Group - 07.01.2021
EIB Group and BNP Paribas launch new securitisation operation to support French companies facing the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis
Economy - 11.01.2021
2021: hopes and challenges
2021 is a year of hope with the arrival of vaccines. Health-related and economic uncertainty should ease significantly, and better visibility will help boost consumer and business confidence and thus drive economic growth. It is also a year of hope for the climate thanks to European initiatives and the prospect of a change of policy direction in the US. But these hopes bring challenges. How will we manage government debt? How might financial markets react if growth surprises on the upside?
Group - 12.01.2021
BNP Paribas, No. 1 European bank following its 2020 solicited rating by V.E (A1+ rating)
BNP Paribas obtains the maximum rating of A1+ following its second solicited rating, established by V.E (formerly Vigeo Eiris) at end-2020.
Group - 15.01.2021
BNP Paribas opens its private equity direct investment activity to its clients and announces an interim closing of BNP Paribas Agility Capital at € 525 M
BNP Paribas Principal Investments, the entity in charge of investments for the own account of BNP Paribas, has been investing directly in non-listed European mid-caps for more than 12 years. For the first time, BNP Paribas Group offers its European institutional clients and family offices the opportunity to join this strategy via the BNP Paribas Agility Capital fund, in which the Group commits 50%. Following the successful launch of this initiative in 2020, illustrated by an interim closing at already € 525 M, BNP Paribas Agility Capital aims to finalise its fundraising at more than € 600 M in 2021.
Cinema - 15.01.2021
My French Film Festival: the first digital film festival dedicated to French-language cinema
From 15 January to 15 February 2021, discover the 11th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival, the festival that celebrates the accomplishments of young French-language film-makers. For a whole month, the Festival offers film lovers from across the world the opportunity to share their love of French cinema by discovering more than 30 previously unreleased films, accessible on MyFrenchFilmFestival.com and on more than 60 partner platforms. BNP Paribas, a partner of the cinema for over 100 years, supports this digital event dedicated to the creation and distribution of French-language cinema around the globe.
Group - 18.01.2021
Office real estate and Covid-19: three main lessons to learn
Real estate, like many other sectors, has been highly impacted by the global health crisis. What changes can we anticipate in the office real estate market? Find out thanks to the latest BNP Paribas Real Estate TrendBook, special Covid-19 edition.
Recruitment - 20.01.2021
BNP Paribas obtains ‘Top Employers Europe 2021’ certification
For the eighth consecutive year, BNP Paribas has been awarded the “Top Employer Europe” 2021 label by the Top Employers Institute. This award is the result of by BNP Paribas’ Top Employer 2021 certification in seven of the Group’s countries: Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine.
Group - 21.01.2021
Data: BNP Paribas’ strategy
The banking and finance sectors are among those that produce and exchange the largest amount of data, a huge reservoir that offers an exciting perspective for analysis and application: improving the customer experience, making processes more fluid. However, the use of this data must occur within a standardized and secure framework, underpinned by a responsible and inclusive logic. This makes up a dual technological and ethical challenge that guides the Group's digital transformation.
Group - 26.01.2021
“Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations": BNP Paribas top French bank and second in Europe
In 2021, for the seventh consecutive year, BNP Paribas is a constituent of the recognised “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations” ranking drawn up by specialist Canadian magazine Corporate Knights. Listed for the first time in 2015, this year BNP Paribas is ranked 46th among the world's most sustainable corporations.
Group - 05.02.2021
BNP Paribas Group: Results as at 31 December 2020
The Board of Directors of BNP Paribas met on 4 February 2021, chaired by Jean Lemierre. The Board examined the Group’s results for the fourth quarter and endorsed the 2020 financial statements.
Group - 05.02.2021
BNP Paribas adapts its organisation to meet new human, technological and commercial challenges
The Group is adjusting its management team in consideration of the 2022-2025 strategic plan and continues to increase representation of women on governing bodies.
Innovation - 11.02.2021
BNP Paribas rolls out BENEtracker, an innovative solution that enables international credit transfer issuers to offer their beneficiaries real-time monitoring of their transactions with simplicity and security
BNP Paribas rolls out BENEtracker, an innovative solution that enables international credit transfer issuers to offer their beneficiaries real time monitoring of their transaction with simplicity and security
Group - 12.02.2021
Tech for Good: BNP Paribas’ responsible ambition in tech
“Having technology that serves people is without a doubt a key way forward in successfully transitioning the economy toward a more inclusive and sustainable world,” said Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Chief Executive Officer and Director of BNP Paribas, as he highlighted the Group’s commitments with the signing of the Tech for Good Call on 1 December, 2020. Gaining more momentum than ever, the French government brought together close to 80 economic leaders, encouraging the use of technology’s vast potential to create a more inclusive society.
Sustainable finance - 15.02.2021
BNP Paribas defines a restrictive policy to fight deforestation in the Amazon and the Cerrado regions
It is the first major international bank to set demanding criteria in terms of fighting against deforestation and ensuring traceability for companies operating in this area that wish to benefit from its financial services.
Corporate philanthropy - 17.02.2021
Portrait of Amala Dianor: from hip-hop to contemporary dance
Both choreographer and performer with a sensitive body language, Amala Dianor offers a large and hybrid choreographic work where hip-hop and contemporary dance intertwine.
Economy - 25.02.2021
Global economic outlook
Vaccination and policy support allow to look at the other side of the valley.
Group - 08.03.2021
International Women’s Rights Day: BNP Paribas sets new targets for gender diversity
Gender equality within the Group has been a key issue that BNP Paribas has worked on consistently and ambitiously for nearly 20 years. Now, just as women represent half of humanity, they make up 52% of the BNP Paribas Group’s workforce worldwide.
