A committed and responsible bank
At BNP Paribas, having a positive impact on our stakeholders and society is the ethos underpinning our success.
We attach paramount importance to delivering sustainable finance solutions to clients that make a positive contribution to one or more of the three key foundations of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental.
As the Bank for a Changing World, we remain committed to building a more sustainable future, where Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goes beyond altruism. A key driver of value, CSR is a strong conviction that guides everything we do. It is a long-term business imperative that embodies BNP Paribas’ business values and sits in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Our CSR approach
Our CSR strategy comprises 4 pillars and 12 commitments that aim to integrate the 17 SDGs and reinforce our positive impact.
A positive agent for change: #PositiveBanking
At BNP Paribas, sustainable finance is the foundation for long-term growth. Our business is moving in fast-forward with sustainability at the heart of the business agenda. In 2018, BNP Paribas was named “World’s Best Bank for Sustainable Finance” by Euromoney. Read more about this award here.
Enriching our communities
With a strong footprint across 13 markets in Asia Pacific, we are committed to helping communities thrive. BNP Paribas has formed long-term meaningful partnerships with local and regional non-profit organisations.
We are constantly pursuing innovative ways to maximise the impact of our employees’ giving by strengthening our commitment to local communities. Led by the passion, time and dedication of BNP Paribas employees, our annual volunteer months offer individuals the opportunity to make a bigger collective impact on society. This ranges from cleaning up our coastlines to packing donations for the needy, among others, and results in thousands of service hours.
Mehli Mehta Music Foundation’s Discover Music Programme
Discover Music Programme is an interactive programme developed by the Mehli Mehta Music Foundation and that introduces young children to the basic elements of music and musical instruments. Over 300 children in primary school are covered under this programme that runs at one of Aseema Charitable Trust’s schools in Mumbai. Conducted by specially trained music teachers, each 45 minute class has children learn pulse, rhythm and movement through songs, games and playing percussion instruments in creative and imaginative ways.
Mehli Mehta Music Foundation’s Discover Music Programme is part of the Dream Up programme, a global education project managed by the BNP Paribas Foundation. This corporate philanthropy programme encourages the integration of socially excluded young people through arts practice. It is currently running in 26 countries on 5 continents.
To learn more about BNP Paribas India CSR Policy, click here