Careers - 07.01.2019
The banking jobs : Manager at BNP Paribas Consulting & Transformation
Wilson Coteiro was one of the first people to join BNP Paribas Consulting & Transformation when it was created in 2014. Now he serves as the manager of this team, taking on challenges and innovations in a constantly bustling environment. Let’s dive into the heart of consulting at BNP Paribas.
Press release - 08.01.2019
BNP Paribas Wealth Management presents its convictions for 2019: focus on 10 investment themes
Good trend of economic growth and earnings, improvement in the stock market environment and easing political tensions underpin the 2019 investment themes selected by BNP Paribas Wealth Management strategists in the US, Europe and Asia to guide investors towards attractive opportunities. These themes – anticipating markets’ growth potential – are therefore oriented towards taking risk and mostly focus on equity markets. The first two, however, offer alternatives for investors with a more conservative risk profile. The 10 investment themes are articulated as follows: cautious strategies, themes dedicated to Asia, themes dedicated to equity markets and theme dedicated to currency diversification.
Group - 09.01.2019
The cost of education: What financing solutions are available?
Be it tuition, living costs, or studying abroad, education is becoming increasingly expensive in many countries. Today, banks can play a key role in empowering students to continue their education in the best conditions. BNP Paribas is committed to supporting young people through offers tailored to their individual career plans.
Economy - 11.01.2019
7 days of Economics: US, The Powell put
Press release - 14.01.2019
BNP Paribas announces new appointments in its Nordic division to support its growth ambitions
BNP Paribas strengthens its position as a leading European bank in the Nordic region with senior appointments across its banking business
Group - 15.01.2019
Intergenerational dialogue: Discover the testimony of Anne and Alexandre
In 2017, BNP Paribas launched its first intergenerational network, called WeGenerations. Learn why, from Alexandre Belin, a consultant at BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB), who has been in the position for the past two years, and from Anne Kozlow, Head of Human Resources France at BNP Paribas Wealth Management, who has been with the Group for 13 years.
Economy - 16.01.2019
Economy : The projections for 2019 by William De Vijlder, Head of Economic Research at BNP Paribas
It’s the time of year again when economists issue their annual assessments—what are the highlights from the past 12 months? What do they mean? What trends lie on the horizon? William De Vijlder, Head of Economic Research for the BNP Paribas Group, looks back on 2018 and shares his forecast for 2019.
Innovation - 17.01.2019
Meet BNP Paribas at the Paris Fintech Forum 2019
Come and discover the latest trends in digital finance and Fintech at the 4th Paris Fintech Forum on 29 and 30 January 2019, at Palais Brongniart in Paris! With our experience as a partner for Fintechs, we shall be present throughout the forum to talk with participants.
CSR - 17.01.2019
Climate change: BNP Paribas’s strategy recognized by ShareAction
Combating climate change has become one of the major challenges of the 21st century. Mindful of the stakes of this effort, BNP Paribas has committed to promoting the energy transition and reducing carbon emissions. This commitment was recognized by the British NGO ShareAction, whose recent reports — Banking on a Low-Carbon Future (2017) and Getting to Green (2018) — rank the Group as the most active European bank in this area.
Careers - 18.01.2019
The banking jobs : Head of Global IT Solutions and Services
Yazid Allal is Head of Global IT Solutions and Services at BNP Paribas Group. In this capacity, he keeps a close eye on all the latest developments in new technologies. His ultimate goal is to help build the bank of tomorrow. Let’s learn more.
Economy - 18.01.2019
7 days of Economics: Brexit, the cost of uncertainty
Economy - 21.01.2019
Podcast "Macro Waves": 3 episodes to understand the challenges of globalization
After looking at monetary policy and green finance, "Macro Waves", the podcast by BNP Paribas Economic Research, returns in January with a series of three podcast on globalization with William De Vijlder, Group Chief Economist at BNP Paribas Economic Research.
CSR - 21.01.2019
Sustainable agriculture—an imperative for emerging markets
Agriculture will need to overcome the major challenges of rising global demand for food (fueled by population growth and dietary changes) and climate change. The US National Academy of Sciences warns that climate change may trigger crop failures for one third of all fruits and vegetables. A more sustainable form of agriculture is part of the solution. BNP Paribas is one of the most committed private sector players in this area, notably working to support farms in India and Indonesia, to optimize their productivity and reduce their carbon footprint.
CSR - 22.01.2019
“Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations”: BNP Paribas, 1st European bank in terms of sustainable development
In 2019, BNP Paribas appears for the fifth year running on the list of the “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations”, published annually at the occasion of the World Economic Forum opening in Davos, by the Canadian magazine Corporate Knights.
Press release - 22.01.2019
BNP Paribas Signs an Agreement with IBM Services to further deploy its Cloud Strategy
In addition to its Private Cloud, BNP Paribas will now integrate the IBM Cloud solution, hosted in dedicated BNP Paribas data centres. This agreement will also enable the bank to strengthen its ability to subscribe to “As a Service” IT services through IBM Public Cloud solutions. This new step in BNP Paribas's cloud strategy will support the digitisation of the bank, offering customers the best services while ensuring the security and confidentiality of their data.
Careers - 24.01.2019
The banking jobs : Branch Manager
Digital, commercial, and management—it’s with these three words that Quentin Descouens summarizes his role as Branch Manager. As the head of the BNP Paribas branch in Meaux, Seine-et-Marne, he describes the new issues that branches face today, which are far removed from common misconceptions and stereotypes.
Group - 24.01.2019
BNP Paribas, partner of Epic: philanthropy 4.0
Founded in 2014, the non-profit start-up Epic works to protect children and young people around the world by combating the inequalities that plague them. Convinced that “giving must become the norm”, Chairman and Founder Alexandre Mars has drawn inspiration from his entrepreneurial background to reimagine philanthropy.
Corporate philanthropy - 25.01.2019
#JazzPortraits: Anne Paceo, a globetrotting, bewitchingly poetic drummer
Born in 1984, Anne Paceo, a globetrotting drummer and an eclectic, passionate composer, is leading an international career performing on every continent. The BNP Paribas Foundation first met the musician while she was preparing her record Yôkai and has backed her projects since 2015.
Economy - 25.01.2019
7 days of Economics: When environmental, trade and social policies meet
Careers - 28.01.2019
The banking jobs : Business Development Manager
Hugues Thierry has worked as Business Development Manager for BNP Paribas in Mumbai, India, for nearly three years. Prior to this, he worked for 10 years in Taiwan and Singapore, where he held several positions with the Group. We sat down with him to talk about his career at BNP Paribas and his experience in Asia.
Economy - 29.01.2019
What is fueling the boom in rental property investment?
Demand for rental homes has surged across major cities in Europe, Asia and North America. In many cases, this often triggers a rise in rental property investment, like in France where the share of these investments has climbed 17.5% in two years. What factors are fueling this boom? Discover insights and information about property investment products with BNP Paribas.
Press release - 29.01.2019
BNP Paribas maintains its leadership position among European banks for Large Corporate Banking and Cash Management
BNP Paribas today announces that it has been ranked first place, according to the Greenwich Associates Study in European Top-Tier Large Corporate Banking and Cash Management. This reaffirms the bank’s existing market-leading position across European in cash management and corporate banking.
Press release - 30.01.2019
Last Secondary Offering of First Hawaiian Common Stock
On 29 January 2019, First Hawaiian, Inc. (“FHI”) announced the launch of a new secondary offering of shares of its common stock (the “Secondary Offering”).
Careers - 31.01.2019
BNP Paribas obtains 2019 Top Employers Europe certification
For the sixth year in a row, BNP Paribas has received the Top Employers Europe label, with certification for 6 countries: Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland and Turkey.
Group - 01.02.2019
BNP Paribas partners Synergie Solaire, the endowment fund for access to renewable energy
Synergie Solaire, an endowment fund in the European renewable energy sector, has been deploying solutions for access to sustainable energy throughout the world with its partner NGOs since 2010.
Economy - 01.02.2019
7 days of Economics: Fed turning a corner, but into which direction?
Group - 03.02.2019
#PositiveBanking: a communication to assert our positive impact on our customers and society
“Positive Banking” expresses the vision of BNP Paribas by combining our banking business in the broad sense, which is to offer our customers an increasingly efficient and tailored service, with our contribution to building a more balanced, sustainable world.
Careers - 04.02.2019
The banking jobs : Legal Counsel
From opening a new bank account and subscribing to an insurance policy or mobile plan, to signing up for a newsletter, you share personal data every time you take on a new service. As a result, protecting this data has emerged as one of today’s biggest challenges. Within the BNP Paribas Group, legal counsels such as Lorraine Morel help to put in place measures designed to protect customer data. Discover this fast-growing professional field.
Press release - 05.02.2019
Apple Pay arrives for BNP Paribas and Hello bank! Customers in France
From today, BNP Paribas and Hello bank! customers in France can now use Apple Pay, an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient.
Press release - 06.02.2019
BNP Paribas Group: Results as at 31 December 2018
The Board of Directors of BNP Paribas met on 5 February 2019. The meeting was chaired by Jean Lemierre and the Board examined the Group’s results for the fourth quarter and endorsed the 2018 financial statements.
Group - 06.02.2019
BNP Paribas Aqua, a fund dedicated to the water industry
Water is an increasingly rare and precious resource. Water purification, access to drinking water, climate change and its consequences are some of the major challenges the water industry is now facing. To support the industry, the Group launched a dedicated fund in 2008 called BNP Paribas Aqua, which invests in shares of international companies whose activity is related to water treatment: water infrastructure, treatment and purification, municipal services, etc. Learn more below.
Economy - 08.02.2019
7 days of Economics: Eurozone, what does weakening sentiment tell us about growth?
Careers - 11.02.2019
The banking jobs : Compliance Officer and Head of AML Division
Anton Razumnyi, Compliance Officer and Head of the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) division at UKRSIBBANK in Kiev, Ukraine, has been with the bank for 20 years. In this article, we hear about his career path through different functions at the bank, and how his breadth of experience helps him in his current role.
Corporate philanthropy - 11.02.2019
The Jazz à l’Etage Festival is turning 10!