Group - 09.03.2021
BNP Paribas Wealth Management strengthens its position in the Entrepreneurs and Families segment in the Netherlands
BNP Paribas Wealth Management strengthens its position in the Netherlands to serve Dutch entrepreneurs and families. Bernt Kok has been appointed CEO of BNP Paribas Wealth Management in the Netherlands and Arjan van Rijn appointed Head of Key Clients. The new division aims to leverage on BNP Paribas’s local presence and synergies.
Innovation - 09.03.2021
BNP Paribas Partners with Token to launch “Instanea” an instant payment initiative for its merchants customers across Europe
Instanea underpinned by Token’s Open Banking technology enables faster, secure and more convenient online payments. This solution is available now to BNP Paribas’ retail customers in France for a pilot phase in 2021, with planned rollouts across Europe.
Group - 10.03.2021
Ambitious goals in sustainable finance recognised by International Financing Review
On February 26th, International Financing Review (IFR) awarded BNP Paribas with several honors including Bank of the Year for Sustainable Finance, a sign of BNP Paribas’ strong leadership in assisting its clients with the transition to a more sustainable economy. What sets BNP Paribas apart in its approach to sustainable finance? We take a look at the Group’s ambitious goals and its view on the future.
Group - 11.03.2021
BNP Paribas is looking to acquire up to 100% of Exane*
After a successful 17-year partnership, BNP Paribas is looking to acquire up to 100% of Exane*, raising its stake from the 50% currently held.
Group - 15.03.2021
Four successful years for the BNP Paribas Acceleration Programmes at Station F
Active and constant sponsor of FinTechs and Insurtechs worldwide, BNP Paribas is a major player in the startup ecosystem. In its Open Innovation dynamic, it has forged partnerships with various acceleration programmes around the world. Since 2017, the Group has been present at Station F, where it operates several acceleration programmes for startups which are all included in our “Fintech and Insurtech Connection”.
Corporate philanthropy - 18.03.2021
#Jazz Portrait: The Volunteered Slaves, the meeting of jazz and funk
Jazz with funk accents, five musicians united for nearly 20 years, an overflowing energy, a mix of styles, cultures and generations… Welcome to the world of The Volunteered Slaves! Supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation since 2016, this French jazz group, bubbling with talent and ideas, is releasing its 5th album SpaceShipOne this year, an ode to space that blends jazz, funk, afro and electro. On this occasion, we draw the portrait of these gifted musicians who have overcome the frontiers of musical genres.
Sustainable finance - 19.03.2021
BNP Paribas supports scientific research on climate in Arctic regions
In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and its own Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, BNP Paribas actively adresses global warming issues through a number of channels, including its Foundation and partnerships with influencers in a variety of domains - from science to cinema - and also by developing sustainable finance tools that incorporate climate-related levers. Recognising the fundamental importance of studying Earth's melting ice, in montains and in polar regions such as the Arctic, has been a particular focus due to the impact this rapid change has on all aspects of the envronment.
Sustainable finance - 23.03.2021
How "We Engage" with sustainable finance: internal training on social and environmental challenges
In line with its company purpose and its transformation strategy, BNP Paribas offers an ambitious training programme to its 200,000 employees worldwide: ‘We Engage.’ Its goal? Raising their awareness of environmental and social issues as well as providing them with a true "passport" for sustainable finance, We Engage explainins the role that everyone can play in this field, both internally and with the bank's customers. BNP Paribas is one of the first companies in the world to offer all its employees training on the concrete and operational aspects of sustainable development.
Economy - 24.03.2021
Economic outlook in emerging markets
Recruitment - 24.03.2021
The banking jobs: how digital transformation can support our insurance business. Michael Nguyen, CIO at BNP Paribas Cardif
BNP Paribas Cardif, the world leader in credit insurance, plays a key role in the daily life of its clients by offering them products and services that enable them to carry out their projects, while protecting themselves against the vagaries of life. A subsidiary of the BNP Paribas group operating in 33 countries, the company leverages a business model based on partnerships and has set itself the mission of making insurance more accessible. In a world that has been deeply changed by digital technology, which takes a growing place in the activities of its partners and the daily lives of its clients, BNP Paribas Cardif seeks to be ever more agile, innovative and efficient.
Corporate philanthropy - 25.03.2021
Refugeeks by Simplon, a program to facilitate refugee integration through learning of digital skills and French
Created by the Simplon network, the “Refugeeks” program set up in 2019, aims to reduce the digital divide for refugees while offering them the opportunity to learn French. When they arrive on French soil, refugees face many obstacles to their integration: a language they need to learn and the lack of landmarks when it comes to internet use. In the frame of the BNP Paribas European-wide refugee aid program launched in 2015, the BNP Paribas Foundation has been supporting the Refugeeks program since inception, amongst other partners.
Group - 26.03.2021
Developing the circular economy
The circular economy is no longer restricted to retail companies. The public health crisis has revealed how important this concept is, on the one hand, in the face of the accelerating insecurity for a large part of society, and, on the other, in the face of an increasing awareness on the preservation of natural resources.
Corporate philanthropy - 08.04.2021
Invasive exotic species: how much are they costing us?
The issue of invasive exotic species remains underestimated, even though they are known to be the second greatest threat to biodiversity. Indeed, invasive exotic species represent a major cause of native species extinction of disruption to human health, and of economic collapse in some sectors. To raise awareness of the issue, a team of researchers spent five years calculating the worldwide economic impact of these species since the 1970s. One hundred specialists from 39 countries contributed to this enlightening scientific study, enabled by the InvaCost database and funded by the BNP Paribas Foundation.
Group - 14.04.2021
Interview with Marie-Geneviève Loys Carrieras, Head of Solidarity Investments
With the publication of the BNP Paribas Asset Management 2020 social performance report (in French), Marie-Geneviève Loys Carreiras, Head of Solidarity Investments, BNP Paribas Asset Management addresses the challenges of impact investing and the results of solidarity investment activity in 2020, a year that was exceptional in many respects.
