Montreal, March 11, 2021 – Bâtirente announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Yvan Duceppe, Treasurer of the Confédération des syndicaux nationaux (CSN), as its Chair. Mr. Duceppe succeeds Pierre Patry, former Treasurer of the CSN, now retired, who chaired Bâtirente’s Board of Directors for 17 years.
“Elected for the first time in March 2004, Pierre Patry has strongly supported the actions and initiatives that make Bâtirente a leader today. He has also championed and defended environmental and sustainable development causes, both at the CSN and at Bâtirente,” said Mr. Duceppe. “It is an honour to succeed him.”
For his part, Mr. Patry says that “it is with a sense of pride and fulfillment of duty that I step down as Chair of Bâtirente. Today, our corporation is a strong, responsible and solid retirement system for our 23,000 CSN affiliated members.” He concluded with these words: “I know that my successor, Yvan Duceppe, also has our fiduciary responsibility to our members at heart and that he will ensure the continued success of Bâtirente.”
Yvan Duceppe was elected to the CSN treasury in January 2021 at its 66th Congress. Activist for 26 years, he was elected to the treasury of the CSN’s Fédération des professionnèles in 2000. The new Chair graduated from the École des hautes études commerciales de Montréal in Business Administration, with a concentration in Public Accounting and Finance. In addition, he holds the professional title of CPA. Since 1991, he has held the position of Finance and Administration Advisor at MCE Conseils. Since 2007, he has sat as an external member of the Board of Directors on Bâtirente’s audit committee. To learn more about Mr. Duceppe, see his portrait.
Bâtirente is a group retirement system created in 1987 at the initiative of the CSN. It allows 23,000 workers, grouped in 300 labour unions, to benefit from pension plans tailored to their needs by pooling their savings.
A pioneer in responsible investing in Quebec, Bâtirente believes that actively managing its investee companies’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks helps ensure long-term economic and social development, as well as sound capitalization of the pension plan, which are both required for sustainable financial performance.
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