|Industry:||Banking and Insurance|
|Date joined:||10 January, 2003|
|Initiatives:||Principles for Responsible Banking and Principles for Sustainable Insurance|
Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada and the fifth largest cooperative financial group in the world, with assets of $310.9 billion. To meet the diverse needs of its members and clients, Desjardins offers a full range of products and services to individuals and businesses through its extensive distribution network, online platforms, and subsidiaries across Canada. Ranked among the world’s strongest banks according to The Banker magazine, Desjardins has some of the highest capital ratios and credit ratings in the industry.
Desjardins & Sustainability / CSR
Social responsibility goes hand in hand with our mission and cooperative values. As part of our commitment to these values, we’ve been incorporating environmental, social and governance criteria into our activities, to help build a sustainable and responsible economy. At Desjardins, we create quality jobs, support transformational community projects, help businesses grow and set up key initiatives to actively contribute to a just and fair energy transition. As supporters of the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we’re taking concrete measures to reduce the carbon footprint of our operations and fight climate change. This includes focusing our infrastructure investments on renewables and making a formal commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of our own investments. We have also demonstrated our dedication to enriching the lives of individuals and communities by supporting social innovation and establishing ambitious diversity goals. Finally, Desjardins is a leader in the fields of microfinance and financial education, which have underpinned our financial cooperative since its foundation 120 years ago.
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