#SRI — 29.01.2020

A Recognised Sustainable Bank

Banks play one of the key roles in our societies. As financial intermediaries, they participate in the development of sustainable economies and provide people with the means to build a better future.

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THE GROWING APPETITE FOR SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENTS

Our clients are highly committed to sustainable causes. According to our "Global Entrepreneur Report 2018", 39% of Elite Entrepreneurs consider that a positive impact is an essential factor in evaluating the performance of their business, compared to 10% two years ago. 55% have invested part of their assets with the aim of achieving socially responsible results. To respond to this growing appetite, BNP Paribas Wealth Management is constantly developing new solutions to facilitate access to sustainable investments in all regions of the world. BNP Paribas Wealth Management was one of the first private banks to launch an Socially Responsible Investment offering 13 years ago. We have reached today €15bn of client assets in sustainable investments with a strong short-term goal to reach €20bn by 2020

BNP Paribas Wealth Management is a reference in the industry, internationally recognized for its financial strength and unique expertise, including its CSR policy and its expertise in sustainable investing.

BNP Paribas is recognised as one of the most responsible companies in the world

For the 6th year in a row, BNP Paribas has been named by the Canadian publication "Corporate Knights" as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporation. Looking at the 427 banks across the globe that have been evaluated, BNP Paribas is ranked 1st in France, 2nd in Europe and 3rd globally. Overall BNP Paribas is ranked 31st most sustainable corporation in the world.

As part of the 2020 rankings, this achievement reflects BNP Paribas' efforts in terms of social responsibility (including health and safety, pensions, gender parity in the board of directors, integration of ESG factors as part of the compensation of management ...) as well as the continuous leadership in sustainable financial products. 

The Corporate Kinghts' Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporation ranking has been published since 2005 and aims at promoting the 100 global companies supporting sustainability initiatives. In 2020, a total of 7,395 listed companies with operating income in excess of $1bn have been analyzed and ranked using 21 key performance indicators. 

This distinction is yet another testimony of BNP Paribas' efforts to promote sustainability at the heart of its business.

A Recognized Sustainable Bank