Recruitment - 15.04.2021
The banking jobs: PACE, agility in the service of the Group's transformation
Innovative technologies, new players, evolving customer practices: major changes are profoundly impacting the banking, finance and insurance sector. To adapt to these changes and anticipate future developments, BNP Paribas has set up a cross-functional unit responsible for supporting the transformation of retail banking in France and abroad. PACE's keywords: customer experience, opportunities and innovation. Fanny Dufaud, Strategy & Marketing Manager at PACE, tells us more.
Group - 19.04.2021
Carbon footprints: BNP Paribas helps its employees and clients reduce their environmental impacts
Over the course of 2020, BNP Paribas continued its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and offered its clients new solutions to help them do the same. During this year marked by many challenges, digital issues have become key topics in these processes.
Corporate philanthropy - 19.04.2021
The BNP Paribas Foundation stands alongside its artists
As a patron of contemporary creation, the BNP Paribas Foundation has been active since the start of the health crisis to support its partners, in particular by honouring all its philanthropic commitments to the artists and institutions it sponsors. Despite the conditions imposed by the current context, artists continue to follow their muse with energy and determination, as they await the day when they can reconnect with performance venues and audiences. Find out how they are adapting to the situation and what the BNP Paribas Foundation is doing to support them in a new series of video interviews.
Economy - 20.04.2021
Economic outlook USA: a vigorous economic recovery
Even as the United States passed the tragic threshold of 560,000 Covid-19 deaths, the acceleration of the vaccination campaign (40% of the population has already been covered) raises hopes that the crisis is nearing an end. In a televised speech, President Biden set the symbolic date of July 4th – Independence Day – for a possible return to normal. Google Mobility indicators are already showing signs of improvement: with the rebound in employment (nearly a million jobs were created in March alone), they confirm that the consumption growth engine has started up again, after stalling in winter 2020.
Sustainable finance - 21.04.2021
BNP Paribas joins the Net-Zero Banking Alliance launched by the UNEP
In line with its commitments to fight climate change, BNP Paribas has joined the Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA) launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). This banking alliance is a decisive step in the mobilisation of the financial sector for climate. It is part of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero chaired by Mark Carney ahead of COP26.
Corporate philanthropy - 28.04.2021
The "NOTION" project predicts the impact of climate change on the oceans activity
Facing global warming and ocean acidification, what is the role of marine phytoplankton, and what are the impacts on marine biology and productivity? Questions the “NOTION” project is trying to answer, supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation through its Climate & Biodiversity Initiative.
Sustainable finance - 28.04.2021
Preserving biodiversity: BNP Paribas activates collective efforts
Faced with the global challenge of preserving biodiversity, no single player will arrive at soluitons on their own. That is why the BNP Paribas Group has chosen to join coalitions, as it has for its other actions, promoting a more sustainable and inclusive economy. The goal? Pooling everyone's strengths to find the solutions that will help preserve biodiversity, which is currently under threat.
Group - 29.04.2021
Amid the wave of Covid-19 in India, the BNP Paribas Rescue & Recover Fund takes action
In the past few days, India has been facing an explosion in the number of cases after the emergence of a new variant of the virus. This sharp increase quickly overwhelmed hospitals in this country of 1.3 billion people, resulting in the rapid saturation of its healthcare system, which now lacks the equipment and medicine to contain this deadly second wave. In the face of this very difficult health situation, BNP Paribas has decided to act.
Group - 30.04.2021
BNP Paribas Group: Results as at 31 March 2021
The Board of Directors of BNP Paribas met on 29 April 2021. The meeting was chaired by Jean Lemierre, and the Board examined the Group’s results for the first quarter 2021.
Sustainable finance - 04.05.2021
BNP Paribas reaffirms its commitments to help preserve biodiversity
For several years, BNP Paribas has been committed to preserving biodiversity through its financing policies, constructive dialogues with its clients, the coalitions in which it participates, philanthropy and support for research. In recognising the importance of the risks and opportunities associated with this challenge, the Group has furthered and strengthened its actions.
Sustainable finance - 04.05.2021
BNP Paribas strengthens its commitment to preserving biodiversity
Press release - 05.05.2021
BNP Paribas appoints Sandro Pierri CEO of BNP Paribas Asset Management
BNP Paribas announces the appointment of Sandro Pierri as CEO of BNP Paribas Asset Management, its asset management arm, with effect from 1 July 2021.
Economy - 11.05.2021
Eurozone: from vaccination towards a brighter economic horizon
In 2020, the Eurozone was hit by the worst recession in its short history. Restrictive health measures to curb the Covid-19 pandemic led to a 6.8% decline in gross domestic product (GDP) last year.
Sustainable finance - 12.05.2021
BNP Paribas takes further steps in aligning its credit portfolio to finance a carbon neutral economy
Over the past few years, BNP Paribas has implemented policies aimed at ending the financing of the most polluting energies (coal, shale gas specialists, etc.) and has become a global leader in financing the ecological transition by fully supporting its customers committed to this transition.
Group - 17.05.2021
Actions against climate change: BNP Paribas publishes its second “Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures” (TCFD) report
Committed to the fight against climate change since 2011, BNP Paribas publishes today its second annual report dedicated to describing its approach, analysis and management of the risks and opportunities related to climate change.
Group - 19.05.2021
The Group’s new organisation, announced on 5 February 2021, took effect on 19 May 2021.
As announced at the time of the publication of its 2020 annual results, BNP Paribas has decided to adapt its organisation and adjust its management team, while continuing to increase the representation of women on its governing bodies. These measures took effect the day after the Group’s Annual General Meeting on 19 May 2021.