The Jazz à l’Etage Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary in Saint-Malo and the Rennes metropolitan area from February 9th to March 9th. Its ambitious program combines young talent and well-known musicians.
Tennis - 12.02.2019
Participate in the 2nd edition of Roland-Garros eSeries by BNP Paribas
On 12th of February 2019, Roland Garros, BNP Paribas and BIGBEN are delighted to announce the second edition of the Roland-Garros eSeries by BNP Paribas, an e-sport competition played on the Tennis World Tour video game, which will crown this year’s world tennis gaming champion.
Corporate philanthropy - 13.02.2019
Portrait of Jann Gallois, bold choregrapher
The choreographer Jann Gallois, supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation, will perform Compact and Diagnostic F20.9 at Chaillot-Théâtre national de la Danse from 19 to 22 February.
Economy - 15.02.2019
7 days of Economics: Foreign versus domestic drivers of weaker sentiment
Press release - 15.02.2019
Notification by the ECB of the 2018 Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP)
BNP Paribas has received the notification by the European Central Bank of the outcome of the 2018 Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP) confirming the Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) requirement that the Group has to respect on a consolidated basis.
Corporate philanthropy - 18.02.2019
Corporate philanthropy & Scientific research: The BNP Paribas Foundation launches a new call for projects on climate and biodiversity
On Monday, February 11th 2019, the BNP Paribas Foundation launched a new call for projects to improve knowledge about the interactions between climate and biodiversity, and their heavy consequences on human societies. With a 6 million euros budget, the Climate & Biodiversity Initiative program will support 6 to 8 scientific research projects from 2020 to 2022.
Economy - 19.02.2019
Money creation: how does it work?
With the European Central Bank (ECB) recently unveiling its new €100 and €200 banknotes, we decided to take a closer look at how bills are printed, as well as the larger concept of ‘money creation’. What does this term mean? What role do the ECB and commercial banks play in this process? We sought answers from Laurent Quignon, head of the Banking Economics team at BNP Paribas.
Careers - 20.02.2019
The banking jobs : Intelligent Automation Engineer
Michele Kidane Mariam is an Intelligent Automation Engineer at BNL in Rome. Here, he tells us about data-driven development processes, the power of today’s computational technology, and much more.
Press release - 21.02.2019
2019 BNP Paribas Global Entrepreneur Report: The entrepreneurial journey and its impact on private wealth
The 5th edition of the BNP Paribas Wealth Management Global Entrepreneur Report unveils the different stages of maturity of the business lifecycle of the Elite Entrepreneurs and the need for family governance.
Press release - 21.02.2019
BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions & 3 Step IT join forces to offer more sustainable technology lifecycle management throughout Europe
BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and 3 Step IT announce they have agreed to create a European strategic alliance. It will provide complete, sustainable, technology lifecycle management solutions internationally. This service offer, deeply rooted in the circular economy, will meet organisations’ demands for more flexible and sustainable product as a service solutions. This alliance will be effective in the 20* European countries where each of the partners operates, as part of a partnership developed under the name “BNP Paribas 3 Step IT". Within the partnership, a joint venture operation will trade in 11 countries, starting in France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Economy - 22.02.2019
7 days of Economics: European Union, China exposure and export sentiment
Innovation - 27.02.2019
A look back over the Paris Fintech Forum 2019
On 29 and 30 January, BNP Paribas, as Platinum partner, attended the Paris Fintech Forum organised at the Palais Brongniart. The fourth edition of the event attracted 2,700 visitors from 75 different countries, while the BNP Paribas lounge attracted more than 1,000 visitors. We take a look back on the two days of sharing and discussion about digital finance.
Press release - 01.03.2019
Sale of SBI Life shares by BNP Paribas Group
Sale of SBI Life shares by BNP Paribas Group BNP Paribas announces the sale on the Bombay Stock Exchange of 9.23% of SBI Life capital by its insurance subsidiary BNP Paribas Cardif on 1 March 2019. BNP Paribas Cardif sold on the market 92.25 million shares of SBI Life, of which 90 million have been acquired by an affiliate entity of The Carlyle Group. It is expected that this transaction will generate a capital gain after tax of more than 450 million euros in BNP Paribas Group first quarter 2019 results and will have a positive impact on the Group CET1 ratio of close to 5bp as at 31 March 2019 (after applying a dividend pay-out ratio of 50%). Following this transaction, BNP Paribas Cardif will hold a stake of 12.77% in SBI Life capital.
Economy - 01.03.2019
7 days of Economics: Sentiment measures offer mixed picture
Group - 04.03.2019
BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and 3 Step IT offer a full range of services
BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and 3 Step IT have announced the creation of an European strategic alliance. It will provide complete, sustainable, technology lifecycle management solutions internationally. This service offer, deeply rooted in the circular economy, will meet organisations’ demands for more flexible and sustainable product as a service solutions. This alliance will be effective in the 20 European countries where each of the partners operates, as part of a partnership developed under the name “BNP Paribas 3 Step IT”. Within the partnership, a joint venture operation will trade in 11 countries, starting in France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Entrepreneurship - 05.03.2019
Women Entrepreneurs—Strength in Networks
In May 2018, the Women Initiative Foundation—in partnership with BNP Paribas Wealth Management and with support from CEDE – ESSEC—published a study on entrepreneurship and gender stereotypes in Europe. Its goal was to measure diversity in entrepreneurship and learn more about the obstacles facing women entrepreneurs. Results and analysis below.
Economy - 06.03.2019
Events that will impact the economy in 2019
Brexit, European elections, the US primaries... 2019 promises to be geopolitically intense and uncertain. How will these events impact the global economy? William De Vijlder, Group Chief Economist of BNP Paribas, shares his analysis.
CSR - 07.03.2019
BNP Paribas announces the launch of three new Social Impact Bonds in France
On March 7th 2019, the Ministry for Ecological and Inclusive Transition will celebrate the launch of three new French Social Impact Bonds, structured by BNP Paribas: Wimoov, Article 1 and La Cravate Solidaire.
Entrepreneurship - 07.03.2019
From financing to other types of backing, how banks support startups
Keenly aware of the innovative capacity of startups and their development potential, banks work closely with them – like BNP Paribas does, collaborating with 3,000 young innovative companies. What form does this cooperation take in practice?
Group - 08.03.2019
UN Women and BNP Paribas launch a programme to promote women’s economic empowerment in northern Senegal
On 8 March 2019, UN Women and BNP Paribas signed a partnership to develop climate-resilient agriculture and women’s entrepreneurship in Northern Senegal, called PAFADD (Projet d’Appui aux Femmes dans l’Agriculture et le Développement Durable, or "project to support women in agriculture and sustainable development").
CSR - 12.03.2019
Green bonds - the reasons for their success
Since the first Climate Awareness Bond was issued in 2007, green bonds have enjoyed staggering success. As the fight against climate change increases, BNP Paribas has become a leader in this fast developing market. Watch our video for details from our expert, Neven Graillat.
Corporate philanthropy - 13.03.2019
One Planet Fellowship—When women inspire the Bill & Melinda Gates and BNP Paribas Foundations
Africa is a continent that is especially vulnerable to climate change, with its agriculture and food supply particularly at risk. The consequences of this will impact women the most, as they form the backbone of the continent’s agricultural sector and produce as much as 80% of its food. In addition, Africa lacks the robust scientific data needed for governments and local stakeholders to develop adaptive measures.
Press release - 14.03.2019
BNP Paribas reinforces its commitment to tennis and its support of young generations through training programmes with John and Patrick McEnroe in the US and with Yannick Noah in France
In May 2018, BNP Paribas launched the ‘BNP Paribas Young Talent Team’ initiative, mentored by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and in association with the French Tennis Federation, to give the most deserving and promising young talent the best possible chance of reaching the highest levels of the sport. This support for the younger generations in tennis is taking on a new international dimension in 2019 with the launch of a team of young US players, the ‘BNP Paribas Mac 1 Team’, who will be coached in New York by John and Patrick McEnroe. BNP Paribas is also setting up a team of young talent within Yannick Noah’s charity organization ‘Fête le Mur’ for younger players. Through these 3 initiatives, BNP Paribas will support the training of 50 young tennis hopefuls in 2019.
Tennis - 15.03.2019
BNP Paribas extends its support for the next generation of tennis players
In 2018, BNP Paribas launched an initiative to help create the next generation of top-level tennis players. A total of 50 promising young players, aged between 5 and 18, are involved in the various support programmes created by BNP Paribas in France and the United States.
Entrepreneurship - 15.03.2019
How to properly structure a Social Impact Bond: challenges and opportunities
On the occasion of the Barometer of Social Entrepreneurship 2019's publication, published by Convergences, Maha Keramane, Head of Social Entrepreneurship and Microfinance Europe at BNP Paribas and Emmanuelle Davy, Social Entrepreneurship Project Manager explain the stakes and the impacts of the Social Impact Bond .
Economy - 15.03.2019
7 days of Economics: China, towards a stabilisation of growth? Not yet
Corporate philanthropy - 18.03.2019
Portrait of Kaori Ito: inviting intimacy on stage
Kaori Ito is a Japanese dancer and choreographer supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation since 2015 who has worked with the greatest choreographers of her generation. Based in France since the early 2000s, she has performed with many ballet companies worldwide. From 21 to 24 March 2019, she will share the stage at the CENTQUATRE Paris with actor and dancer Miraï Moriyama.
Press release - 18.03.2019
Insurer BNP Paribas Cardif sets target of 3.5 billion euros in green investments by end 2020
The company is strengthening the socially responsible investment strategy initiated in 2008, taking new measures to support the energy transition and reduce ecological footprints.
Entrepreneurship - 19.03.2019
#agiletribe BNP Paribas: positive transformation requires sharing skills
Combining pleasure and efficiency at work is possible. That is what the #agiletribe offers. For nearly 4 years, this BNP Paribas intrapreneurship program initiative has helped talented employees with skills useful to the Group to carry out short missions in parallel with their daily work.
