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BNP Paribas partners Synergie Solaire, the endowment fund for access to renewable energy

  • 01.02.2019

Synergie Solaire, an endowment fund in the European renewable energy sector, has been deploying solutions for access to sustainable energy throughout the world with its partner NGOs since 2010.

Renewable energy experts for NGOs 

Created on the initiative of entrepreneurs in the renewable energy sector wishing to share their knowledge and know-how, Synergie Solaire provides a link between sector companies and NGOs leading humanitarian projects. The fund thus uses three levers to help NGOs: 
  • financial donations
  • equipment donations 
  • skills-based sponsorship 
Projects are selected on the basis of rigorous criteria and must first be consistent with Synergie Solaire’s mission, respond to a specific need and help local populations over the long term. Partner NGOs are then supported throughout the project. Once completed, Synergie Solaire assesses the sustainable performance of the installation through a monitoring process that evaluates its social and environmental impact
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Synergie Solaire:

26

COUNTRIES

55

NGOs

79

supported projects

677 719

Beneficiaries

BNP Paribas supports Synergie Solaire  

With a billion people in the world living without electricity, Synergie Solaire’s ambition is to respond to the major challenge of ensuring access to energy through concrete measures: solar electrification of schools and clinics, installation of solar cookers and drying kits, solar pumping system for access to water, etc. These are necessary to ensure the sustainable, economic development of emerging countries and improve the living conditions of local populations. BNP Paribas has chosen to partner Synergie Solaire in order to contribute to this collective effort. The fund’s actions resonate with the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy, which is based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations (UN).   

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Synergie Solaire 

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Endowment fund for the European renewable energy sector.  Synergie Synergie Solaire supports NGOs, carriers of humanitarian energy access projects all over the world. 

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