120 years and still looking to the future

120 years and still looking to the future (1 min 33 s)

Added on October 5, 2020

Listen to Guy Cormier, President and CEO of Desjardins Group, reflect on the 120-year history of our financial cooperative and the progress we've made thanks to our members and clients. Let's keep moving forward, together.


120 years and still looking to the future (1 min 33 s)

Added on October 5, 2020 | Desjardins Group

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[On-screen text: 120 years and still looking to the future]

[Footage of the sun rising on a park with inspiring music playing.]

Guy Cormier: When I think about Desjardins, the first thing that comes to my mind are our cooperative values.

[On-screen text: Guy Cormier, President & CEO]

[Footage of Guy Cormier walking in the park.]

Guy Cormier: By that, I mean our collective desire to move things forward together. We listen to our members and our clients. We're there for them when it matters most.

[Footage of a couple hugging while looking out the window of an unfurnished apartment. Cut to a young mother holding her newborn and smiling at her partner.]

Guy Cormier: And we enrich the lives of people and communities. Because when you help one person, you help an entire community.

[Footage of men working on a construction site in the city.]

Guy Cormier: Cooperation is a true agent of social change.

[Footage of two women picking up trash on a beach.]

Guy Cormier: We see it every day, all around us. People want a world that is more caring, more responsible, more equitable.

[Footage of a man carrying his young child on his shoulders and pointing to a wind turbine. Cut to a man installing solar panels on a roof.]

Guy Cormier: I truly believe that everyone has something to say, and they should be given a space to do it. That's been one of Desjardins's greatest strengths for the past 120 years. When I look at our rich history, there's certainly a lot to be proud of, and it's truly inspiring to project ourselves into the future.

[Footage of a young man walking through an office. Cut to a young woman facing the camera. Cut to a man working at a desk and looking up at the camera.]

Guy Cormier: The reason we've remained so strong for so long is that we've been able to innovate and to adapt to new realities without ever losing sight of what we do and who we do it for.

[Close-up shot of a young woman looking directly into the camera. Cut to a young girl kneading dough with the help of a professional. Cut to a young man opening a café. Cut to a young man sitting on some steps, wearing a graduation gown.]

Guy Cormier: We're here for each and every person who trusts us with their finances, so we can help them make their dreams and plans a reality. We owe our growth to our members and clients. Together, we are a powerful source, and we will never stop moving forward.

[On-screen text: 120 years. Together]

[Desjardins logo]

[Desjardins jingle]

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