He had arranged to meet in September for “new professional adventures”, after vacations in Saint-Nazaire and Italy. And now Laurent Berger figures prominently in the new governance of Crédit Mutuel, in full “evolution” after the adoption of a new strategic plan. The former figurehead of French trade unionism will not work directly on the group's banking activities, but will direct “The Crédit Mutuel Alliance Fédérale Institute”.
This new entity is defined by the mutual bank as “a first-rate center of expertise” aimed at “making Crédit Mutuel Alliance Fédérale a leader in the climate and environmental revolution”. The creation of this institute is in line with the mission-driven company status recently adopted by Crédit Mutuel. The bank also announced last January that 15% of its net profit will be devoted each year to subjects linked to “the environmental and solidarity revolution”. A small revolution in the banking sector.
Details are lacking on the exact content of the missions assigned to Laurent Berger, but we know that he will take office on September 15 to “prefigure” this center of expertise “so that it will be operational in spring 2024”. Laurent Berger declared to Le Figaro when leaving his position at the CFDT that nothing was “more rewarding” in his eyes than “working for the collective” and that he would continue to be involved.