IBI Group Allies with First Nations to Ensure Indigenous Influence Shapes a Sustainably Built Future
— Global architecture, engineering and design firm joins First Nations Major Projects Coalition’s Sustaining Partners Program —
August 17, 2022 (Coast Salish Territory) – The First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC) is pleased to announce IBI Group as a new member of its Sustaining Partners Program. The program furthers FNMPC’s ability to advance relationships between its members and the private sector on issues of mutual interest. IBI along with existing program members, CIBC, Colliers Project Leaders, COWI, Gowling WLG and New Gold Inc., will benefit from an exclusive relationship with FNMPC that will be focused on advancing progressive Indigenous business initiatives between the partners and FNMPC members. In working with these companies, FNMPC will further advance strategies that promote meaningful Indigenous inclusion in major developments and articulate Indigenous perspectives concerning ESG investment standards and sustainable business practices generally.
“The commitment made by IBI Group supports our most important work,” says Chief Sharleen Gale, Chair of FNMPC. “It allows FNMPC to create pathways to reconciliation by working closely with a global architecture, engineering and design firm who shares our vision for meaningful Indigenous inclusion in the economic mainstream of Canada.”
“IBI Group is committed to listening, learning, and building alongside First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities; advancing their visions of infrastructure, housing, and communication from coast to coast to coast. As the FNMPC Design and Technology Sustaining Partner, we’re looking forward to the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with communities to develop long-term, resilient solutions that promote meaningful Indigenous inclusion in the communities of today and tomorrow,” said IBI Group President, David Thom.
As a Sustaining Partner IBI Group will participate in FNMPC’s annual conference and benefit from an exclusive working relationship with FNMPC specifically designed to advance stronger business relationships with Indigenous communities outside of a project-specific environment. For more information on the program, please contact Niilo Edwards, FNMPC’s Chief Executive Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and/or to connect with IBI Group, please contact Andrea Berry at email@example.com and or 1-416-556-6975.