Launch: Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins International Institute for Cooperatives at the International Summit of Cooperatives

Time: October 8, 2014
Place: Québec City Convention Centre, Québec

HEC Montréal and the Mouvement Desjardins announce the new Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins International Institute for Cooperatives, founding Institute of the International Research Centre on Cooperative Finance (IRCCF), in conjunction with the 2nd International Summit of Cooperatives. The objectives of the Institute will be to promote the development of advanced research into financial cooperatives and encourage research into non-financial cooperatives. As well as offering a forum for different players in the cooperative movement, where they can meet, debate and learn, it will foster and support the development and sharing of best practices in the management of cooperatives, reflecting the needs of the cooperative community.

The objectives of the Institute will be to promote the development of advanced research into financial cooperatives and encourage research into non-financial cooperatives. As well as offering a forum for different players in the cooperative movement, where they can meet, debate and learn, it will foster and support the development and sharing of best practices in the management of cooperatives, reflecting the needs of the cooperative community.

A press conference will be held for this special occasion. Ms. Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the Board and President and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group, alongside with Rym Ayadi, Director of the Institute and founding Director of the IRCCF, will explain the importance of the role the Institute will play in terms of developing and sharing knowledge on the cooperative movement.