Archives 2021

  • Press release - 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.

  • Press release - 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 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.

  • 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.

  • CSR - 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.

  • Careers - 26.01.2021

    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.

  • Press release - 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.

  • Press release - 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. 

  • Press release - 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

  • Innovation - 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.

  • Press release - 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.

  • Press release - 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.

  • Press release - 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.

  • Press release - 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.

  • CSR - 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.

  • CSR - 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

  • Careers - 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.

  • Careers - 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.

  • Press release - 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.

  • CSR - 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.

  • Press release - 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.

  • CSR - 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.

  • Press release - 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.

  • CSR - 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.

  • CSR - 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.

  • CSR - 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).

  • CSR - 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.

  • CSR - 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.

  • CSR - 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.

  • Press release - 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

  • Press release - 27.07.2021

    BNP Paribas, Casino Group and Crédit Mutuel Alliance Fédérale sign an exclusivity agreement for the sale of FLOA to BNP Paribas

  • Press release - 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.

  • Press release - 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.

  • CSR - 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.