Sustainable finance - 27.05.2021
Cleantech: BNP Paribas and Solar Impulse are launching an investment fund dedicated to startups
BNP Paribas and the Solar Impulse Foundation, created by Bertrand Piccard, are launching a new investment fund dedicated to supporting clean tech, innovative startups that act in favour of the environment. The fund is being developed at a time when Solar Impulse has also achieved its goal, with the support of partners including BNP Paribas, of labelling more than 1,000 innovative solutions designed to protect the environment.
Group - 27.05.2021
A Global Agreement leads to many breakthroughs for employee rights in the Group
In 2018, BNP Paribas and UNI Global Union signed an agreement on 7 topics relating to fundamental labour rights that laid down a global social framework that applies to all of the Group’s employees in all of its regions. Three years later, with the agreement reaching its expiry date, the assessment of its implementation is positive.
Tennis - 28.05.2021
Roland-Garros 2021: BNP Paribas gets the ball rolling with young people
The French Open is an emblematic sporting tournament and the imminent reopening of the doors of Roland-Garros also marks the gradual return to an - almost - normal life. And for this 2021 edition, BNP Paribas is targeting 18-25-year old, who have been particularly affected by the health crisis. As a long-standing sponsor of tennis and an active player in youth inclusion, the Group will be reaffirming these two commitments during the French Open. Game, set and match for young people from 24 May to 13 June.
Group - 31.05.2021
Common Good Summit: See the interview with Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
"What has happened to the common good?" That's the question that Nobel Prize winners, international leaders, CEOs and researchers from major universities addressed on May 27th & 28th during the Common Good Summit organized by French magazine Challenges and the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).
Group - 03.06.2021
ChangeNOW: BNP Paribas at the heart of a global event dedicated to the sustainable world of tomorrow
From May 27th to 29th, ChangeNOW took place entirely online, representing an exceptional meeting of decision makers, experts, activists, innovators and major global economic players. More than 500 speakers discussed ideas, objectives and ways forward to build a promising, habitable and sustainable world together. As a partner of the event, BNP Paribas contributed its expertise to the topics up for discussion. We take a look at ChangeNOW and its forward-looking coalition.
Economy - 07.06.2021
BNP Paribas Cardif survey: Protect and project oneself in times of crisis
Insurer BNP Paribas Cardif has conducted a vast opinion survey spanning 21,000 people in 21 countries on three continents (Europe, South America and Asia) to assess both the impact of the Covid-19 crisis and personal protection needs. The online study, which includes some questions asked previously during a 2019 survey, was conducted with expertise from the Ipsos opinion research company. Watch the following video to discover some of the study’s findings:
Innovation - 10.06.2021
VivaTech 2021: technology that serves the planet and society
Due to health constraints, the 5th edition of Viva Technology, which will take place from 16 to 19 June, will be “phygital”! A hybrid format combining physical and digital attendance with more than 500 exhibitors, including 200 start-ups, at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, with strict observance of all health measures.
Group - 14.06.2021
BNP Paribas’ 2020 Integrated Report : accelerating the transition together
The 2020 Integrated report, "By your side", now online, reflects the strong mobilisation of our teams and the support that the Group has been keen to provide to its customers, partners and also to society in general throughout this exceptional year.
Innovation - 16.06.2021
BNP Paribas at #VivaTech 2021: what's on the programme?
This 5th edition of VivaTech, which takes place from 16 to 19 June, is resolutely focused on open innovation and economic recovery. VivaTech has set up a “hybrid” event that includes a business-oriented physical part and an innovative digital platform to bring together all players from around the world in the spirit of a community.
Innovation - 17.06.2021
Sustainable finance applied to reducing food waste
The fight against food waste is becoming increasingly widespread and tangible throughout the world, and with good reason: according to the United Nations, this waste represents between 8 and 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and 1/3 of the food produced each year is being thrown away. Such a massive environmental and societal impact is not being ignored. A whole section of finance, through responsible products - and of the economy, through innovation - is being structured to remedy the situation.
Group - 21.06.2021
BNP Paribas renews its refugee aid programme in Europe for three years
Sunday 20 June is dedicated to: “World Refugee Day” by the UN. This was an opportunity to take stock of BNP Paribas' significant commitment since 2015 to refugees, who according to the UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency) represented nearly 82.4 million people worldwide in 2020.
Group - 24.06.2021
At the Movin’On Summit, BNP Paribas co-constructs tomorrow’s mobility solutions
On the occasion of the Movin’On international sustainable mobility summit, which took place from June 1 to 4, BNP Paribas, a world leader in sustainable finance, reviews its commitment and involvement in this unique movement, which is currently the world’s leading ecosystem for sustainable co-innovation.
Group - 29.06.2021
BNP Paribas joins the Generation Equality Forum and continues the Agrifed programme initiated with HeForShe
In 2018, the Group joined forces with UN Women, with the support of its subsidiary BICIS, in the Agrifed programme, which aims to strengthen food security in Senegal by promoting female entrepreneurship.
Sustainable finance - 06.07.2021
Euronext ESG summit: turning the tide for a sustainable maritime economy
Sustainable development of the maritime economy and protection of the oceans can go hand in hand. Innovative financing will play a key role, and fits in line with the Group’s recent commitments to biodiversity and further accelerating the transition to a sustainable economy.
Press release - 07.07.2021
BNP Paribas Wealth Management - “2021 Global Entrepreneur & Family report” - A focus on portfolio strategy of Elite Entrepreneurs and families in light of the Covid-19 pandemic
Based on the voices of nearly 1,000 entrepreneurs and multi-generational families holding on average investable assets of more than $17 million, residing in 19 countries across Europe, Asia, the United States and the Middle East, this exclusive report gives an insight on the investment strategies that have driven their portfolio allocations in 2021 and beyond.
Sustainable finance - 12.07.2021
Investing your savings responsibly: How does it work?