Press release - 20.03.2019
BNP Paribas Asset Management takes a step further in its commitment to sustainable investment and launches ambitious, firm-wide sustainability strategy
Firm-wide strategy to enhance and accelerate commitment to sustainable investment Clear definition and application across AUM. Four core components: ESG integration; stewardship; exclusions; and a forward-looking perspective Firm-wide targets for measuring and progressively aligning investments with a sustainable future. KPIs relating to: energy transition, environment sustainability, equality and inclusive growth 25 person strong Sustainability Centre, with 14 people hired since mid-2018, with an average experience of over 10 years in sustainability
CSR - 20.03.2019
Millennials and sustainable finance
Now worth €1 trillion in France, SRI (socially responsible investment) funds are the vanguard of a new kind of finance, one that is more responsible and attuned to social and environmental challenges. Millennials, born between 1985 and 2000, place a lot of importance on the social and environmental impact of their behaviors, purchases and investments. Béatrice Verger, Head of SRI Promotion at BNP Paribas Asset Management, discusses the growing affinity of young customers for SRI funds.
Innovation - 22.03.2019
The major trends shaking up retail
Driven by e-commerce and new consumer habits, retail is now a booming sector. With sales websites and apps, street-level storefronts, shopping malls, retail parks and more, the sector continues to evolve from one year to the next—as do the investment opportunities. Learn more below.
Press release - 22.03.2019
BNP Paribas and the ITF announce the next phase of their long-standing association: focus on women and junior tennis, while ending the ‘BNP Paribas Davis Cup’ title sponsorship
BNP Paribas and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) decided to conclude 17-year title sponsorship of Davis Cup. “Davis Cup by BNP Paribas” thus rebrands as “Davis Cup, The World Cup of Tennis”. BNP Paribas title sponsorship of the ITF women’s competition ‘Fed Cup by BNP Paribas’, junior tournaments ‘Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas’ and ‘Junior Davis Cup by BNP Paribas’, the wheelchair event ‘BNP Paribas World Team Cup’ and ITF coaches conferences continue. BNP Paribas, which has supported tennis for more than 45 years, reaffirms its commitment to support all levels and dimensions of this sport, in France and abroad.
Economy - 22.03.2019
7 days of Economics: US, Discomforting dots
Press release - 26.03.2019
BNP Paribas joins forces with the Grameen Creative Lab to foster the creation of social businesses and positive-impact products within the bank
Group - 27.03.2019
Deutsche Börse, with the support of BNP Paribas, launches a new Positive Incentive Loan
On March 26, Deutsche Börse, a German company specialising in stock market transactions and its subsidiary for post-trading services, Clearstream Banking S.A, announced that they would be extending their existing credit line with a Positive Incentive Loan.
Economy - 28.03.2019
Asia Region: the economic outlook for 2019
Although confronting new challenges, Asia's economy is still the world's growth engine, accounting for 62% of global GDP growth. In an uncertain international context, what is the outlook for 2019? Christine Peltier, Deputy Head of the Country risk team in the Economic Research Department, Economist for China and Vietnam, gives us her analysis.
Press release - 29.03.2019
Sale of SBI Life shares by BNP Paribas Group
BNP Paribas announces the sale on the Bombay Stock Exchange of 50.74 million shares of SBI Life (i.e. 5.07% of its capital) by its insurance subsidiary BNP Paribas Cardif on 29 March 2019. It is expected that this transaction will generate a capital gain after tax of about 300 million euros in BNP Paribas Group first quarter 2019. Following this transaction, BNP Paribas Cardif will hold a stake of 7.70% in SBI Life capital.
Economy - 29.03.2019
7 days of Economics: Eurozone growth, some hopeful signs
Press release - 01.04.2019
BNP Paribas Asset Management launches THEAM Quant Europe Climate Carbon Offset Plan, the first UCITS fund established under French law* with carbon offset mechanism
A major innovation: the fund aims to combine financial returns from the European equity market with a positive impact on climate change
Careers - 02.04.2019
The banking jobs : Professional Account Manager
As a Professional Account Manager, Marie-Line Eyermann helps business owners develop their activity in order to turn their plans into reality. Her job combines the two things she likes most—finance and human relationships. Let’s meet this passionate manager.
Innovation - 02.04.2019
Back from the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit 2019
During the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit on 14 and 15 March 2019 in Paris that was dedicated to Deep Tech, start-ups got the chance to pit their technological and scientific knowledge in an international contest. Here’s a picture report on Deep Techs that took part.
Entrepreneurship - 03.04.2019
Entrepreneurship: African momentum
$725 million: that is the amount raised by African startups in 2018, versus $560 million in 2017. Like the continent, the potential of these startups is huge. And this boom is not just limited to startups. The Total Early-Stage Entrepreneurial Activity (TEA) rate for African women is now the highest in the world (24%), while Social Business is thriving. BNP Paribas and its subsidiaries not only support the development of African entrepreneurs, but also encourage an entrepreneurial mindset in their employees. Analysis.
Group - 05.04.2019
2019 LinkedIn Top Companies: BNP Paribas, the most attractive company in France
LinkedIn, the world’s leading professional network, has just published the fourth edition of its Top Companies ranking. The ranking honours employers who attract talent and retain their staff. BNP Paribas topped the ranking, becoming the most attractive employer in France in 2019.
Economy - 08.04.2019
7 days of Economics: Starting to look a bit better
Press release - 09.04.2019
Investors increasing ESG investment in line with the UN SDGs, but integration barriers remain, finds BNP Paribas Securities Services study
A BNP Paribas Securities Services survey of asset managers and owners incorporating ESG strategies reveals further ESG integration by investors, with over 65% of respondents aligning their investment framework with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Data and technology costs remain barriers to ESG integration, but investors are optimistic, with over 90% predicting more than 25% of their funds will be allocated towards ESG by 2021.
Economy - 12.04.2019
7 days of Economics: Three different messages from Washington DC
Group - 16.04.2019
BNP Paribas in Morocco: Supporting sustainable growth
BNP Paribas' subsidiary in Morocco, BMCI, entered the final phase of its 2015-2020 strategic transformation plan. The objective: To strengthen its position as a financial partner of reference in the Moroccan market. BMCI is thus a major player in the Moroccan banking sector and demonstrates its ability to support the development of society and the country's economic growth.
Corporate philanthropy - 16.04.2019
#JazzPortraits: Thomas Enhco, the pianist with two loves
The BNP Paribas Foundation has been supporting pianist, violinist and composer Thomas Enhco since 2013. Alone, in a trio or with a classical music ensemble, he is an inspired improviser who puts narration and emotion at the heart of his compositions.
BNP Paribas commits €20 million towards the rebuilding of Notre Dame
The BNP Paribas Group and all its employees, deeply moved by the terrible fire that struck Paris’s cathedral, have committed to enable its rebuilding. BNP Paribas commits €20 million and matches employee and client donations.
Press release - 18.04.2019
Agrifrance unveils its annual report focusing on the rural land market in Britain
Agrifrance, a specialist division of BNP Paribas Wealth Management, has just published its special report on France’s rural land market, this year comparing it with the market in Britain.
Corporate philanthropy - 22.04.2019
Spring to the rhythm of jazz
The BNP Paribas Foundation is celebrating the arrival of spring with the jazz festivals it supports in France and abroad. Here’s a look at three key festivals this year.
Careers - 23.04.2019
The banking jobs : Agile & Lean Transformation Agent
Alice joined BNL Group in 2012. She first worked in customer satisfaction team and like Lean & Process Change Agent before becoming an Agile and Lean Transformation Agent. In 2016, she embarked on a new mission to support teams, across the whole group, with the bank’s digital transformation and new practices. Everyday, she helps them navigate change and create valuable products and services. She tells us more about her job, in which she finds a real sense of purpose.
Innovation - 26.04.2019
How is BNP Paribas adapting to the Artificial Intelligence revolution?
From autonomous vehicles to chatbots, from predictive maintenance to medical diagnostic support, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming each and every sector of the economy, and its limits have yet to be defined. What is AI all about? How is it changing the business world? What are its fields of application in the banking sector? Hugues Even, Chief Data Officer at Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB), decodes this true revolution.
Press release - 26.04.2019
Richard Clarke-Jervoise appointed Global Head of Private Equity & Private Debt Investments of BNP Paribas Wealth Management
Richard Clarke-Jervoise took up his post as Global Head of Private Equity & Private Debt Investments on 15 April 2019 He will report to Claire Roborel de Climens, Global Head of Private and Alternative Investments at BNP Paribas Wealth Management Since 1998, BNP Paribas Wealth Management has established a proven track record in Private Equity investments offered to its clients
Corporate philanthropy - 26.04.2019
Soil: an overlooked ally in the fight against global warming
Keeping global warming below the threshold of 2°C would require halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. But is this goal realistic? It may indeed be possible thanks to cultivable soil and its carbon storage capacity. This is the theory backed by the project SoCa (Soil Carbon), supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation and coordinated by the Research Institute for Development (RID).
CSR - 26.04.2019
BNP Paribas Securities Services ESG Global Survey 2019 : trends and key figures
BNP Paribas Securities Services' ESG Global Survey 2019 confirms the increasing importance of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria in the decision-making process of investors and asset managers. The positive impact on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is now becoming an additional factor in the choice of asset owners and managers.
Group - 29.04.2019
Nordic region: an opportunity for Europe?
BNP Paribas is strengthening its position as the leading European bank in Northern Europe—now a priority region in its strategy—through a series of new appointments. The Group plans to develop its CIB activities and continue its expansion in the region. Learn more about Northern Europe’s banking sector, as well as the Group’s activities and opportunities in the region.
Economy - 30.04.2019
What are the best stock market indexes to “track”?
CAC 40®, S&P500®, Eurostoxx50®—what exactly do these stock market indexes reflect? How are their prices calculated? How should you pick the right index for your investment? Bertrand Alfandari, ETF Development Manager at BNP Paribas Asset Management answers our questions.
Press release - 02.05.2019
BNP Paribas Group: Results as at 31 March 2019
The Board of Directors of BNP Paribas met on 30 April 2019. The meeting was chaired by Jean Lemierre and the Board examined the Group’s results for the first quarter 2019.
