This information sheet is designed to answer any questions the applicants may have and provide them with help in completing Schedule F of the EGGF Project Application form (pdf - 114 KB)This link will open in a new window.

Sustainable development means development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It is based on a long-term approach, which takes into account the inextricable nature of the environmental, social and economic dimensions of development activities.

The Autorité des marchés financiers (the “AMF”) respects this approach in its action plan and, through the EGGF, aims to fund projects that integrate sustainable development practices. The search for sustainable development involves the consideration of 16 principles This link will open in a new window. As a first step, the AMF seeks to incorporate 4 of these principles to improve the quality of the projects supported.

To this end, starting January 2012, new assessment criteria providing equal weighting to the 4 principles will be taken into consideration by the EGGF Assessment Committee. At that time, applicants will be required to complete Schedule F of the EGGF Project Application form, which relates to sustainable development. This schedule is designed to demonstrate that the 4 targeted principles will be integrated into the different project stages of each applicant.

The AMF would like to provide examples in keeping with the targeted principles, so that sustainable development practices may be incorporated into your projects. Nonetheless, other relevant measures may be able to demonstrate the integration of these sustainable development principles. We encourage you to share your comments in Schedule F of your Project Application form.

Sustainable Development Projects Assessment Criteria

Projet

Measures that will be put in place to :

Access to knowledge: Measures that benefit education and access to information to the public

 
  • Popularize information for the targeted clientele;
  • Make this information accessible through effective dissemination;
  • Provide training and awareness activities;
  • Develop centres of expertise;
  • Promote networking
 

Participation and engagement: Measures that benefit the co-operation and involvement of stakeholders and targeted clientele.

 
  • Involve managers, employees, union representatives, sector representatives in the project;
  • Involve clients, service providers, communities, local partners, investors in the project;
  • Mobilize all the partners to ensure the long-term viability of the project;
  • Create structures or mechanisms for the exchange of information.
 

Organization

Measures that are in place to :

Health and quality of life: Measures that benefit the quality of life of stakeholders and the project's clientele.

 
  • Improve the physical and psychological well-being of employees;
  • Promote a better work-life balance;
  • Improve employee retirement incentives;
  • Encourage volunteer work or studies;
  • Provide employee life or disability protection.
 

Responsible consumption: Action that optimizes the applicants' resource consumption methods.

 
  • Avoid wastage;
  • Optimize the use of resources (material, human and financial);
  • Promote the local procurement of goods and services needed to carry out the project, where possible;
  • Consume energy in a responsible manner.Optimize the project team's working conditions (flexible hours, work-family balance, teleworking).