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.
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.
- The Finance4Good socially responsible savings account: the money you save helps finance projects with a positive social or environmental impact.
- A range of socially responsible investment funds, which make it possible, for example, to invest in solutions related to climate change or to seize opportunities presented by water challenges.
- Clients can use the myImpact tool developed by Wealth Management to define their own investment and/or philanthropy profile based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals
Financing sustainable development projects
- Financing green projects
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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.
- 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.
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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.