MONTREAL, March 12, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank is proud to announce its partnership with Parcours Développement durable Montréal. Launched by the Ville de Montréal, Ellio and the Conseil des industries durables, the Parcours aims to support 20 Montreal small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) every year in addressing sustainable development challenges and implementing innovative solutions.
The 20 organizations selected for the 2020-2021 cohort will benefit from a 12-month program that includes workshops, training sessions, conferences, networking activities and more. Experts and specialists from different fields will share their knowledge and experience.
One-on-one mentoring will also be offered to women from these SMEs as part of the international Women4Climate initiative. One of them will be mentored by Geneviève Turbide-Potvin, National Bank Vice-President of Commercial Banking for the regions of Montérégie, the Eastern Townships and Northern Quebec.
"National Bank is proud to support businesses that place sustainable development at the heart of what they do. We view this as a concrete application of the Principles for Responsible Banking that we signed last year at the UN. We're confident that the SMEs participating in the Parcours will make a positive impact on their communities and become a source of inspiration," said Claude Breton, Vice-President, Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility at National Bank.
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For further information: Jean-François Cadieux, Senior Advisor - Public Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility, National Bank of Canada, [email protected], Tel.: 514-394-6500
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