Sustainable bonds

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Prioritizing sustainable development

At Desjardins, sustainability goes hand in hand with our mission and values and is an integral part of our strategic plan. It benefits the local economy and by extension, our members and clients.

See the Social and Cooperative Responsibility Report

Sustainable Bond Framework

The Desjardins Sustainable Bond Framework allows for the issuance of green, social and sustainability bonds. This framework is consistent with the principles and guidelines of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA).

Desjardins green bonds

The proceeds from these bonds are used to finance eligible green assets.

Eligible green assets

  • Renewable energy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Green buildings
  • Clean transportation
  • Sustainable food productions
  • Environmentally sustainable management of living natural resources and land use
  • Sustainable water and wastewater management
  • Pollution prevention and control

See the ICMA Green Bond Principles

Desjardins social bonds

The proceeds from these bonds are used to finance eligible social assets.

Eligible social assets

  • Affordable housing
  • Employment generation through SME financing
  • Access to essential services

See the ICMA Social Bond Principles

Desjardins sustainability bonds

The proceeds from these bonds are used to finance eligible green and social assets.

See the ICMA Sustainability Bond Guidelines

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