Diversity & Inclusion
Discover our commitments
06.03.2020 | Group
BNP Paribas has fully incorporated the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals into its roadmap and these social and environmental issues are in line with BNP Paribas' CSR strategy.
It is also the first women's movement spearheaded by men, as it calls on men and boys to take affirmative action in combating discrimination against women and girls.
In 2018, Jean-Laurent Bonnafé “Thematic Champion” within HeForShe, alongside around 40 other champions (company directors, heads of state and university chancellors) committed to publicly promoting and taking concrete action to foster gender equality.
As part of its partnership with the HeForShe movement, BNP Paribas committed, by 2020, to advancing gender diversity in traditionally predominantly male or female professions in the banking sector.
For both candidate and recruiter, these questions were the starting point for our Nudge initiative.
Understandably, we all have stereotypes and biases, whether conscious or unconscious. They continually influence our choices and behaviours and can, in this case, pose hurdles to diversity in recruitment. Nudge is a soft and compulsion-free incitement to adopt virtuous and positive behaviour towards the individual, the community and the planet. It involves creating an architecture of choice through "nudges", encouraging a behavioural change by removing the hurdles identified. The solutions devised are then tested to validate their effectiveness.
The Group is committed more broadly to gender equality. In December 2019, the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas signed the #JamaisSansElles charter, making a commitment to stop participating in events with more than three speakers without a woman included (debates, expert panels, round tables, etc.). BNP Paribas is the first company on the CAC40 to join this movement.
The BNP Paribas Group and its subsidiary BICIS in Senegal actively participate in the programme by supporting these female entrepreneurs. AgriFed aims to support land reform to ensure better access and secure land assigned to female farmers; to strengthen agricultural productivity and resilience; to finance through lines of credit; and to help cooperatives, networks and associations that champion the work of female farmers.
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