Chief Sustainability Officer, Desjardins Group
Gildas Poissonnier is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Desjardins. He supports the whole financial institution – including banking, lending, P&C and life insurance, and investing – in moving towards its commitment to integrate environmental, social and governance criteria into its decision-making and its operations, and in supporting the development of responsible finance products, in line with Desjardins’ commitment to tackle climate change issues and to foster a fair energy transition, focusing on the long-term socio-economic development of our members and clients.
Before Desjardins, Gildas worked for 11 years at Deloitte, where he led the sustainability and climate change team for Québec. In that position, he supported dozens of public or private organizations through consulting engagements or studies dealing with social and environmental topics. Gildas regularly speaks on the topic of sustainable development and climate change in university education programs or with boards of directors, through a collaboration with the Institute for governance (IGOPP).