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The bank for a changing world
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Our responsibility to the nation’s economy is one of our foremost responsibilities. As a bank, our priority is to support the economy sustainably by assisting individuals and businesses in their investments and sustainable development projects.

 

Our economic responsibility

Sustainable finance

Sustainable finance relies on investment projects that combine civic engagement and financial performance.

BGL BNP Paribas finances the economy in a responsible manner through socially responsible investment (SRI) products, which contribute to the success of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Financing sustainable development projects

  • Financing green projects
    Looking to get your company involved in the energy transition?
    Discover how BGL BNP Paribas helps its professional clients identify and finance environmentally friendly projects.
    Find out more about eco-friendly loans
  • Microfinance
    Microfinance meets the needs of people who are excluded by the traditional banking system.
    BGL BNP Paribas views microfinance as necessary financial support for the local economy and a source of job creation.
    Created in close partnership with BGL BNP Paribas,
    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.

    Microfinance in Luxembourg

  • Support for social enterprises
    As they promote positive growth, social entrepreneurs have new banking requirements that call for particular attention and services. We are developing social entrepreneurship through the Act For Impact programme and the support of a dedicated team, which are integrated in the bank’s operations.
    Find out more about Act For Impact

Sectoral policies

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As a bank, we finance many industries, some of which face major environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges. The BNP Paribas Group requires the ESG risks to be taken into consideration in financing and investment decisions.

This affects nine sectors: oil & gas, farming, tobacco, palm oil, coal, mining, defence, nuclear power and paper pulp. For these sectors, we have designed policies that require ESG requirements to be taken into consideration, in addition to economic performance criteria, in our financing and investment decisions.

In 2019 more than a hundred transactions were reviewed in the light of these policies by the BGL BNP Paribas CSR unit.

An ESG-based approach

Find out more about the commitment of BGL BNP Paribas.