IBI Group allies with First Nations to ensure Indigenous influence shapes a sustainably built future

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IBI Group allies with First Nations to ensure Indigenous influence shapes a sustainably built future

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 202289 Views

Global architecture, engineering and design firm joins First Nations Major Projects Coalition’s Sustaining Partners Program

August 16, 2022 (Coast Salish Territory) – e First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC) is pleased to announce IBI Group as a new member of its Sustaining Partners Program. e 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 bene t 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.

“ e 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 rm 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 Technolo-gy 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 om.

As a Sustaining Partner IBI Group will participate in FNMPC’s annual conference and bene t from an exclusive working relationship with FNMPC speci cally designed to advance stronger business relationships with Indigenous communities outside of a project-speci c environment. For more information on the program, please contact Niilo Edwards, FNMPC’s Chief Executive O cer at [email protected]


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About FNMPC:

The First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC) is a non-pro t organization comprised of 90+ Indigenous communities that span across Canada. FNMPC members recognize that we are stronger together and was established to promote the shared interests of our members. Advancing major projects is the core of FNMPC’s service delivery. FNMPC’s technical team is active in supporting our member communities with tools, capacity supports, and advice related to corporate structures and bene t sharing models, as well as tools to promote environmental protection and impact assessment.

About IBI Group:

IBI Group Inc. (TSX:IBG) is a technology-driven design rm with global architecture, engineering, planning, and technology expertise spanning more than 60 o ces and 3,500 professionals around the world. For nearly 50 years, its dedicated professionals have helped clients create livable, sustainable, and advanced urban environments. IBI Group believes that cities thrive when designed with intelligent systems, sustainable buildings, e cient infrastructure, and a human touch. Follow IBI Group on LinkedIn and Twitter.


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