Corporate philanthropy

As a major player and expert in coporate philanthropy since 1984, the BNP Paribas Group has a strong presence in the field of philanthropic activities.

Global-scale philanthropy 

In all countries where we do business, the Group manages its philanthropic initiatives around three fields of action: solidarity, environment and culture

Through its philanthropic activities, BNP Paribas promotes equal opportunities, fights job insecurity among young people and women, and helps integrate refugees in Europe. Through its Foundation, it also supports scientific research on climate and biodiversity. And it contributes to cultural creation and transmission.

These initiatives demonstrate the Group’s anchoring and involvement in local life. They promote exchanges with stakeholders and are a source of pride for our colleagues.

Out in the field, BNP Paribas’ philanthropy supports:

  • social, humanitarian and environmental associations and NGOs;
  • educational programmes in favour of underprivileged persons;
  • Group’s employees who volunteer for these associations;
  • research and awareness programmes on climate change and biodiversity;
  • artists, festivals and cultural institutions involved in jazz, dance and circus.

The BNP Paribas Group is committed as a patron to 3 priority areas - solidarity, culture, environment. In 2022, it represents:


for solidarity


for culture


for environment

Philanthropy exercised through coalitions

Working with other philanthropists enhances the impact of our initiatives. The BNP Paribas Group takes part in coalitions that provide collective solutions to major challenges of our time.

In France, for example, the BNP Paribas Group is a founding patron of "La France s’engage(Opens in a new tab)", a foundation that lays out a path to scale up the most innovative general-interest initiatives. It is also the top patron and partner of "L’Ascenseur(Opens in a new tab)", a third-place, unique in Europe, that is dedicated to equal opportunities. Twenty private and public associations come together at "L’Ascenseur" to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds gain access to education, employment and culture.

BNP Paribas is also one of the pioneering companies working with "Collectif Mentorat(Opens in a new tab)", which encourages and promotes philanthropy within companies. With almost 1,000 mentors among its employees, BNP Paribas ranks first among companies committed to equal opportunities.

"Taking action to create a better world is in the DNA of our philanthropic initiatives. Innovating, supporting dreams, backing visionaries committed to solidarity and to addressing environmental and culture issues, who challenge us and show us the paths to follow, acting in a monitoring role: these are all tasks that we take to heart in each of our philanthropic initiatives"

Isabelle Giordano

Head of Group Philanthropy and General Delegate of the BNP Paribas Foundation

11 Foundations whose commitment goes back almost 40 years

The BNP Paribas Foundation leads and coordinates the international development of the BNP Paribas Group's philanthropy wherever the Bank is present, and in particular through the 10 BNP Paribas foundations abroad of its endowment fund.

Our foundations around the world

BNP Paribas Corporate Philanthropy - History of BNP Paribas Foundations

Focus on the Rescue & Recover Fund

The Rescue & Recover Fund(Opens in a new tab) helps provide a rapid response to humanitarian or environmental disasters worldwide. The fund collects donations from BNP Paribas Group employees, commercial banking customers in France, and the Group’s retired employees who are members of the Amicale Des Retraités (ADR). The Groupe matches their donations and backs the actions of its four partner NGOs: Doctors without Borders(Opens in a new tab) (MSF - Médecins Sans Frontières), Care, the French Red Cross(Opens in a new tab) and IFAW(Opens in a new tab)

In the past 10 years, more than 13 million euros (including 5 million euros for Ukraine in 2022) has been collected to fund actions in the field that have helped more than 5 million persons. 42 campaigns have been conducted in more than 30 countries. 



Commitment to the common good

Find out how BNP Paribas' philanthropy is committed to the common good around the world, through our 2022 Report.

READ OUR 2022 ACTIVITY REPORT (Opens in a new tab)
2021 Integrated Report BNP Paribas Foundation