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Sustainable Development

Our vision for a sustainable future

As a cooperative, we naturally advocate for a more sustainable and inclusive economy. Our environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives reflect that vision, as do our responsible finance products and services.

Our commitment to responsible finance

We strive to incorporate ESG principles into all our business operations. We support companies that do the same, and we lead by example through our initiatives.

Protecting the environment

We're dedicated to combating climate change by accelerating the transition to renewable energy and aiming for net zero emissions.

Sustainable mobility

To encourage people to adopt more sustainable modes of transportation, our goal is to install 500 electric charging stations across Quebec and Eastern Ontario by the end of 2025.

Circular economy

We're advancing the circular economy through innovative solutions that give our business members a competitive edge.

Business services

We assist our business members and clients with their clean energy transition projects.

Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions

By 2030, we're aiming to reduce our GHG emissions by 50% compared to our 2020 levels.

Our social engagement

We endorse community initiatives that benefit our members and clients.

Together For Our Youth

Through our program, we support hundreds of thousands of young Canadians.

Desjardins Foundation

The Desjardins Foundation contributes to young people's academic success on a yearly basis by awarding student scholarships, grants to schools and organizations and donations to various partners.

Desjardins International Development (DID)

We help vulnerable populations in developing countries improve their financial security.

Impact investing and the Aequitas Fund

Through Aequitas, we support gender equality, fight climate change and work to achieve other UN sustainable development goals.

Our governance initiatives

We've signed internationally recognized responsible finance commitments. Our ESG strategy is in line with our sustainable development policy.

Sustainable development policy

Adopted in 2005, our sustainable development policy applies to all our operations and caisse network. We update the policy every 5 years.

The Paris Agreement

We're working to reduce our GHG emissions in accordance with the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit the global temperature rise to less than 2°C.

Sustainable bonds

We offer our institutional members and clients the opportunity to invest in companies and sectors committed to ESG principles and a sustainable vision.

ESG positions

Over the past few years, we've adopted several strong positions toward industries that pose ESG risks.

Responsible finance products and services

With Desjardins Solutions for a Sustainable Future, discover a range of products and services that can help you achieve your goals, buy a hybrid or electric vehicle and so much more.

Responsible finance resources

Social and Cooperative Responsibility Report

Read our latest Social and Cooperative Responsibility Report and past reports.

Read our reports

Business sustainability

Find out how to make your business more sustainable and why it matters. 

Learn more about business sustainability

Improve your financial literacy

Read a wide range of articles on how to manage your finances and invest based on your values.

Read our articles on personal finance