The bank for a changing world

For 2005, the nonfinancial rating agencies Sustainable Asset Management (SAM), Ethical Investment Research Service (EIRIS), and Vigeo have maintained BNP Paribas in the principal socially responsible investment fund indexes: Dow Jones Sustainable Index Stoxx and World, FTSE4Good, and Aspi Eurozone.

The Group's initiatives have once again been recognized in the area of responsibility, especially with respect to ethics, corporate governance, and control over the social and environmental impacts of its business.

Vigeo, in particular, has considerably upgraded its rating of the Group's performance. A survey by Ecodurable has placed BNP Paribas among the top five European banks in these areas and ranked it N°3 in France, all business sectors combined.