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Our Tomorrow

in a nutshell

Our Tomorrow' demonstrates our commitment to integrating sustainability throughout the operations of our business, structured through five core pillars which detail how we protect, empower, innovate, and continue to adapt to being a responsible business committed to the needs of people and our planet. How these pillars interact is key to the future success of our business.

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sustainability committee

To oversee and guide our approach, we've established a Sustainability Committee, a cross-functional team comprising Board members and business leaders from across our regional offices, led by our Group Head of Sustainability.

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Materiality matrix

A comprehensive materiality assessment has provided the building blocks to our strategic approach. Through a multifaceted engagement programme with key internal and external stakeholders, industry research and market analysis, we've developed a materiality matrix to visualise the topics that matter most to our business.

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MANAGE

MAXIMISE

MONITOR

MITIGATE

Environment

8 Climate action

11 Energy transition

13 Green finance

14 Carbon emissions

17 Nature and biodiversity

Social

1 Client care and protection

4 Incorporation of ESG factors into platform

5 Diversity equity and inclusion

6 Talent development

10 Responsible marketing

15 Financial capability and inclusion

16 Employee wellbeing

18 Waste management

19 Labour practices and human rights

20 Responsible procurement

Governance

2 Leadership and governance

3 Organisational culture

7 Business ethics

9 Professional integrity

12 Executive pay

The vertical axis represents the significance of the topics to our stakeholders.To assign the impact score shown on the horizontal axis, we conducted a risk and opportunity mapping exercise for each topic to understand our exposure to potential consequences or benefits.

We validated the findings from a prioritisation exercise in workshops with members of our senior leadership team. This matrix and the sustainability strategy we've developed will guide our focus for the next few years, as we continue to track materiality.

CMC Markets is committed to being open and transparent and in doing so we've taken guidance from key reporting frameworks to help shape our disclosures, guide our strategic direction and provide visibility of our commitment to responsible business practices.

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Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)

SASB has helped provide guidance through its design to identify and standardise disclosure for the sustainability issues most relevant to investor decision-making.

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Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

We take guidance from the Global Reporting Initiative who have supported the disclosure of the Our Tomorrow sustainability strategy, ensuring we communicate and demonstrate accountability for our impact on the environment, economy and people.

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Women in Finance Charter (WiFC)

We became signatories of the Women in Finance Charter in 2023 and pledge to work together to build a more balanced and fair industry at all levels across the financial services. Through the WiFC, we've committed to implement four key industry actions for promoting gender diversity.

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Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

We began reporting against the TCFD in 2022 to appropriately assess the set of risks related to climate change.

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Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol

In 2022, CMC started collecting Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions using the carbon accounting platform, Normative, which uses the GHG Protocol framework to measure and manage GHG emissions. As a result, the data collection and reporting methodology we've adopted is aligned with their recommendations.

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Business Disability Forum (BDF)

BDF is a leader in disability inclusion. We became members to improve the life experiences of disabled (seen and unseen) employees and clients, by removing barriers to inclusion at CMC.

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Investing in Ethnicity (IIE)

IIE is an all-party membership parliamentary group that wants to build a more equitable society by addressing race and ethnicity inclusion in the workplace. We became members to support our racial equality strategy within CMC.

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Diversity Council of Australia (DCA)

DCA is the independent not-for-profit body leading diversity and inclusion in Australian workplaces. As a member of DCA, CMC Markets and our people receive access to first-class research, on-demand training, events and best practice.