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04.09.2019 | CSR
The Convergences World Forum will take place on 5 and 6 September 2019 at the Palais Brongniart in Paris. This international event that is supported by BNP Paribas brings stakeholders together that are committed to fighting poverty and promoting sustainable development. The theme this year is “Inequalities – Transitions – Solutions”.
Since it first started in 2008, the Convergences World Forum each year attracts nearly 5,000 professionals to talk about innovative solutions for fighting poverty worldwide. The event is a unique meeting place for the public sector, the corporate world, civil society, academia and the media to join forces for a world of “Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty”.
On the programme of this 12th edition: debates, workshops and networking to talk about the theme of “Inequalities – Transitions – Solutions”.
The Forum will offer participants the opportunity to co-build solutions to social and environmental challenges regarding 6 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
For BNP Paribas, sponsoring the Forum means reasserting its own commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals. As an international bank, BNP Paribas can play a decisive role in this joint effort.
The Group will be present through several presentations.
“By financing real economy in a changing world, BNP Paribas has the clout to make a direct impact on urgent current issues such as exclusion, poverty and climate change. The Group wants to integrate these new societal and environmental challenges in everything it does, whether in its actions in favour of social entrepreneurship and microfinance, its financing and investment policies, sponsorships, or reducing its direct and indirect environmental footprint.” Laurence Pessez, Head of CSR at BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas has the clout to make a direct impact on urgent current issues such as exclusion, poverty and climate change.