Climate strategy : Crédit Mutuel Arkéa publishes its commitments for 2024
Brest, 15 April 2021 - Crédit Mutuel Arkéa has announced the formalisation of its commitments to transform its financing and investment practices across all its activities in response to the urgent need to address the climate issue. While this climate strategy is a long-term one, it sets initial medium-term objectives in line with the group's new strategic plan, Transitions 2024. All of these commitments are in line with the banking group’s purpose, adopted at the Annual General Meeting last May.
As a socially responsible, ethical and inclusive company that is attentive to the environment, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa is strengthening the integration of environmental and social issues in all its activities. In view of the urgency of the climate change situation and convinced that it is a performance issue, the group has formalised a climate strategy based on commitments directly related to its business activities. These commitments aim to strengthen the group's commitment to the climate with regard to companies and regions by providing financial and extra-financial support for their environmental transition initiatives, and to integrate climate change into the assessment of the performance and risk of the group's activities.
Crédit Mutuel Arkéa calls on Julien Carmona to stand for election as Director and then Chairman of the Board of Directors
Crédit Mutuel Arkéa has asked Julien Carmona (see attached biography), currently Associate Chief Executive Officer of Nexity, to stand for election as a director of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa. This candidacy was examined at the Board of Directors' meeting held today. Subject to his election as a director by the General Meeting of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa and his appointment by the Board of Directors, Julien Carmona could succeed Jean-Pierre Denis as Chairman of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, who will step down on 11 May, at the General Meeting.
Born in Lannion, Julien Carmona has a thorough knowledge of the banking sector and is particularly attracted to the business model embodied by Crédit Mutuel Arkéa. He is fully committed to a community of values: the primacy of human relations and proximity, sensitivity to territorial attachment, respect for the Group, its history and its cooperative operating methods. He has already acquired a thorough understanding of these values and will be responsible for implementing Crédit Mutuel Arkéa's ambitions, in keeping with its DNA.
Jean-Pierre Denis today informed the Boards of Directors of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne and Crédit Mutuel du Sud-Ouest that he would not seek renewal of his term of office as a director of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa at the general meeting on May 11. He will therefore cease to be Chairman of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa as from that date.
Chairman of the cooperative banking group for the past 13 years, Jean-Pierre Denis has successfully led the Horizons 2015 and Arkéa 2020 strategic plans. Alongside Hélène Bernicot, Chief Executive Officer, and Anne Le Goff, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, he was a promoter of the Transitions 2024 strategic plan, which was presented at the beginning of the year. Transitions 2024 sets out the group's roadmap for the next four years. It also reaffirms that Crédit Mutuel Arkéa's growth trajectory is in line with its independence project from the Crédit Mutuel, which the group is determined to achieve.
Crédit Mutuel Arkéa reveals its new strategic plan "Transitions 2024".
On 28 January the Board of Directors of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa unanimously adopted the group's strategic plan for 2024. Four major areas of development have been identified to ensure that the banking group will pursue its growth trajectory with confidence, in line with its commitment to its stakeholders to support the vitality of its regions. Crédit Mutuel Arkéa unveils a strategy aligned with its purpose, seeking overall performance that takes into account both financial and non-financial objectives.
Transitions 2024, which sets out the group's roadmap for the next four years, takes place in a world heavily impacted by unprecedented environmental, social and economic challenges. It is a world undergoing rapid and major changes, with rapidly evolving needs, expectations and ways of consumption.
It is the concrete implementation of the commitments made through the Group's purpose, expressed in 2019 and adopted at the Annual General Meeting in May 2020.