Today, more and more people are interested in responsible investment products: individuals, companies, states, institutions, NGOs, etc. However, even if they want savings with a positive impact on society and the environment, savers still do not have a clear picture of how it works and have yet to put their ambitions into action. The good news is that things are changing. New regulations for finance in the European Union such as SFDR (Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations) have created standard obligations of transparency for financial actors, which will make it easier for clients seeking sustainable products to make their choices. This legal requirement is further accelerating the pro-active steps BNP Paribas has already taken for several years. Responsible savings guarantee that societal, environmental and social concerns are taken into consideration within growing economic sectors and for the long term. But how exactly? How can we ensure their credibility, added value and profitability? How can they be in line with our values while also taking into account their real impact on nature and society? To find out, we take a close look at this major component of #PositiveBanking.
Group - 12.07.2021
Accelerating 6 promising startups supported by BNP Paribas' TechUp programme
Present since 2017 at Station F, the giant startup hub based in Paris, BNP Paribas launched a new programme dedicated to Fintech & Insurtech startups, TechUp by BNP Paribas, in October 2020 . In its dedicated space, BNP Paribas welcomed six startups for six months with the aim of providing support to develop their solution and by facilitating exchanges with the Bank's experts: a "win-win" collaboration that is in line with BNP Paribas' open innovation policy.
Group - 13.07.2021
BNP Paribas receives approvals and completes the acquisition of Exane
BNP Paribas announces that it has now received all necessary approvals and completed the acquisition of 100% of Exane, thus raising its stake from the 50% previously held during a successful 17-year partnership. This milestone represents a new chapter for both BNP Paribas and Exane, thanks to the strong collaboration and long-standing commitments from the teams of both firms. Leveraging Exane’s expertise in cash equities (execution and research) and derivatives, BNP Paribas will be able to provide a full suite of services on equities to Institutional investors and Corporates worldwide, positioning the bank as a leading provider in Global Equities.
Corporate philanthropy - 13.07.2021
2021 Summer Festivals: the BNP Paribas Foundation alongside artists
The BNP Paribas Foundation supports several music and dance festivals, all great highlights of the French cultural summer scene. The choreographers and companies have (finally) been able to regain the stage and their public, notably at Montpellier Danse and at the Avignon Festival. The musicians are also reinvesting the stages of festivals such as Jazz sous les pommiers in Coutances or Jazz in Vienne. A summer of reunion with the performing arts!
Innovation - 16.07.2021
Retail: How does 'unified commerce' rethink the customer journey and payment experience?
With the rise of digital technology, online commerce is becoming increasingly commonplace. The health crisis has further accelerated the phenomenon, made possible by the rapid development of online payment methods. A new stage in the progression from multichannel to omnichannel, unified commerce offers a comprehensive customer journey, for a new relationship between customer and merchant. Neil Pein, Global Head of Axepta BNP Paribas Group and Head of Payments Transformation for the BNP Paribas Group, explains this trend.
Economy - 23.07.2021
Looking beyond the peak in growth
A global macro economic analysis by region after 18 months of pandemic by BNP Paribas Group Chief Economist, William de Vijlder
Innovation - 27.07.2021
BNP Paribas, Casino Group and Crédit Mutuel Alliance Fédérale sign an exclusivity agreement for the sale of FLOA to BNP Paribas
Group - 30.07.2021
BNP Paribas Group: Results as at 30 June 2021
The Board of Directors of BNP Paribas met on 29 July 2021. The meeting was chaired by Jean Lemierre, and the Board examined the Group’s results for the second quarter 2021.
Group - 30.07.2021
Publication of the EU-wide stress test results by the European Banking Authority
On 30 July 2021, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published the results of the EU-wide stress test carried out jointly with the European Central Bank (ECB). This exercise covered the 50 most important banks of the European Union and was conducted this year following the postponement of the 2020 exercise due to the health crisis.
Sustainable finance - 04.08.2021
Climate and biodiversity in 2021: reviewing the year's commitments so far
2021 has already proven an important year of milestones for BNP Paribas’ objective to be a leader in sustainable finance. In addition to its continued work building on previous commitments to align with the Paris Agreement and improve transparency, the Group made several important new commitments to accelerate its actions in the fight against climate change and the preservation of the Earth’s biodiversity.
Group - 12.08.2021
Inclusion: BNP Paribas’ most recent initiatives
Inclusion is one of the fundamental values at the heart of the Group’s strategy.
Group - 18.08.2021
Sustainable Finance in action: from responsible savings to preserving the Arctic
BNP Paribas’ commitment to being a leader in sustainable finance means integrating the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals into both the CSR and business strategy of all its divisions worldwide. In the lead up to the COP 26 this fall, 2021 has already been an important year for commitments to furthering the ecological and energy transition, and these commitments can be clearly seen through the Group’s business lines and its support to clients. From innovative solutions to help people understand their own impact on the environment, to efforts reducing food waste, to more responsible investments for all, the Group’s diverse businesses are all dedicated to making sustainability accessible to individuals, SMEs and corporates.
Recruitment - 30.08.2021
“Feminising IT professions is a strategic challenge for BNP Paribas and society as a whole”
Out of 10 BNP Paribas Group IT employees worldwide, 3 are women. At the end of 2020, the IT department of the BNP Paribas Group has taken the issue head on by launching a project around the world, designed to welcome more women into our IT teams. Meet Isabelle Moirez, Head of Human Resources at BNP Paribas IT since 2018, who explains the programme and its challenges.
Sustainable finance - 31.08.2021
“It is essential that banks contribute to protecting the Earth’s ecosystems"
Two major events in France this September will bring together important actors in CSR and the protection of the environment to discuss current threats to biodiversity, and how sustainable finance can play a role in preserving the earth’s natural capital: the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Congress in Marseille and the Giverny Forum, near Paris. To understand better these complex issues, we speak with Sebastien Soleille, Global Head of Energy Transition and the Environment for BNP Paribas.