Economy - 03.05.2019
To be sustainable, growth must be inclusive
In the three latest episodes of our podcast Macro Waves, William De Vijlder, Head of Economic Research at BNP Paribas Group, advocates an inclusive economic growth model that will benefit everyone and respects the environment. Explanations.
Press release - 06.05.2019
Mr. Christian Noyer is appointed as non-voting director (censeur)
During its meeting on 30 April 2019, on the proposal of the Chairman and after consulting with the Governance, Ethics, Nominations and CSR Committee, BNP Paribas’ Board of Directors has decided to appoint Mr. Christian Noyer as a non-voting director (censeur).
Innovation - 07.05.2019
Viva Technology 2019: Dive into the world of positive impact innovation
Viva Technology, the international innovation and start up show will be held in Paris from 16 to 18 May 2019 at the Versailles Gate Exhibition. The event, co organised by Publicis Group and the Les Echos Group, brings together start ups and companies from around the world around a common idea: placing technological innovation at the heart of the positive transformation of our society in order to shape tomorrow's world.
Entrepreneurship - 07.05.2019
BGL BNP Paribas joins the social entrepreneurs’ label Act for Impact
BGL BNP Paribas, a key player in social entrepreneurship and innovation in Luxembourg for the past decade, has officially joined the “Act for Impact” programme that aims to bring suitable solutions to social entrepreneurs and facilitate a positive social and environmental impact. “Act for Impact” forms part of BNP Paribas’s global strategy to support social businesses, and was already implemented in France in 2018.
Corporate philanthropy - 09.05.2019
Dream Up in Marseille: showcasing dance and performing arts to young people from underprivileged areas
The BNP Paribas Foundation is working closely with young people in local areas thanks to the partnership with KLAP, Maison pour la Danse in Marseille, as part of its Dream Up program.
Careers - 10.05.2019
When Artificial Intelligence participates in recruitment
As the competition to attract talent intensifies from year to year, large groups and SMEs alike are seeking to use the best technology to improve their HR processes. Artificial intelligence (AI) offers the opportunity to help recruiters in their activities whilst also improving the experience for candidates.
Innovation - 10.05.2019
BNP Paribas at #VivaTech : discover the program of Thursday 16 May!
From Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 May 2019, join us at Viva Technology on our Open Innovation Lab dedicated to Positive Banking: an experiential environment presenting 45 innovative projects developed by the Group in collaboration with start-ups.
Group - 13.05.2019
"The bank with an IT budget of more than EUR6 billion a year!" - Jean-Laurent Bonnafé - Les Echos
Interview with Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Director and Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas - by Nicolas Barré, Edouard Lederer, Thibaut Madelin for Les Echos.
Innovation - 13.05.2019
BNP Paribas at #VivaTech : discover the program of Friday 17 May!
From Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 May 2019, join us at Viva Technology on our Open Innovation Lab dedicated to Positive Banking: an experiential environment presenting 45 innovative projects developed by the Group with partner start-ups.
Careers - 13.05.2019
The banking jobs : Assistant Vice President – Enterprise data management
Within the Group’s Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) arm, Maude Lecluyse works on data governance for North America. She spoke to us about her job and explains why she and BNP Paribas were destined for each other.
Innovation - 14.05.2019
BNP Paribas at #VivaTech : discover the program of Saturday 18 May!
From Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 May 2019, join us at Viva Technology on our Open Innovation Lab dedicated to Positive Banking: an experiential environment presenting 45 innovative projects developed by the Group in collaboration with start-ups.
Entrepreneurship - 15.05.2019
Intrapreneurship: The People’sLab4Good kicks off its second season!
At the beginning of March, 12 BNP Paribas employees got involved in the adventure of positive impact intrapreneurship by joining the new season of the People’sLab4Good, the Group’s Company Engagement program!
Press release - 15.05.2019
France: launch of P-TECH educational model for equal opportunities and developing the skills required for tomorrow’s jobs
Two schools, the Lycée La Tournelle (La Garenne-Colombes) and Lycée Edmond Labbé (Douai) will be the first to experience this initiative that reinforces equal opportunities and 21st Century skill development for young people.
Innovation - 16.05.2019
#VivaTech: technological innovation at the service of #Positive Banking
From Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 May 2019, BNP Paribas is taking part in the Viva Technology exhibition for the fourth year in a row. For 3 days, at our Positive Banking Lab, you can discover innovative projects that have mostly been co-developed with start-ups that we back on a daily basis. The common point of these innovations? To offer solutions that have a positive impact whether for our customers or for our staff or for society in general.
Press release - 17.05.2019
BNP Paribas rolls out world premiere teleportation meetings with Magic Leap & Mimesys
BNP Paribas is unveiling the teleportation meeting as it is convinced that immersive technologies (Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality or Mixed Reality) offer a unique experience for clients This innovation enables the remodeling of interactions between people, whether employees or customers, in different locations. It also reduces their environmental impact and invents a new customer journey as well as new working methods
Group - 17.05.2019
"BNP Paribas is a natural supporter of diversity in the broadest sense of the term" Jean-Laurent Bonnafé - La Tribune
Friday, May 17, International Day Against Homophobia and Transophobia, Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Director and Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas, reviews the initiatives taken by the Group in favor of LGBT +. Interviewed by Irène Frat, published in a special issue LGBT in companies of the weekly La Tribune.
Innovation - 17.05.2019
#VivaTech: teleportation meetings arrive at BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas has just announced at #VivaTech that it will roll out teleportation meetings for its clients and employees. Created in collaboration with US unicorn Magic Leap and French-Belgian start-up Mimesys, this immersive technology transforms remote meetings and enables new ways of working.
Group - 20.05.2019
BNP Paribas gives authorised Payment Service Providers access to its PSD2 APIs
Innovation - 20.05.2019
#VivaTech: BNP Paribas announces augmented reality banking experience
BNP Paribas has long been pioneering new approaches to customer experience, but at VivaTech this year it announced its latest digital ambition – an immersive, augmented reality experience that will deliver virtual in-person banking to customers around the world. The initiative was announced during the roundtable discussion on "How immersive technologies are transforming the User Experience and the world" held by Sophie Heller, COO Retail Banking and Services BNP Paribas, Kevin Cardona, Chief Innovation Officer BNP Paribas Real Estate, Omar Khan, Chief Product Officer of Magic Leap and Rémi Rousseau, co-founder of Mimesys.
Group - 21.05.2019
#VivaTech : A chance for every young person
France is home to 3.2 million students from disadvantaged backgrounds, who have less chance of success then others in the country. For this reason, “a chance for every young person” became a major national cause last year. It is supported by Make.org and its partners, including BNP Paribas. During a talk at VivaTech on May 19, 2019, all the stakeholders involved announced an action plan for the next three years.
Innovation - 21.05.2019
#Vivatech 2019: 3 days on BNP Paribas' #PositiveBanking Lab
From 16 to 18 May 2019, Viva Technology gave a rendezvous to innovators from around the world for the fourth year running. BNP Paribas, partner of the event, welcomed visitors to its Lab, an eco-responsible space dedicated to Positive Banking. Group’s innovation projects, pitches by startups and experts, recruitment, etc. Discover these 3 days of innovation's highlights.
Corporate philanthropy - 22.05.2019
#JazzPortraits: Cécile McLorin Salvant, a suave, unique voice
Cécile McLorin Salvant is considered one of today’s best jazz vocalists. Wynton Marsalis, the first artist to win a Grammy for both jazz and classical music, said a singer like her comes along only “once every two generations”. The winner of many awards, today her fame crosses musical borders. Here’s a portrait of Cécile McLorin Salvant, a vocalist with a suave, unique voice, supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation.
CSR - 24.05.2019
BNP Paribas accelerating the energy transition
BNP Paribas is committed to fighting global warming and supporting its clients in the energy transition towards a low-carbon economy. Highlights in video.
Press release - 25.05.2019
French Open 2019: BNP Paribas and Roland-Garros shine the spotlight on N°1 Court, BNP Paribas continues to help develop the younger generation of tennis players
BNP Paribas and Roland-Garros today unveil the ‘N°1 Court Collection’, a collection of unique items manufactured by French SMEs using recycled materials from the stadium’s iconic N°1 Court. The entire proceeds of the sale of these collector’s items will be donated to Fête le Mur charity organization, whose mission is to promote widespread tennis-playing across France. BNP Paribas invites tennis fans to gather at N°1 Court on Sunday 9 June for a great festive day, including an exhibition match featuring young world tennis hopefuls.
Innovation - 28.05.2019
#VivaTech : Nino Robotics, augmented personal mobility
Discover Nino Robotics' story, the start-up was present on our Positive Banking lab at VivaTech 2019.
Innovation - 29.05.2019
#VivaTech : Lactips, innovating with milk protein
Discover Lactips' story, the start-up was present on our Positive Banking lab at VivaTech 2019.
Economy - 29.05.2019
Saving and financing behaviour in France
How do French households save and invest? Can any significant differences be seen in terms of behaviour depending on the regions or socio-professional sectors? How do banks help consumers and businesses with their investment projects? Laurent Quignon, Head of the Banking Economics team at BNP Paribas, shares his analysis.
Tennis - 06.06.2019
128 employees featured at Roland-Garros!
Since Saturday 25 May, the professional tennis circuit's top players have been stepping onto the legendary clay courts of one of the world’s greatest tournaments: Roland-Garros. On Friday 7 June it will be the turn of 128 BNP Paribas employees who qualified for the International Final of the 5th edition of the We Are Tennis Cup, the international mixed-team tennis tournament for BNP Paribas employees.
Economy - 06.06.2019
The return of inflation
In July 2018, consumer price inflation in France exceeded the 2% mark measured in year-on-year terms for the first time since the beginning of 2012. However, the debate on the return of inflation proved short-lived as inflation fell back below 2% as soon as November 2018. In April 2019, it stood at 1.3%. How do we account for such fluctuations? What consequences do they have on savings, businesses and the economy? Hélène Baudchon, an economist at BNP Paribas, explains.
