Mayor Bloomberg's proclamation states:
“To the benefit of all New Yorkers, this venerable financial institution has matched its international prestige in banking with an outstanding commitment to preserving the environment and promoting social responsibility. We are proud to count BNP Paribas an invaluable partner in PLANYC - our comprehensive vision for a greener, greater New York City – and also as the presenting sponsor of MillionTreesNYC month.
The BNP Paribas team has demonstrated their outstanding dedication to New York City through their charitable donations and by volunteering their time to help us plant the seeds of a bright, healthy future. “
The MillionTreesNYC month in New York City will include the BNP Paribas Greenhouse erected in Union Square, Manhattan over four days from April 26th to 29thand in Columbus Circle on April 30th, to accept donations from New Yorkers and to help educate about the importance of planting and preserving trees. The Greenhouse will be staffed by BNP Paribas employee volunteers. There are also a host of strong advertisements throughout the City including billboards in Times Square, street banners, and panel advertisements throughout the subways, bus stops and phone booths and a video advertisement in taxis. BNP Paribas will also donate 1200 trees to home owners in designated Trees for Public Health Neighborhoods throughout the City.
About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas (www.bnpparibas.com) is a European leader in global banking and financial services and is one of the 4 strongest banks in the world according to Standard & Poor's. The group is present in over 85 countries, with almost 163,000 employees, including 15,000 in the US. The group holds key positions in three major segments: Corporate and Investment Banking, Asset Management & Services and Retail Banking. Present throughout Europe in all of its business lines, the bank's two domestic markets in retail banking are France and Italy. In the United States, BNP Paribas employs 15,000 people including 2,500 employees in its Corporate and Investment Banking as well as Asset Management and Services businesses which are headquartered in New York. It is also present in other financial hubs throughout the United States including Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Miami and Boston. BNP Paribas also operates a retail banking business through its subsidiary Bank of the West with over 700 branches in the Western US.