BNP Paribas amongst the best rated banks in the Dow Jones "World" and "Europe" sustainability indexes
12.09.2016 | Group, Press release
87/100 is the overall score obtained by BNP Paribas in the Dow Jones "World" and "Europe" Sustainability Indexes. The Group is rated significantly above the "bank" sector average and ranks within the leading 8% of institutions.
The results of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes have been published. With an overall score of 87/100, BNP Paribas improved its performance by 5 points compared to 2015. The Group registers the strongest increase in its results since 2011. BNP Paribas is thus listed in the Dow Jones World and Europe Sustainability Indexes. This rating is significantly above the "Bank" sector average (61/100) and puts BNP Paribas in the leading 8% of ranked institutions.
This year, the Group has particularly well performed, with a score of 100/100, on 7 criteria including financial inclusion, responsible products and the Climate strategy of BNP Paribas.
"We are proud to have been present in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for nearly 15 years. It is the result of a CSR strategy anchored in all the Bank's decision-making processes. Thus, our good performance in the Climate strategy criteria reflects the way in which we support our customers in their transition to a low-carbon economy", explains Laurence Pessez, CSR Officer for the BNP Paribas Group.
The result of the collaboration between the Swiss management company, RobecoSAM, and S&P Dow Jones Indices to develop socially responsible investment indices (Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes), these indices have been published since 1999. They select the best performing of the 2,500 largest companies listed on the Dow Jones Global Market Index for economic, environmental and social criteria.
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BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 75 countries, with more than 189,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.