Corporate philanthropy - 07.06.2019
World Oceans Day: Let’s protect the largest ecosystem of our planet
Marine ecosystems are now among the most endangered on our planet. Pollution, overfishing, the introduction of invasive aquatic species and the destruction of coastal habitats bear the main responsibility for this, resulting directly from human activities. World Oceans Day, held this year on 8 June, aims to raise awareness of the crucial role that oceans play in our daily lives, as well as the various existing solutions for protecting them.
Press release - 12.06.2019
Exane BNP Paribas and BNP Paribas CIB conducted a study in April 2019 of 145 European companies on share buybacks
Share buyback transactions have developed significantly in recent years. In the US, S&P 500 companies bought more than 1 trillion dollars of their own shares in 2018, according to TrimTabs RI, beating the 2017 record. The same trend can be found in Europe, as demonstrated by the April 2019 study carried out jointly by Exane BNP Paribas and BNP Paribas CIB with a panel of 145 companies. Of the companies surveyed*, nearly 50% have an active share buyback programme while 10% are considering implementing one as part of their internal debate on how to optimise the return of value to their shareholders.
Press release - 17.06.2019
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, London Branch (ICBC), BNP Paribas & HSBC Sign Mandate Letter on Green Loan
Signing ceremony marks the first ever Green Loan Principles (GLPs) compliant loan facility for a Chinese Bank. The loan highlights ICBC’s commitment to further supporting the green economy transition and the development of Green Finance globally.
Group - 18.06.2019
BGL BNP Paribas, 100 years of history
The Luxembourg-based bank BGL BNP Paribas celebrates its centenary! Over a period of 100 years, the bank has become a key player on the economic and social scene of Luxembourg. We take a look back at the dates that marked the growth of BGL BNP Paribas, from its Belgian origins to its entry in the BNP Paribas Group in 2009.
Group - 19.06.2019
User experience: Supporting all our clients in their life projects
In an ultra-connected world subject to globalised competition, brands can no longer set themselves apart simply through their prices or products. Rather, the capacity of each to propose a fluid, omni-channel, seamless and pleasant customer experience constitutes a new growth lever. Based on a detailed knowledge of its clients' expectations and habits, BNP Paribas is multiplying initiatives in this area.
Group - 19.06.2019
BNP Paribas exclusive report : Expectations of retail customers in their banking relationship
BNP Paribas reveals a summary of two market studies conducted with Kantar TNS and Gallup. In 10 countries, nearly 37,000 individuals were asked about their expectations in terms of budget management, preparing the future, relationship with money, etc. These are all topics that shape the experience that customers expect from their bank. Highlights & key figures in video.
Group - 20.06.2019
South Korea, the Miracle on the Han River
South Korea was one of the poorest countries on the planet in the 1960s. Today, it has transformed into the 11th largest economy in the world and G20 member, even as it continues to benefit from an emerging country’s growth. Although South Korea’s economy has slowed since its peak, the machine continued to power on at a growth rate of 2.7% in 2018. Learn more about the country’s opportunities, as well as BNP Paribas’ projects in South Korea.
Press release - 20.06.2019
BNP Paribas announces new appointments in its Nordic division to support its growth ambitions
Following the announcement in January 2019 of senior appointments, BNP Paribas is continuing to strengthen its position as a leading European bank in the Nordic region with several new appointments in its banking and Asset Management businesses.
Careers - 25.06.2019
The banking jobs : CTO - Artificial Intelligence Lab BNP Paribas CIB
Ludan Stoecklé became interested in Artificial Intelligence (AI) while a student at INSA Lyon. He worked 12 years in AI focused start-ups, and then joined the Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab of BNP Paribas CIB. As CTO, he oversees the design and development of AI software for the bank's internal teams. In this interview, he shares more about his business, the Group's strategy, and the new challenges facing banks in terms of AI.
CSR - 26.06.2019
BNP Paribas and microfinance: 30 years later...
In 1989, BNP Paribas launched its first ever microfinance partnership with Crédit Rural de Guinée, followed a year later by support for Adie in France. 30 years later, microfinance is now one of the Bank's flagship commitments.
Corporate philanthropy - 26.06.2019
#JazzPortraits: Airelle Besson, multi-talented trumpeter
Airelle Besson is not just a trumpeter, but also an inspired composer, bugler, cellist, conductor and arranger. Awardee of the Jazz Academy’s Django Reinhardt prize for best musician in 2015, and supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation, she is also a highly sought-after sidewoman. Discover Airelle Besson’s portrait to know about her and her career.
CSR - 26.06.2019
BNP Paribas signs the G20 Charter for Engagement Women leading climate action
On Wednesday, June 26, members of the Women & Climate Daring Circle sign the G20 Charter for Engagement Women leading climate action. They are convinced that women have an essential contribution to make in the fight against climate change. On Thursday, June 27, this Charter will be presented to the Japanese government, Heads of state and governments of G20 member countries.
Group - 27.06.2019
How are BNP Paribas and its partners helping refugees in Europe start a business?
Since 2015, BNP Paribas has set up a significant policy of helping refugees in Europe, through a range of programmes led by the BNP Paribas Foundation and the Group's local network. In 2018, BNP Paribas has decided to continue its support plan for the inclusion and integration of refugees by dedicating 4.5 million euros by 2021. BNP Paribas, in 10 countries in Europe, also carries out numerous actions to help refugees find work, supporting several associations and supporting numerous Microfinance Institutions. Focus on two aeras of support to refugees.
Press release - 27.06.2019
FrenchFounders and BNP Paribas Wealth Management form a strategic partnership to support decision makers in their international mobility
FrenchFounders, a Business Club bringing together more than 4000 CEOs, top executives, French-speaking entrepreneurs and investors all over the world, and BNP Paribas Wealth Management are building a strategic partnership to support FrenchFounders members and all decision makers in their international mobility in managing their assets. Through this partnership, FrenchFounders' members will benefit from expert advice and a single window in around ten countries. BNP Paribas Wealth Management is strengthening its global support for expatriates with a dedicated offer.
CSR - 01.07.2019
Support for micro-entrepreneurs: What can banks do?
In 2018, 15.5% of working people between the ages of 15 and 64 in the 28 countries of the European Union were "self-employed". In Europe and all around the world, micro-entrepreneurship, driven by its promise of independence, has reached a veritable turning point. How can the big players in banking such as BNP Paribas support this phenomenon?
Corporate philanthropy - 02.07.2019
Dream Up in Madrid: Young people from the Fundación Balia por la Infancia dance with Abou Lagraa
Through the Dream Up program, the BNP Paribas Foundation supports non-profit organizations in 30 countries that develop programs based on education through the practice of art for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Group - 05.07.2019
See the 2018 Integrated Report from BNP Paribas
The Integrated Report of BNP Paribas illustrates how we combine company performance and creation of sustainable value, in response to economic, technological and societal changes in our environment.
Group - 09.07.2019
THEAM Quant Europe Climate Carbon Offset Plan, new carbon offset fund
BNP Paribas Asset Management has launched THEAM Quant Europe Climate Carbon Offset Plan, the first French UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investment Schemes in Transferable Securities) fund associated with a carbon footprint offset mechanism. What are the goals of this launch and why is it an innovation in the sustainable finance landscape? Explanations with Isabelle Bourcier, Head of quantitative management and index tracking.
Entrepreneurship - 10.07.2019
Check Out the Winners of the National and European Mini-Company Competition
On the 3rd, 4th, and 5th of July 2019, the best young entrepreneurs from France and Europe met up in Lille for a ‘company of the year’ competition. The event brought together the national EPA France challenge and the European JA Europe Company of the Year Competition that celebrated its 30th anniversary this year! For this occasion, BNP Paribas, the main partner for the event, awarded three prizes for the two championships. Let's look back at these three days dedicated to entrepreneurship.
Group - 11.07.2019
BNP Paribas: The World’s Best Bank for Corporate Responsibility in 2019
BNP Paribas has been named as the “World’s Best Bank for Corporate Responsibility” for 2019, by Euromoney, a leading publication in the international finance field. During the awards ceremony, which was held in London on Wednesday 10 July 2019, BNP Paribas also took 3 other prestigious awards.
Corporate philanthropy - 11.07.2019
BNP Paribas Corporate Philanthropy publishes its 2018 online report
The BNP Paribas Group is committed to various philanthropic activities in 3 key areas – culture, solidarity and the environment. Discover some of the actions we’ve carried out around the world in 2018 by reading our corporate philanthropy online report, enriched with videos!
Cinema - 11.07.2019
4th Annual VR Arles Festival
Co-created by BNP Paribas in 2016, the VR Arles Festival returns from 1 July to 25 August. The festival puts the spotlight on virtual reality cinema, documentary film and artistic creation. It forms an integral part of Rencontres d’Arles and will run for eight weeks.
Careers - 15.07.2019
The banking jobs : Innovation Lab Coordinator
Paulina discovered the world of startups when she started working for a Polish radio show focused on entrepreneurship. Since then, she has continued helping, in various ways, Polish startups hit their stride. Now as the Coordinator of the Innovation Lab in Warsaw, her mission is to seek innovative ways of creating successful partnerships between BNP Paribas and local startups—a role that is all about embracing change and bringing ideas to life.
Group - 26.07.2019
Information to professional Investors
Corporate philanthropy - 30.07.2019
#JazzPortraits: Louis Winsberg, the "Mediterranean" guitarist
Co-founder of the epic group Sixun, improviser and composer, the guitar virtuoso Louis Winsberg colours his jazz harmonies with flamenco and ethnic overtones. It’s time to listen to "Sacromonte" while you read through this portrait of Louis Winsberg and discover his iconic pallette of Mediterranean sounds.
Group - 30.07.2019
Discover the new edition of the “At a glance” 2018-2019 brochure
Together with the Integrated Report, “At a glance” 2018-2019 presents a summary of the key facts and figures for 2018 and looks at how the Group combines economic performance with sustainable value creation.
Press release - 31.07.2019
BNP Paribas Group: Results as at 30 June 2019
The Board of Directors of BNP Paribas met on 30 July 2019. The meeting was chaired by Jean Lemierre and the Board examined the Group’s results for the second quarter 2019 and endorsed the interim financial statements for the first half of the year.
