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Pauline D’Amboise

Secretary General & Vice President, Governance and Social Responsibility, Desjardins Group

Under Pauline’s leadership, Desjardins transformed their environmental policy from a simple guideline in to a highly sophisticated, fully integrated operation. Today, the credit union boasts a dedicated advisory green team, a social responsibility report (GRI4), a full range of eco-responsible financial products and services, green building initiatives, responsible sourcing and the support of university research in the fields of social responsibility and cooperatives. By leveraging a partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation, Pauline was able to situate Desjardins as a local powerhouse for change through their assistance in launching SWITCH, an environmental alliance in Quebec City with the goal of accelerating the city’s transition to a green economy.