FSI Competition for Best Sustainability Report

On June 12, 2018, Finance Montréal integrated FSI’s activities into its own.
Click here to learn about the 2019 edition of the FM-FSI Competition.

This annual competition, launched in the spring of 2013, aims to promote excellence in sustainable development reporting among Canadian companies. It is conducted in collaboration with university students. The awards for best sustainable development report for each sector are announced during a luncheon-conference.

If you have any questions about the FSI Competition for Best Sustainability Report, contact us at rapport-reporting@ifd-fsi.org


The FSI Competition for Best Sustainability Report targets sustainability reports of Canadian companies that are part of the S&P/TSX Composite Index. The selection of the best report in each of several specific industry sectors is made by a jury of university students who use a common set of selection criteria, to which they can add customized criteria for their given sector. The students are enrolled at participating Quebec universities, including Concordia, HEC Montréal, École Polytechnique, McGill (new), Sherbrooke, UQAM and Waterloo (new).

Award and Recognition

The companies that receive the Award for Best Sustainability Report are presented with a commemorative trophy. The winners are announced at a luncheon-conference. The names of the winning companies are also posted on the FSI website.

Steering Committee

The FSI Competition for Best Sustainability Report is governed by a steering committee composed of members of the FSI. Find out more about the committee.


For each specific industry sector of the SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board) classification system, a jury composed of bachelor’s or master’s level university students working under the supervision of an associate professor conducts an assessment of the most recently published sustainable development reports of all the companies in the sector that are part of the S&P/TSX Composite Index.

University professors who would like to form a jury with a group of students are invited to contact us at rapport-reporting@ifd-fsi.org.

Eligibility Conditions

All companies that are part of the S&P/TSX Composite Index and produce a sustainability report by September 30 are automatically eligible for this competition. There is no formal application process.

Selection Criteria

Consult the assessment criteria used by the jury teams for the 2018 edition of the Competition.


Starting with the 2018 edition of the Competition, a web platform created by Metrio offers public access to the Competition’s sectoral and overall results. Companies whose sustainability report was assessed can also request a secure login to view their results, as well as any commentary by the jury.


Consult the FAQ for companies :


Dates for this year's competition

Creation of jury teams:

During September 2017

Submitting report evaluations:

November 15th, 2017

Award ceremony:

February 1st, 2018

Recipients are announced during a luncheon-conference attended by invited representatives of the winning companies as well as members of the financial community, the students and professors who formed the juries, and FSI members.

Congratulations to the 2018 Award recipients!

For the 2018 edition of the FSI Awards for Best Sustainability Report ceremony held on February 1st, 2018, eleven prizes were awarded:

Resource Transformation


Renewable Resources & Alternative Energy



Non-Renewable Resources – Oil & Gas

Non-Renewable Resources – Metals & Mining Other Than Gold

Non-Renewable Resources – Gold companies

Technology & Communications


Finance – Banks

We invite you to consult:

Photo credits: Michael Abril

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Sponsors and Partners

The FSI gratefully acknowledges the support of its 2018 sponsors and partners for the FSI Competition for Best Sustainability Report: