bank and Executive Vice President, Scotiabank has been named a Catalyst Honours Champion for 2020. Gillian is being recognized for her profound contributions in advancing female inclusivity in the workplace, as well as for her notable leadership within corporate Canada.

The annual award celebrates exceptional role models in Canadian business who continually advance women and advocate for inclusive workplaces.

Shining the Global Spotlight on Women-Led Startups

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After using different forms of contraception for a decade, Marina Pavlovic Rivas was fed up with the various side effects and looking for a better option. She wanted something non-invasive, without hormones but still reliable. Her search came up empty.

So, Pavlovic looked to create her own solution with her partner Thomas Cortina and, last summer, Eli Health was born.

Ottawa's Spending Spree Was the Right Thing to Do, Economists Say

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The federal government’s massive increase in spending in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is contributing to “substantially better” economic outcomes than would have been the case without those measures, while raising net debt levels only marginally over what they would have been, a new Scotiabank Economics report says.

The economic impact of the pandemic on households and businesses would also have been worse without the stimulus, with unemployment reaching 15% as opposed to the anticipated 13%, the report says.

Scotiabank Launches New Sustainable Finance Group Within its Global Banking and Markets Division

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TORONTO, July 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Recognizing its unique opportunity as a global financial organization to advance climate transition and promote sustainable economic growth, Scotiabank is pleased to announce the launch of a new Sustainable Finance Group within its Global Banking and Markets (GBM) division. The new team will further Scotiabank's Climate Commitments, announced in November 2019, to support clients in the transition to a low-carbon economy, decarbonize its own operations and contribute to the global conversation on climate change. 

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