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Archives 2020

  • CSR - 02.01.2020

    5 highlights in sustainable finance for BNP Paribas in 2019

    Sustainable finance is a powerful lever for economic transformation, creating a more responsible company. Once again this year, as a world leader in this sphere, BNP Paribas has launched and conducted numerous initiatives in support of inclusive, environmentally aware economic growth. We look back at 5 key moments in the Group's story for 2019.

  • Corporate philanthropy - 03.01.2020

    Yoann Bourgeois, or the art of suspension

    Circus? Dance? Acrobatics? A Yoann Bourgeois show is all that at once. It is a dose of poetry and a dash of gentle metaphysics which, in a few years, have become the magic potion of an artist with a unique style.

  • Corporate philanthropy - 07.01.2020

    #JazzPortraits: Thomas de Pourquery, the unclassifiable jazzman with the most unexpected inspirations

    From Clara Luciani to Metronomy, Oxmo Puccino and Sun Ra, Thomas de Pourquery explores every genre and defies any attempt of categorisation. The BNP Paribas Foundation has been supporting this talented jazz musician since 2019 and he has many surprises in store.

  • Group - 10.01.2020

    BNP Paribas awarded Most ESG Responsible International Bank Global 2019

    BNP Paribas has won Most ESG Responsible International Bank Global 2019 in the Capital Finance International (CFI) Awards. The award recognises the bank’s commitment to the energy transition, and accelerating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Press release - 13.01.2020

    BNP Paribas announces senior executive appointments

    Appoints José Placido CEO of CIB Americas and Sandrine Ferdane Global Head of FIC.

  • Press release - 20.01.2020

    BNP Paribas Wealth Management presents its 10 most relevant investment themes for 2020

    Easing political risks, improving economic indicators, equity market valuation, underlie the 10 investment themes for 2020 selected by BNP Paribas Wealth Management strategists in the US, Europe and Asia to guide investors towards attractive opportunities. The first three themes are aimed at investors with a more conservative profile looking for steady incomes, themes 4 & 5 address opportunities in global trends, themes 6 & 7 are related to environmental issues and human capital, the last 3 themes focus on disruptive innovation, the digitalisation of consumption and technological innovations in the healthcare sector. «Easing political risks and improving economic indicators will support the upward trend in risky assets in 2020. Like last year, our 10 investment themes for 2020 will mainly focus on the equity markets using tactical and structural themes», said Florent Bronès, Chief Investment Officer at BNP Paribas Wealth Management.

  • CSR - 21.01.2020

    BNP Paribas, 1st French bank and 3rd bank worldwide in “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations” ranking

    In 2020, BNP Paribas appears for the sixth year running in the demanding ranking of the “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations”, published every year on the occasion of the World Economic Forum opening in Davos by the Canadian magazine Corporate Knights.

  • Press release - 23.01.2020

    BNP Paribas announces several appointments

    Sofia Merlo will succeed Yves Martrenchar, at the end of 2020, as Head of Group Human Resources and member of the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas Vincent Lecomte is appointed CEO of BNP Paribas Wealth Management Anne Pointet is appointed Deputy-CEO of BNP Paribas Wealth Management Pierre Veyres is appointed Head of the South-East Region for French Retail Banking

  • Innovation - 23.01.2020

    BNP Paribas, partner of the Paris Fintech Forum 2020

    Paris Fintech Forum will be back next January 28 & 29, 2020 in Palais Brongniart to host the 5th edition under the high patronage of M. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic. During these two days, 2,700+ attendees from 70 countries will be in the heart of Paris to listen to 280+ CEO’s from banks, insurance, regulators and of course Fintechs from all continents and share their visions of the future of finance in the age of Fintech.

  • Press release - 23.01.2020

    BNP Paribas and Open Banking platform Tink announce strategic partnership in Europe

    BNP Paribas and Tink announce today a strategic partnership. The open banking platform Tink becomes BNP Paribas’ preferred partner in Europe for account aggregation, payment initiation and personal finance management technologies.

  • Careers - 31.01.2020

    BNP Paribas obtains ‘Top Employers Europe 2020’ certification

    BNP Paribas has been awarded Top Employers Europe certification for the seventh year in a row, with certification in eight countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Ukraine and Turkey.

  • CSR - 03.02.2020

    Opening up the economy for America’s women entrepreneurs

    BNP Paribas has been a long-standing partner of Grameen, and its founder, Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammed Yunus, across a large number of countries. This partnership in microfinance has blossomed in the United States over the past four years via Grameen America, with BNP Paribas and Bank of the West supporting tens of thousands of women entrepreneurs in New York and California who previously have been excluded from the economy.

