• Sustainable finance

ChangeNOW: Positive Impact entrepreneurs meet at STATION F

100 Positive Impact leaders and entrepreneurs will get together at STATION F to promote innovations “for Good”. The ChangeNOW summit, 2nd edition, takes place on 28 and 29 September at Station F, under the high patronage of Emmanuel Macron. ChangeNOW is a global event of solutions and innovations for a better world.

#ChangeNOW 2018

Many solutions are emerging to deal with the urgency of environmental and social issues. ChangeNOW aims to boost the growth of these solutions by bringing investors, partners, media and talented people together to deploy their impact on a large scale, in France and abroad. ChangeNOW will also reach out to the public to make the solutions known and inspire as many people as they can.









8 focus areas to tackle the most urgent global challenges:


Clean air and water

Solutions to reduce or monitor pollution, whether in the air or the oceans, seas or rivers.

Safe and healthy food and water

Solutions to improve access to healthy foodstuffs and drinkable water, as well as solutions to improve food and water quality.

Sustainable, accessible energy

Solutions for producing and distributing clean energy, and for making areas outside the network accessible, affordable and sustainable.

Protecting biodiversity 

Solutions to preserve or reintroduce biodiversity, and to promote better knowledge of biodiversity.


Consumption and sustainable production
Solutions to reduce the amount of resources used, develop production from renewable, recycled materials, and promote sustainable consumption.
Health & well-being

Solutions to prevent, diagnose or cure widespread diseases, as well as solutions to promote sanitation and well-being for all.

Quality education

Solutions to improve teaching tools and methods, and to develop access to education for all.

Peace and humanity

Solutions to reduce conflict, discrimination and refugee crises, and to promote peace and solidarity.

See the full programme 


BNP Paribas will for the first time be a gold partner of the event

Positive-impact finance contributes to at least 3 of the sustainable development pillars: economic, environmental and social.

As a creator of sustainable financial products and a partner for social entrepreneurs around the world, BNP Paribas has made positive banking one of the keys to its long-term growth strategy. 

Positive-impact financing and investments form the 1st axis of the Economic Responsibility pillar in the Group’s CSR policy. BNP Paribas thereby commits to supporting the economy in an ethical manner, and focuses on implementing processes that combine “innovation” and “positive impact”, for example the Social Impact Bond, a new financial tool to make an impact on society.

Among the various conferences, you will be able to hear Jean-Laurent Bonnafé’s speech, Director and CEO of BNP Paribas, as well talks from various BNP Paribas experts:  

Friday, 28 September 2018:

  • Sequence "Sustainable Energy" at 1:30pm : Intervention of Laurence Pessez, Head of CSR at the BNP Paribas Group, round table
  • Sequence "Positive impact needs creative finance" at 2:45pm : Intervention of Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Director and CEO of BNP Paribas

Saturday, 29 September 2018:

  • Sequence "Refugee - the new citizenship" at 10am : Intervention of Raphaèle Leroy, Director of Company Engagement at BNP Paribas Retail Banking in France 



ChangeNOW is all about concrete action and innovations that matter: climate change, end of plastic pollution, new forms of agriculture, new models of education, solutions to refugees crisis, clean energy, sustainable cities, ... and other solutions to our most urgent global issues.


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