Group - 06.09.2021
Asset Management, a lever for preserving biodiversity
Robert-Alexandre Poujade, ESG Analyst and Biodiversity Lead within the BNP Paribas Asset Management Sustainability Centre, gives us his thoughts on how sustainable investments can help preserve biodiversity , a subject he will also address in his presentations at the International Union for Conservation of Nature Congress in Marseille, France.
Group - 10.09.2021
BNP Paribas acclaimed for leadership in sustainable finance by 2021 Euromoney Global Awards
BNP Paribas has been acknowledged as a leader in the global effort to create a truly sustainable economy by leading financial publication, Euromoney. The bank continues to be strongly engaged in developing the products, services, metrics and methodologies that have been enabling sustainable change for many years now.
Sustainable finance - 29.09.2021
Clients drive innovation for better responsible savings solutions at BNP Paribas Wealth Management
For the past 15 years, BNP Paribas Wealth Management has integrated responsible funds into its investment portfolios, an offer that has been gradually developed and affirmed by the high net worth individuals that make up the bank’s clients. As proof, since 2011, the assets under management of these responsible funds have grown by 50% per year. We take a closer look at this boom in responsible savings, the result of a virtuous dynamic between BNP Paribas private bankers and their clients.
Recruitment - 29.09.2021
The Banking jobs: Cybersecurity, a key area of expertise for securing the digital experience of our customers
With the digitisation of the financial sector and more generally of all sectors, cyber risks have for several years been an indisputable reality that we need to factor into our business in order to secure the data our customers and employees. Cybersecurity is therefore a central concern in our daily work. Faced with the upsurge and sophistication of threats, within the Group’s IT and cyber sector, teams responsible for cybersecurity are tasked with protecting, detecting and reacting quickly in the event of an anomaly or risk.
Sustainable finance - 30.09.2021
Responsible savings: Understand the essentials with just one infographic!
What do we call responsible savings? How are these investments easily identifiable for a client? What are the 4 types of responsible funds offered by BNP Paribas? What about financial performance and impact measurement?
Recruitment - 01.10.2021
BNP Paribas supports young people, the bank’s future talent
While the health crisis has impacted young people’s confidence about the future all around the world, it has also made them more eager to act for the environment. BNP Paribas has shown its understanding and support as a leader in sustainable finance by playing an active role in helping them to develop careers in line with their aspirations. The BNP Paribas group is not only supporting young people as a responsible employer, but also as a bank and company committed to a more just and inclusive society.
Group - 07.10.2021
Two BNP Paribas experts join the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)
In June 2020, an informal group work was launched, co-chaired by Antoine Sire, Head of Company Engagement, which was tasked with preparing the TNFD. Two BNP Paribas experts, Sébastien Soleille, Head of Energy and Environment transition, and Robert-Alexandre Poujade, ESG Analyst at BNP Paribas Asset Management, now represent the Group within this taskforce, whose first meeting was held this Wednesday, 6 October.
Group - 11.10.2021
Stepping up the pace for innovative payments: a strategic challenge for BNP Paribas
Speed, fluidity and security are the key words for the customer experience when it comes to payment. Fintechs have often distinguished themselves in the first two areas, while traditional banks have maintained their competitive advantage on security, a key aspect in the bond of trust with their customers. It is unlikely that the pace of transformation brought about by the Covid-19 crisis in this area slows down.
Group - 14.10.2021
BNP Paribas recognized by EcoVadis and FTSE4Good extra-financial ratings
For many years, BNP Paribas has featured a robust and ambitious CSR (Corporate Sustainable Responsibility) strategy, and its operational implementation is regularly subjected to in-depth analyzes by specialist ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) third parties. Two recognized extra-financial rating agencies have recently awarded the Group excellent scores in their latest evaluations, confirming the high level of performance demonstrated by BNP Paribas in terms of corporate social responsibility.
Group - 18.10.2021
Sustainable Investment: Real estate continues to boost its sustainable actions
The rise of ESG integration (Environmental, Social and Governance criteria) is becoming more and more visible in the real estate sector, which has been shaken by profound changes. To support these changes, BNP Paribas' real estate investment fund management entity - BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management (REIM) - is mobilising its clients and partners to rethink its business and accelerate its sustainability strategy.
Sustainable finance - 27.10.2021
BNP Paribas is creating the Low-Carbon Transition Group, mobilising global resources to contribute to the acceleration of its corporate and institutional clients’ transition to a sustainable and low-carbon economy
BNP Paribas is creating a dedicated organisation to support its corporate and institutional clients around the world in accelerating their transition to a sustainable and low-carbon economy. Building on BNP Paribas’ leadership in capital markets and sustainable finance, 100 new recruitments will be part of a 250-professionals team. This Low-Carbon Transition Group will also provide clients access to banking and extra banking expertise across the BNP Paribas Group including clean energy, mobility and built environment solutions.
Press release - 27.10.2021
BNP Paribas will execute a green repo with EDF, a first for a corporate
The proceeds of this innovative financing structure, on which BNP Paribas was sole arranger and counterparty, will be used to finance or refinance a project adhering to green financing principles, guidelines and standards as set forth in EDF’s 2020 Green Bond Framework.