  • Press release - 04.02.2020

    BNP Paribas and the European Investment Fund launch a €10 million fund to co-invest in Social Impact Bonds (“SIB”) in the European Union

    This co-investment agreement is meant for BNP Paribas and the European Investment Fund to invest together in SIBs structured by BNP Paribas within the European Union This fund is launched as part of the ‘Juncker Plan’, and provides a new tool for the European Union to improve access to financing for various social organizations and companies 3 SIBs already funded by this new vehicle will enable more than 1,000 students to benefit from dedicated support and will avoid foster care for more than 130 children in France

  • Press release - 05.02.2020

    BNP Paribas Group: Results as at 31 December 2019

    The Board of Directors of BNP Paribas met on 4 February 2020. The meeting was chaired by Jean Lemierre and the Board examined the Group’s results for the fourth quarter and endorsed the 2019 financial statements.

  • Group - 05.02.2020

    BNP Paribas obtains a higher score in the D-Rating index for "Digital performance by retail banks"

    At its press conference held on 30 January 2020, D-Rating, an independent organisation rating the digital performance of banks, announced the results of the third evaluation model of its study on the “Digital performance of retail banks in France”. The BNP Paribas Group with its retail banking in France and Hello bank! came out at the top of the ranking of traditional French banks in terms of digital experience.

  • Tennis - 07.02.2020

    #FAAPointsForChange: Félix Auger-Aliassime, CARE and BNP Paribas join forces to promote children’s education in Togo

    Young tennis hopeful, Félix Auger-Aliassime, has launched a programme called #FAAPointsForChange in partnership with BNP Paribas and the NGO CARE. Keen to link his sporting performance with a personal pledge related to his family history and upbringing, Félix wants to make his career more meaningful through this unusual new programme. The main purpose behind #FAAPointsForChange is to contribute to the education and protection of children in Togo.

  • Corporate philanthropy - 13.02.2020

    Portrait of Phia Ménard, juggler, performer and director

    “I always need to speak to the spectator’s flesh,” says Phia Ménard. Whether it is challenging, sometimes radically, our society or confronting herself to the natural elements, Phia Ménard is always in direct contact with our sensations. The BNP Paribas Foundation has been supporting this multitalented artist and founder of the Non Nova company since 2013.

  • Corporate philanthropy - 21.02.2020

    #JazzPortraits: Laurent Coulondre, the young keyboard wizard

    Laurent Coulondre, a young pianist from Vauvert, France, backed by the BNP Paribas Foundation, recently received critical and public acclaim. He won a Victoire du Jazz award in 2016 and, just recently, the award for "French Record of the Year" from the Académie du Jazz for Michel on My Mind. Moreover Jazz Magazine named him "French Musician of the Year” and featured him on their February 2020 cover. In a duet or a trio, as leader or sideman, alongside other great musicians, a French jazz star is on the rise!

  • Group - 27.02.2020

    Looking at the world through a woman’s eyes: WOMAN, the film by Anastasia Mikova and Yann Arthus-Bertrand

    BNP Paribas is supporting the release of WOMAN, a film directed by Anastasia Mikova and Yann Arthus-Bertrand as a tribute to women around the world. Previewed at the 76th Venice Film Festival in September 2019, the film received the Premio Sfera 1932 award and will be released in cinemas on 4 March 2020. The Group is the film’s main partner.

  • CSR - 04.03.2020

    BNP Paribas structures its 10th Social Impact Bond worldwide and its 1st in Belgium!

    On the 4th of March, the 1st Belgian SIB ( Social Impact Bond) structured and financed by BNP Paribas was officially launched, attended by Thierry Taverna (Deputy Head of Cabinet of the Flemish Minister for Welfare, Public health, Family and Poverty reduction), along with Roger Havenith (Deputy Chief Executive of the European Investment Fund), Sabine Bourgeois (General Manager of Oranjehuis ASBL), Sandra Wilikens (Chief Human Resources Officer and Member of the Executive Committee at BNP Paribas Fortis) and Maha Keramane (Head of Social Entrepreneurship and Microfinance Europe, Group CSR).

  • Group - 06.03.2020

    BNP Paribas is pursuing its work to support the HeForShe programme

    BNP Paribas has fully incorporated the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals into its roadmap and these social and environmental issues are in line with BNP Paribas' CSR strategy.

  • Corporate philanthropy - 09.03.2020

    A look back at the Refugeeks 2019 programme organised by Simplon

    Eleven refugees learned basic digital skills in the first class of Simplon's "Refugeeks" programme. Here’s a look back at this new initiative supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation since 2019.

  • Group - 20.03.2020

    Covid-19: BNP Paribas supports employees and customers

    The evolution of Covid-19’s spread and the stringent protection mechanisms put in place in many countries give rise to concerns and doubts. In this unprecedented situation, BNP Paribas has taken exceptional measures. The objective is to protect the Group's employees while helping economic actors – and our clients in particular – overcome the difficulties encountered. This involves measures tailored to each situation that respond as closely as possible to the emergency while preparing for economic recovery.

  • Press release - 02.04.2020

    BNP Paribas: Board of Directors meeting of April 2nd, 2020

    In an unprecedented context and taking into consideration the recommendations issued by the European Central Bank on 27 March 2020 with respect to dividend distributions during the COVID-19 pandemic, BNP Paribas’ Board of Directors met on 2 April 2020, with Jean Lemierre as the Chairman.