Corporate & Institutional Banking

Our Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB) division offers tailored financial solutions for corporate and institutional clients, including capital markets issuance, financing, risk management and hedging. By matching the financing needs of companies with the investment opportunities sought by institutional investors, its financial solutions create value while contributing to the financing of the economy.

  • Yann Gérardin

    Chief Operating Officer, Corporate & Institutional Banking

    By working alongside our clients to promote a more environmentally friendly and inclusive economy, we are making sustainable finance the foundation of our long-term growth.

Know-how at our clients’ fingertips

Working in partnership with our clients, we help provide a full range of solutions to meet their ongoing needs, including liquidity management (cash management, trade finance, forex) and structured finance.

By linking financing needs and investment opportunities, our specialists act as a bridge between corporate and institutional clients.

All the while following a stringent risk management policy that ensures we conform to industry regulations.

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A strategy built on innovation

With the onset of the digital economy, we are taking the lead to embed digital transformation at the heart of BNP Paribas CIB’s strategy.

We work in partnership with our clients, always aiming to encourage innovation – for instance, by organising hackathons to establish and promote a digital culture.

Our digital strategy is built on three pillars: Big Data, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.

Drawing upon recognised expertise in new technologies, we aim to offer clients integrated, powerful platforms for a seamless user experience.

CENTRIC, the integrated digital platform gives corporate and institutional clients access to the full spectrum of BNP Paribas’ services wherever, whenever, and however they want.

CENTRIC simplifies our clients’ lives at work, so they can focus on what’s important : doing all they can to ensure their organization’s finances are the best they can be. It provides a flexible solution that can be adapted for the needs of our international clients. The constant development and delivery of innovative services in response to client feedback, explains our impressive year-on-year user growth (average of +75%).

Taking the lead in sustainability

At BNP Paribas CIB we are committed to harnessing our innovative approach to work in a sustainable and socially responsible way.

In the fight against climate change, we work in close partnership with our clients to understand both the challenges and the opportunities: we offer a range of green financing solutions while helping them adapt to the evolving regulatory framework. We have played an especially active role in the development of the green bond market and have in-depth knowledge of, for example, the renewable energy market and water consumption reduction.

In 2015, BNP Paribas agreed to more than double the financing resources allocated to the renewable energy sector, from €6.9bn in 2014 to €15bn in 2020, and this objective was reached two years in advance.

Corporate & Institutional Banking in three figures (2020)






corporate and institutional clients

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Our businesses

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Retail Banking

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Investment & Protection Services

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