Group - 29.10.2021
BNP Paribas launches a share buyback program of 900 million euros
On the strength of its confirmed growth potential and solid balance sheet and performances, BNP Paribas announces today the launch of a share buyback program of BNP Paribas S.A. ordinary shares for a maximum total amount of €900 million. BNP Paribas has received the approval from the European Central Bank and a contract was concluded with an investment services provider acting independently, entrusted by an irrevocable instruction to purchase the shares. The purchase period will start on November, 1st 2021 and will end no later than February, 8th 2022. The shares purchased under the program will be cancelled. BNP Paribas will provide weekly updates on the program’s status via a press release on BNP Paribas’ website, and via an effective and full dissemination in accordance with applicable legal provisions: https://invest.bnpparibas/en/search/reports/documents/regulated-information The share buyback program will be carried out in accordance with the provisions set out in the EU Regulation n°596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April, 16th 2014 on market abuse and its implementing provisions, and within the limits of the general authorisation granted to BNP Paribas to purchase shares on the market pursuant to the 5th resolution adopted by the General Meeting of BNP Paribas on May 18th, 2021. The description of the share buyback program is available in appendix and on BNP Paribas’s website: https://invest.bnpparibas/en/search/reports/documents/regulated-information
Group - 29.10.2021
BNP Paribas Group: Results as at 30 September 2021
The Board of Directors of BNP Paribas met on 28 October 2021. The meeting was chaired by Jean Lemierre, and the Board examined the Group’s results for the third quarter 2021.
Group - 03.11.2021
COP26: understanding a key moment for the climate
From 31 October to 12 November 2021, the dedicated climate conference COP26 takes place in Glasgow, Scotland, around four major themes: Securing the ‘global net zero carbon’ goal, protecting communities and natural habitats, mobilising finance and working together to achieve the goals set out in the Paris Agreement. But, if you’re still wondering what exactly is a COP and what you can expect over these weeks, here are the answers.
Group - 05.11.2021
BNP Paribas Wealth Management “2021 Global Entrepreneur & Family report” - Impact Journey
A comprehensive view of Entrepreneurs and Families shifting attitude toward sustainable investing. Based on the voices of nearly 1,000 entrepreneurs and multi-generational families holding on average investable assets of more than $17 million and residing in 19 countries across Europe, Asia, the United States and the Middle East, this exclusive report gives a comprehensive view of their shifting attitude toward sustainable investing and their new impact priorities.
Group - 08.11.2021
BNP Paribas announces referral arrangement for Credit Suisse Prime Services customers
BNP Paribas is pleased to announce that it has signed a referral agreement with Credit Suisse to support their Prime Services and Derivatives Clearing customers in their selection of alternative providers for such services, in order to ensure a smooth migration of Credit Suisse business in the context of its recently announced exit from Prime Services activities.
Corporate philanthropy - 09.11.2021
LIFE WITHOUT ICE: climate change and consequences of glaciers extinction
Facing climate change, what are the consequences of glacier extinction in temperate and tropical regions for humans and non-humans living in the mountains? A question the “LIFE WITHOUT ICE” project is trying to answer, supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation through its Climate & Biodiversity Initiative.
Group - 09.11.2021
Exploring hydrogen's potential for clean energy
Hydrogen as an energy carrier is no longer just a fringe idea. More governments and major international companies are committed to supporting this industry emerging in the field of low-carbon hydrogen solutions. BNP Paribas has long taken an interest in the considerable potential of this energy solution, which is attracting a growing number of investors, despite challenges that are holding back its large-scale development.
Recruitment - 10.11.2021
The Banking jobs: Agile Coach, working methods at the heart of the Group
A culture of continuous development and improvement, Agility is a priority for BNP Paribas. From the first experiments conducted in recent years, the Group's business lines quickly perceived the beneficial effects both in terms of value creation and team dynamics. This has led to an across-the-board movement to organise the 'scaling up' of these new ways of working and these modes of operating between teams. Yacine Adjerime, in charge of the agile@scale programme at French Retail Banking (FRB), presents the challenges and the key role of Agile Coaches in supporting this in-depth transformation.
Sustainable finance - 16.11.2021
Investing sustainably or nothing: BNP Paribas Asset Management teams at the heart of the action
BNP Paribas Asset Management is a leading player in sustainable investments. The work of an asset manager consists of managing assets entrusted to them by investors, whether they are individuals, companies or institutions. And BNP Paribas Asset Management has a clear approach to their work: The value of assets under management (AUM) is now closely linked to the responsible commitment of companies. Environment, Social and Corporate Governance: These criteria are now inseparable from efficient asset management. Why? How? What are the main trends? We take a look at a business that has made in-depth transformations in the service of sustainability.
Group - 17.11.2021
SAM Extra-financial rating: BNP Paribas in top 6% of banks for the first time
With an overall score of 82/100, BNP Paribas' performance in the annual extra-financial rating of SAM, the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) is showing once again a progression. BNP Paribas hence confirms its leadership within the banking sector and positions itself in the top 6 % of banks assessed (out of a global universe of 245 banks, where the sector average score is 38/100).
Group - 19.11.2021
Access 200 years of BNP Paribas history in one click!
With podcasts, spotlights on remarkable archives, Retronews videos, and more, the BNP Paribas Well of History website offers new content and an enhanced search function. Whether you are an historian, an enthusiast, a student or just curious, travel through two centuries of history and archives with 552 historical annual reports, over 150 contextualised archive documents, 180 illustrated articles and much more.
Innovation - 19.11.2021
How to build a trustworthy and inclusive AI?
Whether we realise it or not, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and algorithms are ubiquitous today. They have entered our daily lives to help us in our decision-making and guide us in our choices. In the banking industry in general, and within our BNP Paribas in particular, they have become widespread and find their applications in several services and products.
Group - 25.11.2021
Combating violence against women: BNP Paribas makes new commitments
On 25 November, the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Group reaffirms its commitment to combating violence against women. We need to remember that one in three women in the world has been, is, or will be a victim of physical and/or sexual violence during her lifetime, most often committed by her spouse or former spouse. This violence has serious consequences for the mental and physical health of the victims and has a direct impact on their work and career path.
Sustainable finance - 25.11.2021
A collaboration with ADEME to get more out of energy performance certificates
Did you know that home loans for individuals indirectly generate greenhouse gases? To ensure that BNP Paribas meets its climate commitments, our CSR team has worked with the French Ecological Transition Agency (ADEME) to optimise the use of the database gathering energy performance certificates (EPCs) of properties sold or leased in France. The experts explain how, together, ADEME and BNP Paribas are working toward an open source solution enabling all players to take action on climate change.
