Reporting directly to Philippe Brassac, Chief Executive Officer of Crédit Agricole S.A., this division’s objective is to define, promote, lead and coordinate the Crédit Agricole Group’s environmental and societal initiatives, in order to encourage the fullest possible dissemination of a responsible and sustainable approach in all its activities and in its relations with its stakeholders. The newly created division will be responsible for:
- Steering Crédit Agricole’s Societal Project, which promotes the integration of responsible practices into its day-to-day operations, including financial transparency, a solid governance framework, respect for human rights, equal opportunities, and social cohesion.
- Adopting and monitoring sectoral policies and practices favourable to the environment, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the reduction of the ecological footprint, the promotion of renewable energies, the sustainable management of resources, and raising awareness of environmental conservation and the living ecosystem.
- Contributing to responsible risk management to ensure compliance with ethical and legal standards.
- Promoting the financing of projects and businesses having a positive impact on society and the environment, such as initiatives linked to clean energy, education, health, financial inclusion, and social entrepreneurship.
Created as of 1 July 2023, this Division is headed by Éric Campos, whose experience and proven expertise in environmental and social issues will be a real asset.
In this capacity, he has joined Crédit Agricole S.A.’s Executive Committee.
After an initial experience at an African agro-industrial company, Éric Campos joined the French Development Agency in 1993, conducting assessments of development aid programmes and projects in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific zone. In 1996, he was seconded to Société Financière pour le Développement de la Réunion as Deputy Managing Director.
In 2001, he joined the Crédit Agricole Group, where he was successively Chief Financial and Corporates Officer, Director of Corporate Finance and Markets, and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Crédit Agricole Mutuel Réunion Regional Bank. In 2006, he joined Crédit Agricole S.A.’s International Retail Banking division in a development role. In 2010, he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Crédit Agricole Sud Rhône-Alpes Regional Bank. In 2016, he became Chief Executive Officer of the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation before, and in June 2018 he was also appointed Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Crédit Agricole S.A. Since July 2021, he has been Director of Crédit Agricole’s Societal Project, a role that will be expanded to include Chief Executive Officer of Crédit Agricole Transitions & Energies in September 2022.
Éric Campos holds a DEA degree in Foresight and a Master’s degree in Audit and Management Control from Toulouse Business School.
Source: Crédit Agricole