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Global leaders launch Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge

For the first time, finance leaders are joining world leaders from government and health today to launch the Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge.(Opens in a new tab)

BNP Paribas is a founding signatory of the pledge  

In line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals(Opens in a new tab) and the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control(Opens in a new tab), the Pledge encourages signatories to consider the adoption of tobacco-free finance policies across lending, insurance and investment.

More than 120 Founding Signatories and Supporters, including BNP Paribas, were in New-York today to launch the Pledge and raise awareness among the global financial community. 

“We're committed to financing economic development that has a positive impact on society. This includes action to ensure healthy lives for present and future generations. In this respect, we consider that the Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge is a milestone initiative. Having ceased our financing and investment activities related to tobacco companies, we are proud to be one of its Founding Signatories." 

Jean-Laurent Bonnafé

Director and Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas

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