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Financing the economy in an ethical way

BNP Paribas strives to conduct its businesses in an ethical and responsible way as a major player in financial products and services. By contributing to economic development and job creation in 75 countries, the Group makes every effort to pursue this commitment.

We take on this economic responsibility by relying on our three commitments

1. Investments and financing with a positive impact
2. Ethics of the highest standard
3. Systematic integration and management of environmental, social and governance risks 

We coordinate these commitments by monitoring  three key performance indicators.

* In 2018, EUR 2 billion of B2B2C was restarted.

Our commitment is also:

BNP Paribas also coordinates its CSR approach by publishing several public positions relating to key themes and sectors. These positions directly underpin the way the Group intends to pursue its economic responsibility:

Equator Principles

In 2008, BNP Paribas adopted the Equator Principles, a set of guidelines for the financial sector which aim to identify, evaluate and manage the environmental and social risks of projects. Each year, BNP Paribas publishes a report focusing on its experience and the processes involved in applying the Equator Principles.

Equator Principles Reporting 2018

Principles for Responsible Investment

BNP Paribas Asset Management is a signatory to these principles, which aim to increase the role that environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues play in investment decisions.

Soft Commodities Compact of the Banking Environment Initiative

In 2014, BNP Paribas joined the Soft Commodities Compact, a unique initiative aiming to mobilize banks in efforts to transform agricultural supply chains and to encourage their customers to achieve net zero deforestation by 2020.

 Sustainable Sourcing Charter

Our charter specifies all of the Corporate Social Responsibility commitments that BNP Paribas expects from its suppliers.

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