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11th Convergences World Forum Make society, Make tomorrow

The next Convergences World Forum will take place on Monday, 3 and Tuesday, 4 September 2018 at Palais Brongniart in Paris. This year’s theme is “Make society, make tomorrow”, with some fifty workshops, conferences and events on 5 Sustainable Development Goals. Two days to encourage interaction between multi-players and highlight solutions to reach these SDGs and build a zero exclusion, zero carbon, zero poverty world.

Convergences World Forum 2018

Two days of talking and co-building through 50 workshops, conferences and events that will bring 5,000 experts from around the world together! Come and think along about society, the one that defines us, but also the one that we can help change in order to build a fairer and more sustainable tomorrow.

Let's build together solutions to the social and environmental challenges brought by 5 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Good health and well-being (SDG 3), quality education (SDG 4), decent work and economic growth (SDG 8), sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11) and partnerships for the goals (SDG 17).

Beyond sharing best practices, the Forum will be a place and time to look ahead, experiment and be creative, putting collective intelligence to work to find the keys, partners and determination to build a 3Zero world: Zero exclusion, zero carbon, zero poverty.

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Meet at the Palais Brongniart and the Paris City Hall for 2 days of exchanges and co-construction!

Convergences Forum 2018

BNP Paribas at the Convergences Forum 

The Group's CSR strategy contributes fully to the achievement of the SDGs, and it is therefore natural that the Group has chosen to be this year again a privileged partner of the Convergences World Forum.

BNP Paribas will take part in several conferences and talks on 3 and 4 September: 

Monday September 3rd

« Tool assets and impact-measurement prospects for funders » by Raphaèle Leroy.

Tuesday, September 4th from 1:30 pm to 6 pm

  • BNP Paribas is co-organising a programme segment on “From commitment to action: building partnerships to be more efficient together”, focusing on SDG 17 in particular. Laurence Pessez will speak on this occasion, accompanied by external experts on the topic. The segment will end off with a talk by Jean-Laurent Bonnafé. 
  • « Financing innovation to accelerate environmental transition in cities and regions » by Felipe Gordillo (BNP Paribas Asset Management).
  • « Contracts with a social impact, a transformation tool for Social Economy players » by Maha Keramane.
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