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.