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ChangeNOW: relive the highlights of the event dedicated to the environmental and social transition

35,000 participants, 1000 real-world solutions and 130 countries represented… ChangeNOW, a major event for the environmental and social transition, brought together the changemakers of tomorrow for three days. CEOs of major companies, high school students, administrators, investors, elected officials and citizens of 130 countries came together to accelerate the transition and implement innovative solutions for the planet. As a partner of the event, BNP Paribas was present to provide support and expertise to the changemakers.

Closeup on the highlights of the 2024 edition 

The seventh edition of ChangeNOW was held from 25 to 27 March 2024 and marked a turning point with an unparalleled audience of 35,000 participants. During these three days of activities, participants discovered 1,000 solutions, listened to more than 500 speakers, attended entrepreneurs’ pitches, took part in workshops, and listened to thousands of transition players. 

Highlights included:

  • The first European debate dedicated to the environmental and social transition organised in partnership with France Info, the YouTuber Gaspard G and Quotaclimat. The main candidates for European elections and their representatives debated for two hours on several themes, including farming, water, fossil fuels, etc. 
  • The CDP Awards Europe 2024 and the “Prix de l’Entrepreneur Environnemental et Social 2024” ceremonies.
  • The launch of the new IMPACT40/120 index, which cast a spotlight on the 40 impact companies most likely to become impact unicorns and the 120 impact companies to keep a close eye on and to support in their acceleration.
  • A programme co-organised with YouTube that brought together 25 content creators (representing more than 54 million subscribers) to raise their awareness.

BNP Paribas was present to support the transition players

Biodiversity, financing of the transition, supporting impact start-ups… BNP Paribas took part in discussions around these key issues along with other transition players, as well as with students and interns of the Group and start-ups.

Discover the solutions and companies supported by BNP Paribas in videos

Our content on social networks in partnership with Mediasphere has generated with ​a total of 105,000 views on our videos!

Our experts and partner start-ups take the floor

Antoine Sire, Head of Company Engagement at BNP Paribas, took part in a round table on the role of financial institutions to discuss the challenges and opportunities of sustainable finance and the shifts needed to accelerate the transition. 

Watch the replay on YouTube

Two workshops were also hosted by BNP Paribas:

  • A workshop on the preservation and restoration of biodiversity through impact measures with the expert viewpoints of CDP (formerly known as the "Carbon Disclosure Project"), Kayrros, with which BNP Paribas has joined hands to accelerate the reduction of methane emissions in the oil and gas industry, and Le Printemps des Terres, a mission-oriented company in which BNP Paribas is an investor.
  • A workshop on the role of the financial sector in supporting impact start-ups, with the participation of several start-ups supported by the Group, including Plan A, Hellowatt and Each One. 

Watch the replay on LinkedIn

And, lastly, the Group organised pitch sessions with start-ups seeking financing, as well as discussions and Q&A sessions on its transition strategy with students and interns

That's a wrap for the 2024 edition of ChangeNOW!

Watch a video recap here

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