Entrepreneurship - 05.08.2019
BNP Paribas and entrepreneurial women: Highlights of our news since January 2019
For many years, BNP Paribas has actively created a favourable environment for women entrepreneurs through various information and training initiatives, support programmes and access to microloans.
Corporate philanthropy - 06.08.2019
The evolution of humanitarian response to the climate crisis
Climate change is leading to increasingly severe and recurrent weather events, which also cause humanitarian disasters. If these tragedies can be foreseen, they require dedicated organisations to fundamentally change the methods of intervention. To discuss this topic, the BNP Paribas Foundation & the Rescue & Recover Fund brought together Mark New, Director of the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) and Professor at the University of Cape Town; Marie Leroy, Climate Advisor at CARE France; and Thuy Binh Nguyen, Technical Advisor Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation at the French Red Cross.
CSR - 13.08.2019
BNP Paribas and energy transition: Highlights of our news since January 2019
For BNP Paribas, a long-term partner of the energy industry, serving as a bank working towards economic development in the 21st century means taking action to accelerate the energy transition. That commitment resonates with the Paris Agreement, which notably tasked the financial sector with making financial flows compatible with low-carbon economic development.
Corporate philanthropy - 20.08.2019
Dream Up in Germany: the children from “Doors Open” perform Alice in Wonderland
In Frankurt, Germany, Doors Open is part of Dream Up, the international programme of the BNP Paribas Foundation which promotes education through the practice of art. „Doors“ open is a theatre and music program ran by the Kinderschutzbund Frankurt and designed for disadvantaged children and teenagers. It gathered 23 participants between eight and eighteen years old who performed the play Alice in Wonderland on stage. It has been for them an adventure of six weeks of practice and workshops since September 2018.
CSR - 21.08.2019
BNP Paribas and sustainable finance: Highlights of our news since January 2019
Sustainable finance is anchored in a long-term ethical vision of financial investing. It seeks to reconcile economic performance with positive social and environmental impact, by funding companies that actively contribute to sustainable development. Green finance, social business, social impact bonds, socially responsible investing—Sustainable finance touches many different aspects of society and takes on several forms. By developing several green initiatives and international partnerships, BNP Paribas has become a major player in sustainable finance.
Innovation - 26.08.2019
BNP Paribas and innovation : Highlights of our news since January 2019
For BNP Paribas, being the bank for a changing world means anticipating changes and transforming them into opportunities for our customers. What allows us to carry out this mission? Innovation. It guides each and every one of our actions every day and enables us to design the bank of tomorrow. A bank that offers the best of physical and digital technology, while proposing products and services always tailored to new needs as they emerge. A bank that promotes a dynamic culture of innovation, while rewarding unique initiatives, stimulating creativity and accompanying the digital transformation of business. Discover innovation according to BNP Paribas.
Corporate philanthropy - 30.08.2019
Portrait of Etienne Saglio: major figure of the new magic
Etienne Saglio, a master of new magic, combines the exploration of new objects and magical processes with a romantic, mysterious imagination. His new show invites us to listen to wolves to think about our relationship to nature, childhood and imagination. You can see The Sound of Wolves at the Théâtre le Grand T in Nantes from 24 to 28 September 2019 or the Théâtre du Rond-Point in Paris from 10 to 24 May 2020.
CSR - 03.09.2019
Microfinance at BNP Paribas: 30 years on, what are the challenges?
Interview with Claudia Belli Jeanteur, Head of Social Entrepreneurship and Microfinance at BNP Paribas.
CSR - 04.09.2019
BNP Paribas supports the 12th Convergences World Forum
The Convergences World Forum will take place on 5 and 6 September 2019 at the Palais Brongniart in Paris. This international event that is supported by BNP Paribas brings stakeholders together that are committed to fighting poverty and promoting sustainable development. The theme this year is “Inequalities – Transitions – Solutions”.
Careers - 04.09.2019
The banking jobs: Deputy Head On-site Controls
How can we make sure that international sanctions are being respected in an international bank that employs hundreds of thousands of people? In 2015, Florent Malaussena joined a field that was at the crossroads of international law— organization and strategy. Today, part of a nearly 30-person team, he tells us about his job, his daily concerns and what compelled him to become an expatriate.
CSR - 05.09.2019
#LittleBigMovement: read our stories about women entrepreneurs around the world
BNP Paribas has been promoting microfinance for the past 30 years. Through this endeavour, BNP Paribas supports women entrepreneurs and encourages them to change the game. To celebrate its commitment, BNP Paribas today launches Little Big Movement, a digital exhibition that puts the spotlight on women around the world who were able to start their own company thanks to microloans.
CSR - 05.09.2019
30 years of commitment to microfinance: BNP Paribas' key figures
In 1989, BNP Paribas launched its first microfinance partnership in Guinea. 30 years later, microfinance has become one of the Bank's flagship commitments.
Group - 09.09.2019
BNP Paribas Market Leaders Report 2019 in the UK
Against the backdrop of a post-Brexit environment, the BNP Paribas Market Leaders Report – carried out by CEBR – analyses the fastest growing sectors in the UK economy over the next two decades, and the industries that will power the UK’s long-term prosperity after leaving the European Union.
Press release - 10.09.2019
BNP Paribas announces strategic partnership with Kantox
BNP Paribas today announces its strategic partnership with Kantox, a leading fintech specialising in FX risk management solutions.
Corporate philanthropy - 10.09.2019
Crystal Pite, pushing back the frontiers of creation
For Crystal Pite, the Canadian choreographer supported by the BNP Paribas foundation since 2018, dance is energy, emotion and tension. Capable of creating powerful, unifying pieces for the world’s leading ballet companies, she also experiments with theatre, music and other art forms. Her talent has already been met with acclaim everywhere and still has beautiful surprises in store. Crystal Pite is definitely an artist to keep your eye on.
CSR - 12.09.2019
2019 Microfinance Barometer: key sector trends from the past decade
Convergences publishes the Microfinance Barometer, which presents the sector’s main trends from around the world. The Microfinance Barometer, published as part of the 12th Convergences World Forum, in which BNP Paribas is a partner, looks back on microfinance developments over the past 10 years.
CSR - 16.09.2019
BNP Paribas listed in the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, World and Europe
With an overall score of 79/100, BNP Paribas maintains its leading position in the annual RobecoSAM ranking (top 10%) while the average score of the “Banks” sector has decreased (-8 points). BNP Paribas is thus listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices* World and Europe.
Group - 18.09.2019
Change your investment perspective by considering their carbon footprint
BNP Paribas measures the direct carbon impact of its activities as well as the emissions, within BNP Paribas Asset Management (AM), caused by its management activities for its clients. For Thibaud Clisson (TC), ESG senior analyst, and Bertrand Alfandari (BA), head of ETF(1) marketing and index solutions at BNP Paribas AM, it is key that investors – professionals and individuals – accelerate the shift or change their outlook concerning their investments within the framework of a low carbon approach.
Corporate philanthropy - 20.09.2019
One Planet Fellowship : 45 African laureates for the next generation of researchers
For the inaugural One Planet Fellowship call for applications, 45 laureates from 12 African countries were selected from 1,523 applicants. These high-potential francophone and anglophone African researchers were in Nairobi on Monday 16 September for the programme’s opening event, which also marked the start of the mentoring programme between senior African researchers and the young laureates.
Press release - 23.09.2019
Agreement between BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank regarding Prime Finance and Electronic Equities
Following on from their preliminary agreement, BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank have signed a master transaction agreement to provide continuity of service to Deutsche Bank’s Global Prime Finance and Electronic Equities clients. Under the agreement Deutsche Bank will continue to operate the platform until clients can be migrated to BNP Paribas.
Press release - 23.09.2019
BNP Paribas reinforces its commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals at New York Climate Week
BNP Paribas is taking part in Climate Week, which runs from September 23 to 29 in New York. The bank reinforces its action on climate and sustainability, which is central to its business strategy, by signing the Principles for Responsible Banking and joining UNEP FI’s Collective Commitment to Climate Action. Climate Week provides a forum for leading organisations around the world to take additional action to contribute to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): BNP Paribas formalises its commitment to SDG 14 “Life below water” and discloses its actions in favour of ocean protection.
CSR - 24.09.2019
BNP Paribas commits to the responsible financing of business with a positive impact on oceans
On the occasion of the UN Climate Week that takes place in New York from 23 to 29 September 2019, and the launching of the Principles for Responsible Banking by banking executives from the five continents, BNP Paribas reiterates its position in favour of ocean conservation.
Careers - 25.09.2019
The banking jobs : Data Scientist Senior
In the era of Big Data, the ability to transform raw data into useful information to solve complex problems becomes a valuable expertise, especially for banks. Magicians, polyglots, conductors ... Who are the Data Scientists? Meeting with Thomas Gilles, who has been a "data magician" for the last three years at BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB).
CSR - 26.09.2019
The fight against climate change: a source of economic growth
The fight against global warming involves transitioning to a new low-carbon economy, one of the spearheads of which is renewable energy development. For many researchers, this transition will positively impact the global economy, especially in terms of job creation. Read our analysis.
Corporate philanthropy - 30.09.2019
Dream Up: looking back at 3 projects from 2018-2019
Since its inception in 2015, the BNP Paribas Foundation’s Dream Up programme has allowed 30,000 disadvantaged young people to attend over 1,500 workshops, shows and artistic creations in the areas of dance, theatre, music and crafts. Discover the 2018/2019 Dream Up session through three countries and three projects.
Press release - 01.10.2019
Neumann Gruppe and BNP Paribas partner on sustainable sourcing farmers facility
$25mn loan facility helps empower 100,000+ coffee farmers through ‘NKG Bloom’ initiative
Group - 01.10.2019
The circular economy: an investment theme of the future
Investing in businesses that are taking firm action to promote the circular economy can be a choice that pays off in the long term. Here’s why with Sébastien Soleille, Head of Energy Transition and Environment at BNP Paribas' CSR Department and Bertrand Alfandari, Head of ETF marketing and index solutions at BNP Paribas Asset Management.
