• Sustainable finance

Sustainability and BNP Paribas: revisit the milestones so far in 2022

The experts and businesses of the BNP Paribas Group, along with their stakeholders, are continuously innovating to support the transition to a more just and inclusive world. 2022 has already seen several major milestones in terms of commitments and innovations in sustainable finance: we look back at some of the highlights so far.

“The energy transition will only be successful if it is carried out fairly and inclusively”

At the start of this year, Laurence Pessez, Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at BNP Paribas, gave a quick overview of 2021 and presents the major challenges of 2022 in terms of the energy and ecological transition.

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Biodiversity & open innovation: the TNFD releases beta framework for risk management and disclosure

On 15 March 2022, the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures released the first beta version of its nature-related risk management and disclosures framework. BNP Paribas has made strong contributions to the creation of the taskforce and this draft framework, which uses an open innovation approach to move towards the preservation of biodiversity and shifting the global economy in the direction of more nature-positive impacts.

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Accelerating development of clean-tech startups – the Solar Impulse Foundation and BNP Paribas in Stockholm

In February, the commercial launch of The BNP Paribas Solar Impulse Venture Fund attracted high profile Swedish investors in Stockholm, Sweden. Both Bertrand Piccard, Founder and Initiator of the Solar Impulse Foundation, and Christophe Lenouvel, Head of BNP Paribas Principal Investments and Chairman of the asset management company BNP Paribas Agility Capital, attended meetings with environmentally conscious investors looking for both financial returns and positive impacts on climate change.

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Impact bonds or how to promote inclusion and equal opportunities

Empowering everyone to find their place in society, regardless of their vulnerability, is essential to living together. Explanations with Maha Keramane, Head of the Positive Impact Business Accelerator at BNP Paribas.

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#OnTheMove: What sustainable mobility challenges do companies face today?

BNP Paribas launched "On The Move", its first podcast series on sustainable mobility. In this first episode, Yaël Bennathan, Head of Arval Mobility Observatory, looked back at the results of the 2022 Fleet and Mobility Barometer and highlighted expectations that companies address in terms of sustainable mobility.

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The Low-Carbon Transition Group: supporting our customers in their transition

Leader in sustainable finance, BNP Paribas is making the transition to a more environmentally-friendly economy a global commitment. Meeting with Séverine Mateo, Head of the Low-Carbon Transition Group at BNP Paribas, who told us more about the role of this entity in helping our clients in their transformation towards more sustainable models.

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ESG: the essential reports from BNP Paribas

As the number of regulations, initiatives, coalitions, and commitments dedicated to sustainable finance grows, it is becoming more and more important to have meticulous methodologies and reporting on ESG criteria (environmental, social, governance). To that end, 2022 already saw the release of major reports detailing the Group’s actions to accelerate toward a more sustainable and inclusive world. We took a look back at these important documents.

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