Group - 25.11.2021
Notification by the ACPR of the designation of BNP Paribas on the 2021 list of G-SIBs
BNP Paribas has received the notification by the ACPR (“Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution”), dated 23 November 2021, that the Group has been designated on the 2021 list of Global Systemically Important Banks (G-SIBs) in the bucket 3 corresponding to its score based on end-2020 data.
Group - 02.12.2021
BNP Paribas Wealth Management presents its 5 most relevant investment themes for 2022
The 5 investment themes for 2022 focus on post-lockdown innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit, investors’ need for inflation protection, the emergence of the circular economy, small and mid-caps, and the metaverse.
Press release - 02.12.2021
BNP Paribas Agility Capital Successfully Closes its Fundraising at €739M
Since its launch in 2020, BNP Paribas Agility Capital has opened up the possibility for the group's institutional clients and family offices to invest directly in non-listed European midcaps. The final closing of the fundraising reached € 739 M, exceeding its € 600 M target and attesting the relevance of its approach. The investment strategy of BNP Paribas Agility Capital, which has been deployed on behalf of the group for many years, is notably characterised by a high degree of flexibility in instruments (equity, subordinated debt, unitranche), types of operations and sectors of activity.
Corporate philanthropy - 06.12.2021
International Volunteer Day: update on the 1MillionHours2Help volunteering programme of BNP Paribas
Since 1985, December 5th has been a celebration of the commitment from all those who give their time to help society at large. With this International Volunteer Day – estimated at one billion participants – the UN highlights the vital role volunteers play towards a more just and sustainable world. It is a vision of the world that BNP Paribas supports and to which it wishes to contribute, notably through its 1MillionHours2Help volunteering programme.
Corporate philanthropy - 07.12.2021
Exploring the dance of the past and the future with the BNP Paribas Foundation
A look back at Dansathon, a hackathon focused on dance, and at the 10th anniversary of the Numeridanse digital library, two key events in November, supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation.
Group - 10.12.2021
Women's Forum Global Meeting 2021: acting for climate
As the COP26 ended, the Women's Forum Global Meeting was held from 15 to 19 November at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. The climate was given a prominent place at these meetings, in which BNP Paribas was once again a partner.
Press release - 14.12.2021
BNP Paribas Wealth Management “2021 Global Entrepreneur & Family Report”
A comprehensive assessment of the way the private and professional needs of Entrepreneurs and multi-generation Families and have changed in the pandemic era. Based on the voices of nearly 1,000 Entrepreneurs and multi-generational Families holding on average investable assets of more than $17 million and residing in 19 countries across Europe, Asia, the United States and the Middle East, this exclusive report gives a comprehensive view of the changing requirements of Entrepreneurs and multi-generation Families.
Sustainable finance - 14.12.2021
Insurance : “Our clients aspire to go beyond just financial performance; they want their savings and investments to have meaning”
While responsible investing has long been at the heart of insurer BNP Paribas Cardif's offering, it is growing at a steady pace given the increasing demand from clients and societal imperatives. Challenges and prospects with Olivier Héreil, Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of asset management at BNP Paribas Cardif.
Group - 16.12.2021
Perspectives: a new publication on the current, major issues in sustainable finance
The COP26, sustainable mobility, hydrogen, carbon capture, green bonds, EU Green Taxonomy: the shifting landscape of sustainable finance can at times be a difficult world to understand and to explain. To help navigate these issues, BNP Paribas has created a new publication for its clients, Perspectives. In just eight pages, this new publication brings together numerous experts from within and outside the Group and to share their view on the key topics of the moment for sustainable finance.
Financial Information - 17.12.2021
BNP Paribas in exclusive negotiations with Stellantis in the context of a reshuffling of their partnerships relating to “Captive” Financing.
As a result of the merger between the PSA and FCA Groups, Stellantis has entered into exclusive negotiations with its financial partners, aiming at reshapping its current partnerships on “captive” financing through joint ventures (“JVs”) on a per-country basis, for all Stellantis brands. Consequently, BNP Paribas Personal Finance would become the exclusive partner of Stellantis captive for Financing activities of all its brands in three strategic markets: Germany, Austria and the UK.
Recruitment - 17.12.2021
The banking jobs: business development, a springboard for people from every background
The ever-changing banking sector hires thousands of candidates every year, notably in business development, and offers excellent career advancement opportunities. And BNP Paribas is no exception! It houses many different activities in which business development plays a key role, whether that means developing projects for customers, the company or the economy as a whole. Assia Bihr, Banker, and Abraham Kablan, Sales engineer, shed some light on their careers.
Group - 20.12.2021
BNP Paribas reached an agreement with BMO for the sale of Bank of the West
BNP Paribas has reached an agreement with BMO Financial Group for the sale of 100% of its retail & commercial banking activities in the United States conducted through its subsidiary Bank of the West, Inc. for a total consideration of 16.3 billion US dollars in cash (the "Transaction")
Corporate philanthropy - 21.12.2021
The BNP Paribas Foundation and jazz, 25 years of passion and fidelity
The BNP Paribas Foundation has been supporting jazz music for 25 years, and especially jazz musicians throughout their careers, helping them fulfill their musical projects. The Foundation also supports many festivals in France and abroad where the Group is present. Why jazz, one might ask?
Innovation - 23.12.2021
Financing deep tech - a challenge taken up by BNP Paribas at « Hello Tomorrow »
The 7th edition of the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit, an event dedicated to deep tech innovations supported by BNP Paribas as global partner, was held on 2 and 3 December in Paris. An opportunity to take another look at the investment and financing issues of these specific players.