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As a supporter of the principles of the International Co-operative Alliance, Desjardins Group has always been an advocate of long-term development that balances the 3 dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental.

Accordingly, Desjardins adopted a sustainable development commitment policy to provide a framework for our efforts in terms of products and services, management practices and socio-economic leadership.

Environmental protection is a key factor of our sustainable development commitment policy. To put this commitment into action, Desjardins has implemented various initiatives.


Sustainable development is a collective issue and prompts Desjardins to work with partners, such as:

  • Alliance Switch
  • Bourse de carbone Scol'ERE
  • Coop Carbone
  • Écotech Québec
  • Espace québécois de concertation sur les pratiques d'approvisionnement responsable (ECPAR)
  • The Climate Reality Project Canada
  • David Suzuki Foundation
  • Unpointcinq.ca (site in French only)

Desjardins is also proud to provide financial support to university chairs that allow for the development of a sustainable development expertise in Quebec, including:

  • Chaire en éco-conseil de l'Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
  • Chaire en finance responsable de l'Université de Sherbrooke