Careers - 02.10.2019
The banking jobs: Portzamparc, explained by two employees, stock exchange experts
On 2 September 2019, B*capital, the stock exchange specialist of BNP Paribas Private Banking, merged with its subsidiary Portzamparc, Stock Exchange Company. The aim of the new company, Portzamparc, is to support private clients, management companies and SMEs wishing to invest or finance on the stock market. Meet with two employees of Portzamparc's 180 employees: Luciana Duprat, Private customers manager and Maxence Dhoury, Financial analysis co-manager.
CSR - 03.10.2019
BNP Paribas: committed to combating climate change
Convinced of the need for businesses to play a role in safeguarding the planet, BNP Paribas is making the fight against climate change the key focus of its initiatives. From corporate statements to Group strategic policies to concrete measures, we take a look at some of the challenges and initiatives being undertaken by BNP Paribas.
Group - 07.10.2019
Payment security: what the new European PSD2 directive improves
The financial world is now digital, “omni-channel”, mobile and borderless, opening the way for new payment methods that meet the needs of consumers who expect increasingly faster and more fluid transactions. And with this come major challenges for payment security! As of 14 September 2019, a new European directive is in force: PSD2. Objective: to enable innovation in the European payments market while securing the growing volume of financial transactions.
Corporate philanthropy - 08.10.2019
The ice sea sentinels and climate change
Global warming is disrupting the climate-regulating role played by the North and South Pole ice sheets. It also compromises ecosystems that local predators depend on. To understand its impact on this environment, in 2017 the SENSEI project (Sentinels of the Sea Ice) was launched with funding from the BNP Paribas Foundation’s Climate & Biodiversity Initiative programme.
Group - 09.10.2019
“The world is going too fast to take time over your invoices”We talk with Sarah Roussel, who heads BNP Paribas Factor
Factoring has become all the rage, carried by new services that are popular with very small enterprises and self-employed professionals. Sarah Roussel was appointed as Managing Director of BNP Paribas Factor on 1 April 2019. It’s a fast growing business. We take a look at her executive career and inspiring work.
Cinema - 10.10.2019
The 2019 Lumière Festival in Lyon: An homage to Francis Ford Coppola
From 12th to 20th October, the 2019 Lumière Festival (the Grand Lyon Film Festival) will be held at about forty different sites around Lyon. The programming for 2019 is just as rich and eclectic as previous years. It pays homage to Francis Ford Coppola, awarding him the 2019 Prix Lumière.
Group - 11.10.2019
« Protecting oneself to achieve future plans thanks to insurance », BNP Paribas Cardif presents results of its survey
BNP Paribas Cardif has released the results of a survey conducted with Ipsos of 26,000 people in 26 countries on 3 continents* (Europe, Latin America and Asia) designed to assess the need for personal insurance coverage, and analyze changes in behaviours as well as peoples’ expectations towards insurance.
Group - 14.10.2019
Diversity & Inclusion Week 2019: BNP Paribas is building staff awareness with a number of events around the world
From 14 to 18 October 2019, the BNP Paribas Group is holding its Diversity and Inclusion Week: conferences, workshops, discussions, cultural events and activities... The aim is to open up dialogue and build awareness among BNP Paribas staff on issues relating to respect for diversity in businesses, a recognised source of performance and growth.
Corporate philanthropy - 15.10.2019
(LA) HORDE: dance, or the reflection of the soul of our post-internet society
The members of the (LA) HORDE collective are dancers, choreographers, directors and art installation designers. Supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation since 2017, they are back at the Maison des Arts of Créteil from 16 to 19 October with Marry Me in Bassiani, a new piece created with the national ballet of Georgia, written for 15 performers in which the expression of social & political issues moves from the internet web to the stage.
Press release - 16.10.2019
BNP Paribas ClimateSeed wins gold ‘Social, Sustainable & Responsible Banking’ award
Group - 16.10.2019
ClimateSeed wins gold ‘Social, Sustainable & Responsible Banking’ award
BNP Paribas ClimateSeed has won a gold ‘Social, Sustainable & Responsible Banking’ award in the Customer Insight and Growth Banking Innovation Awards 2019, run by EFMA and Accenture. Created as BNP Paribas’ first climate action social enterprise, ClimateSeed is a digital voluntary carbon offsetting platform that helps connect investors with tangible projects to cut carbon emissions and support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Press release - 18.10.2019
Elena Goitini appointed Head of BNL- BNP Paribas Private Banking & Wealth Management in Italy
BNP Paribas Group is launching in Italy a new growth strategy in the Private Banking and Wealth Management market. The new “Private Banking and Wealth Management Division” will deliver an enriched product and services offering leveraging on BNL’s experience and synergies with the Group’s corporate and institutional banking division. Elena Goitini is appointed Head of BNL-BNP Paribas Private Banking & Wealth Management in Italy. The division is planning to hire experts and private bankers in Italy to support this growth strategy.
Press release - 21.10.2019
BNP Paribas and Allfunds announce strategic partnership
BNP Paribas and Allfunds today announce that they have entered into an agreement to create one of the world’s leading fund and wealthtech platforms.
CSR - 21.10.2019
BNP Paribas pursues its commitment to inclusive finance by supporting African Microfinance Week
BNP Paribas, a committed player for inclusive finance, is supporting African Microfinance Week taking place in Ouagadougou from 21 to 25 October 2019. This year’s theme is “Inclusive finance for the Sustainable Development Goals”. The aim of the initiative is to bring players in the sector together for a series of events: talks, workshops, training sessions... An occasion for BNP Paribas to reiterate its 30-year commitment to microfinance.
Innovation - 23.10.2019
BNP Paribas Real Estate launches ColivMe, the first marketplace dedicated to coliving
Devised by BNP Paribas Real Estate employees Lionel Bodénès and Alexandre Marcadier, ColivMe is an online platform that lists all coliving offers available in France. As a forerunner on this high-potential market, BNP Paribas Real Estate wants to turn ColivMe into a benchmark for coliving operators and people in search of a new way of life that combines flexibility, services and community.
Economy - 25.10.2019
€STR, the new interbank rate that replaces EONIA: explanation
€STR, pronounced Ester (for euro short-term rate), was implemented on 2 October 2019, based on the methodology used by the European Central Bank (ECB). It will progressively replace the EONIA interbank rate, used as a benchmark rate for the short-term financing of European companies.
Group - 25.10.2019
BNP Paribas AccessArt25: giving young people access to art
This autumn, the BNP Paribas AccessArt25 program will give 3,000 English young people the chance to explore the work of the sculptor Antony Gormley at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, with three special evening events, during which they will also be able to get involved in several workshops.
Group - 29.10.2019
BNP Paribas Cardif Survey: key figures and insurance trends
BNP Paribas Cardif published the results of an opinion survey ‘Protecting oneself to achieve future plans thanks to insurance’ designed to assess the need for personal insurance coverage, and analyze changes in behaviours as well as peoples’ expectations towards insurance. Conducted with Ipsos among 26,000 people in 26 countries on 3 continents (Europe, South America and Asia), this survey highlights the main insurance challenges of tomorrow. Highlights of this exclusive survey.
Corporate philanthropy - 29.10.2019
Body and Soul: the new creation of Crystal Pite for the 350th anniversary of the Paris Opera
As a patron of contemporary dance since 1984, the BNP Paribas Foundation defends the arts by supporting choreographers who explore new realms of expression. In line with this philosophy, the Foundation supports Crystal Pite, artistic director of the Kidd Pivot company and a major figure of the contemporary dance scene. When the Paris Opera commissioned a world premiere from Crystal Pite to feature as part of its 350th anniversary, the BNP Paribas Foundation naturally supported the initiative.
Group - 29.10.2019
One Young World 2019: world summit for young leaders of the future
BNP Paribas supports One Young World, which took place in London this year from 22 to 25 October 2019. The forum brings the most promising young talents from around the world together to share their commitment to social impact. Hailing from over 190 countries, they are supported by various influential people.
Group - 30.10.2019
BNP Paribas senior leaders named in OUTstanding 100 LGBT+ Executives and 50 Ally Executives lists
The lists recognise BNP Paribas Group Chief Executive Officer Jean-laurent Bonnafé, Jeffrey Krogh, and Pippa Dale, for championing diversity and inclusion in business and driving cultural change.
Corporate philanthropy - 30.10.2019
Come celebrate the Saint-Denis Jazz Club’s 10th anniversary
Hosted by the Théâtre Gérard Philippe in Saint-Denis, the Saint-Denis Jazz Club is a non-profit created to offer residents of Saint-Denis and neighbouring towns a truly high-quality jazz season at low prices. Created on the initiative of Emmanuel Bex, an artist supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation, and Sophie Bex, the club is celebrating its 10th anniversary this season.
Press release - 31.10.2019
BNP Paribas Group: Results as at 30 September 2019
The Board of Directors of BNP Paribas met on 30 October 2019. The meeting was chaired by Jean Lemierre and the Board examined the Group’s results for the third quarter 2019.
CSR - 31.10.2019
Encouraging women's entrepreneurship through microfinance
BNP Paribas has been committed to financial inclusion for more than 30 years. By supporting Microfinance Institutions around the world, the Group is enabling disadvantaged populations that are excluded from the traditional banking system to benefit from financial products and services. Thanks to microfinance, micro-borrowers have the opportunity to carry out their projects. This is the case for Kani, who, thanks to the support of the French microfinance organisation Adie, was able to launch her organic cosmetics business project.
CSR - 05.11.2019
What does being a leader in sustainable finance mean?
BNP Paribas was named the World’s Best Bank for Corporate Responsibility by finance magazine Euromoney in 2019. That award followed hot on the heels of the bank being named “World’s Best Bank for Sustainable Finance” in 2018. These accolades constitute recognition for the initiatives taken and the investments made by the Group to turn itself into a leading player in sustainable finance. Let’s take a look at the motivations behind those efforts, and the results they have yielded.
