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Microfinance

In March 2016, BGL BNP Paribas created Microlux, the first microfinance institution in Luxembourg.

Microlux finances and supports the creation and development of the independent activities of individual clients and social enterprises unable to access the traditional banking system. Microcredit helps meaningful initiatives see the light of day.

  • Support for entrepreneurial projects not eligible for traditional bank loans
  • Guidance to project leaders through a coaching programme offered by its network of volunteers
  • Loans of up to €25,000 

 

BNP Paribas Group : 30 years of commitment to microfinance 

 

Social entrepreneurship

Act for Impact, the label for social entrepreneurs

In May 2019, BGL BNP Paribas launched “Act for Impact”, a programme that promotes the social and solidarity economy and aims to step up the development of this new form of entrepreneurship, combining a viable economic model with a positive social impact. In Luxembourg and abroad, social enterprises are a major driver of innovative solutions to social and environmental problems. As a responsible player in the real economy, BGL BNP Paribas wishes to support and facilitate this change.

Read more about Act for Impact

 

 

Supporting civil society

We’re also committed to combating social exclusion and promoting respect for human rights.

Support social organisations in Luxembourg

Focusing on their public initiatives, social organisations require a reliable and flexible banking partner. BGL BNP Paribas draws on a number of levers to support enterprises in Luxembourg’s non-profit sector: 

  • banking offering: BGL BNP Paribas has developed a range of banking services tailored to the specific needs of social entities.
  • Donation of skills and IT equipment: a number of the bank’s employees regularly volunteer their time and skills to help various associations. The bank also organises IT equipment donations in partnership with Digital Inclusion.

  • calls for volunteers via the Hope programme and organising the Christmas Market organised by associations.
  • Help2Help programme: Help2Help is designed to encourage staff who volunteer for different organisations promoting the public good and cooperation between groups. Organisations that staff choose to support can receive financial aid.

Our employees are involved in all these initiatives to support society, and have instilled BGL BNP Paribas with genuine enthusiasm and energy. 

Sponsorship and patronage

Through partnerships forged with local players and initiatives, BGL BNP Paribas is committed to supporting Luxembourg’s cultural and sporting life.

Already a major sponsor of the Luxembourg Football Federation, the bank also supports tennis in Luxembourg through the BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open.

BGL BNP Paribas is also deeply committed to supporting culture through partnerships formed with reputed cultural players and events.

Learn about our cultural and sporting partners

 

 

Promoting entrepreneurship

  • The Intrapreneur's Zone (TIZ) is an acceleration programme that enables employees to become intrapreneurs, by promoting a culture and thirst for innovation. Find out more about TIZ
  • Summer School. Every summer, BGL BNP Paribas hosts dozens of young people, encouraging them to find their path by introducing them to a diverse group of motivational and inspiring entrepreneurs. During the Summer School, these young people meet professionals and discover projects and environments they never would have had access to, sometimes sparking fresh ideas! Discover the 2019 Summer School programme
  • Conference series. Through innovative conferences and workshops, the bank connects and inspires Group employees, clients and society. These conferences cover fintechs, the success of certain CSR initiatives, issues facing entrepreneurs, etc. In July 2019, the last Tech'IT Easy conference focused on innovative payment solutions

Alphonse Weicker Foundation

For 30 years, BGL BNP Paribas has sponsored scientific research through the Weicker Foundation.

The Foundation provides financial support to students in Luxembourg, organises conferences and seminars and partners up with the University of Luxembourg on Fintech projects. In 2018, in recognition of its efforts, the Foundation was accredited as a research institute by the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy.

Find out more about the commitment of BGL BNP Paribas.