#Nextgen — 01.03.2022


Let’s end green washing!

Nexus I BNP Paribas Wealth Management

BNP Paribas Wealth Management partnered with the NEXUS Impact Accelerator to create positive change through entrepreneurship. Thanks to this partnership, we can share our industry knowledge and expertise with social entrepreneurs to help them tackle their challenges and boost business growth.

In February, our market strategists and Impact experts from BNP Paribas Wealth Management and Asset Management imparted their knowledge to founders of the Accelerator’s start-ups and members of the NEXUS community during an exclusive, virtual and live event. The format was interactive with short presentations, live Q&As, and breakout sessions in small groups. The speakers included:

  • Edmund Shing, Global Chief Investment Officer at @BNP Paribas Wealth Management shared his views on detecting and preventing greenwashing;
  • Eléonore Bedel, Global Head of SRI at @BNP Paribas Wealth Management explained how to create a compelling impact rating methodology;
  • Gabrielle Kinder, Environmental Specialist, and Bérenice Lasfargues from @BNP Paribas Asset Management spoke on improving an impact rating and increasing real added value.

Moreover, they conveyed two important messages to the Accelerator’s social entrepreneurs:

  1.  Alongside an expert, build a tailor-made impact rating methodology for their business venture. There is no “one size fits all” model for enhancing the impact of their company within an ecosystem.
  2. Onboard investors whose interests are aligned with the company’s objectives and who will fine-tune the impact methodology along the way.

Together with the NEXUS Impact Accelerator, let’s connect the dots to success.

About the partnership

The NEXUS community brings together the next generation of philanthropists, impact investors and social entrepreneurs. NEXUS connects, inspires, and activates leading social innovators and the next generation of influential families around the world, to accelerate solutions to global issues. At BNP Paribas Wealth Management, we meet the needs of entrepreneurs and families, accompanying their development and growth, while contributing to create a sustainable environment for today’s and tomorrow’s generations.  Through this partnership, we combine our expertise with the powerful network of the NEXUS members to build a sustainable and harmonious future. NEXUS provides the vision and we bring our technical and operational resources and solutions to drive change!