Group - 06.11.2019
The BNP Paribas accelerator BivwAk! is expanding to boost transformation and ongoing development in the Group
BivwAk! supports the transformation and ongoing development of BNP Paribas through a unique set of resources to help entities, teams and employees bring their projects to life, take an active part in their own future, and deal with the complexity of their ecosystem. In November 2019, the new premises will double its hosting capacity to 3,500m² in the heart of Paris, on Rue Rossini in the 9th arrondissement, and will become open to all Group departments and functions, customers and partners.
Corporate philanthropy - 08.11.2019
When circus meets dance: Möbius by Compagnie XY
For nearly three years, the BNP Paribas Foundation has been supporting Compagnie XY, which is performing its latest creation, Möbius, throughout France. The collective designed this piece in collaboration with contemporary dancer and choreographer Rachid Ouramdane. They join forces for Möbius, again combining the physical performance of extraordinary acrobats with the graceful, aerial, meditative choreography.
Entrepreneurship - 12.11.2019
Biotechs investments disrupt Big Pharma business model
The pharmaceutical industry is in a state of flux, with traditional business models replaced with agile biotech firms driving innovative new treatments supported by corporate finance partners like BNP Paribas.
CSR - 13.11.2019
BNP Paribas, a player committed to Microfinance in Europe
BNP Paribas is supporting the 2019 edition of European Microfinance Week, to be held 20-22 November in Luxembourg. Organised by e-MFP (European Microfinance Platform), this flagship meeting of financial inclusion players in Europe will welcome more than 500 professionals in the sector: NGOs, businesses, researchers, microfinance institutions (MFIs), and others.
Press release - 14.11.2019
BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank receive approvals on the agreement regarding Global Prime Finance & Electronic Equities
BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank announce that the agreement to refer clients and to transfer technology and key staff from Deutsche Bank’s Global Prime Finance and Electronic Equities businesses to BNP Paribas has received the necessary approvals and is now unconditional.
Tennis - 14.11.2019
Fed Cup by BNP Paribas: a French victory dedicated to women’s financial independence
The final of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas 2019 tournament took place on the 9 and 10 November in Perth, Australia, with France and Australia going head to head. At the end of a thrilling match it was France who became third-time competition winners, and dedicated the victory to gender equality.
Entrepreneurship - 14.11.2019
Portrait of an intrapreneur: Céline Pernot-Burlet, the drawing intrapreneur with an impact
Since 2017, People'sLab4Good, the Company Engagement intrapreneurship programme, has hosted employee projects that have all had a positive impact on the Bank and on society. BNP Paribas presents a series of portraits dedicated to these #Intrapreneurs4Good.
Group - 15.11.2019
Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2019: women at the heart of climate challenges
BNP Paribas supports the Women’s Forum Global Meeting, which will be held this year from 20 to 22 November 2019 at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. The theme at this 15th edition will be “Taking the lead for inclusion : accelerating impact”. Considered as one of the five most influential forums in the world by the Financial Times, the forum’s objective is to make women’s voices heard and bring their added value to global challenges in order to create a positive impact on communities and societies.
Group - 18.11.2019
The positive impact of BNP Paribas’ regional activities
All over the world, BNP Paribas Group employees’ work has an impact, whether on the economy of the areas in which we operate or on their residents’ daily lives. Our teams help men and women – as well as businesses, charities and institutions – to build their projects and overcome their difficulties. Let’s take a look at the initiatives that we put in place to support local ecosystems all over the world.
Group - 19.11.2019
Fostering women's entrepreneurship in Africa through smart agriculture support in Senegal
Antoine Sire, head of Company Engagement at BNP Paribas, recalls the Group's support for Senegalese women through its various actions: raising awareness of sustainable and smart agriculture, promoting financial inclusion, fostering entrepreneurship...
Press release - 19.11.2019
BNP Paribas Securities Services expands its private capital offering with stake in fintech AssetMetrix
BNP Paribas Securities Services announces it has taken a strategic stake in the capital of fintech AssetMetrix. This partnership will enable BNP Paribas Securities Services to expand and digitalise its services to private capital clients and investors.
Corporate philanthropy - 20.11.2019
Meet the 9 laureates of the Climate & Biodiversity initiative of the BNP Paribas Foundation
Between 2020 and 2022, the BNP Paribas Foundation will fund its programme Climate & Biodiversity Initiative with 6 million euros in order to finance and put forward 9 international research projects. These projects cover various pressing scientific issues and topics related to interactions between climate and biodiversity, such as the impact of the melting of the ice caps on the world’s biodiversity, resilience of coastal ecosystems faced with extreme weather events or even reforestation of endangered ecosystems.
CSR - 20.11.2019
Climate Actions: The women fighting climate change
When it comes to combating climate change, men and women are not on equal footing. Because of the types of work they shoulder, women are often the first to be affected. Around the world, 80% of people displaced by climate change are women. Their role is therefore critical for providing long-term solutions to this global issue, but that can only happen if they have resources. Here is a brief overview of the role of women in fighting climate change and actions taken by BNP Paribas.
Group - 21.11.2019
Meeting young ambassadors for peace in South Africa
In December 2018, the NGO Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI), founded by actor and social activist Forest Whitaker, and BNP Paribas launched a programme of ambassadors for peace and entrepreneurship in South Africa.
Press release - 22.11.2019
BNP Paribas announces a timeframe for a complete coal exit and raises its financing targets for renewable energies
BNP Paribas has decided to cease all its financing related to the thermal coal sector in 2030 in the European Union, and worldwide by 2040. The Group is also strengthening its support for the development of renewable energies, with a new financing target of € 18 billion by 2021.
Economy - 27.11.2019
Podcast "Macro Waves": 3 episodes to understand negative interest rates and the paradox of saving
After looking at climate change and the challenges of financial stability, "Macro Waves", the podcast by BNP Paribas Economic Research, returns in November with a series of three podcast on negative interest rates and the paradox of saving with William De Vijlder, Group Chief Economist at BNP Paribas Economic Research.
Corporate philanthropy - 29.11.2019
One Planet Fellowship: a new call for applications launched in the Maghreb
The One Planet Fellowship programme’s second call for applications for promising researchers focusing on climate change adaptation in Africa goes out today. 45 winners from 12 African countries were selected after the first call for applications in February 2019. For the second call for applications, the eligible new countries are Morocco and Algeria. Therefore this second edition has 14 eligible countries such as Benin, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia, Nigeria, Mali, Malawi, Senegal, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Morocco and Algeria.
CSR - 03.12.2019
The Rescue & Recover Fund : BNP Paribas supports humanitarian actions
Since 2012, BNP Paribas supports humanitarian actions through its endowment fund, the Rescue & Recover Fund. This fund collects donations from BNP Paribas employees, in order to finance the projects from its three NGO partners.
Group - 04.12.2019
BNP Paribas further strengthens its commitment to gender diversity and signs up to the #JamaisSansElles charter
BNP Paribas’ Executive Committee signs up to the #JamaisSansElles Charter and becomes the first company from the CAC40 to join this movement. The male members of the Group’s Executive Committee have made a commitment to no longer take part in any events that involve more than three people without any women being present. Through this latest commitment, BNP Paribas is further strengthening its actions to support gender diversity.
Group - 05.12.2019
#1MillionHours2Help: the BNP Paribas Group’s volunteer programme
In September 2018, in partnership with the UNI Global Union international federation, BNP Paribas increased its social commitment with its signature of a global agreement on fundamental rights in the workplace, with the introduction of a worldwide minimum social standard. Under this agreement, BNP Paribas has undertaken to allocate 1 million paid volunteer hours across its entire workforce by 2020. As part of International Volunteer Day, BNP Paribas is launching the #1MillionHours2Help programme for all Group employees worldwide.
Group - 05.12.2019
Volunteer program for BNP Paribas employees in Peru
Four BNP Paribas employees had the unique opportunity to bring their professional skills to support an orphanage in Peru. Learn about these BNP Paribas employees' experience during this inaugural skill-based volunteering initiative!
Group - 12.12.2019
BNP Paribas and l'Opinion : The financial sector, a key player, adopts “principles for sustainable banking”
On December 4th, the French daily newspaper l’Opinion, published an exclusive dossier: “Sustainable Finance”. A few BNP Paribas experts participated. Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Director and Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas, is one of the 8 key observers to take the floor. Interview by Mériadec Raffray.
Corporate philanthropy - 13.12.2019
Global Youth Video Competition 2019: Showcasing the power of youth in leading climate action
At COP25, we need the voice of Youth to be heard and we need them to be engaged in all important and international discussions about climate change. For the 2019 edition of the Global Youth Video Competition, three talented young filmmakers from Portugal, Brazil and the United States were recognized during the Young and Future Generations Day in Madrid at COP25 as winners of the competition. The ceremony, attended by UN and Spanish government representatives, showcased the three winning films and the individual actions of their creators to tackle climate change, protect biodiversity and promote better land use.
Corporate philanthropy - 16.12.2019
#JazzPortraits: Pierrick Pédron, the eclectic saxophonist
With 9 albums, from be pop to hard bop, from Pink Floyd to Chet Baker, Pierrick Pédron is considered today to be one of the best saxophonist of French jazz. Who is behind this saxophonist of international reputation?
Press release - 19.12.2019
MAN and Voith complete digital payment commitments with BNP Paribas and LBBW
Multibank capability of the Marco Polo trade finance network successfully demonstrated.
Press release - 19.12.2019
BNP Paribas’ ClimateSeed partners with the IFC (World Bank) to accelerate the impact of green buildings in the fight against climate change
BNP Paribas’ ClimateSeed is one of the six accepted carbon offsets programs in IFC’s Zero Carbon Green Buildings certificate under the IFC Edge program. To certify their buildings Zero Carbon, real estate developers first reduce their buildings’ emissions through green building practices and can then offset any remaining emissions through ClimateSeed. Building developers can choose from over 30 projects available on the ClimateSeed platform by project location, type or SDGs targeted.
Group - 27.12.2019
Gender equality: a look back of some of 2019’s highlights for BNP Paribas
Promoting greater gender equality is a key priority at BNP Paribas. Every year, the Group strengthens its commitment to professional equality and female entrepreneurship, and takes actions to promote female economic independence. We focus on five of 2019’s highlights.