Set up in 2019, the BNP Paribas India Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that deploys BNP Paribas’ Corporate Social Responsibility efforts in critical areas. In line with our global CSR approach, which enables us to take part in building a sustainable future, the BNP Paribas India Foundation has three focus areas – Solidarity, Culture and Environment.
Our ambition is to support projects that have a long– term commitment in the areas of
- Social inclusion
- Promoting financial literacy thereby creating employment opportunities
- Promotion of the arts and culture
Our initiatives and projects support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a collection of 17 global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030.
The BNP Paribas India Foundation also works with BNP Paribas staff in India to drive volunteering, including the #1MillionHours2Help Group initiative to support communities and build a more sustainable and equitable world, and employee fund-raising for local chairities.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we pledged 1 million Euros (approx. INR 8 Crores), to support two hospitals, KJ Somaiya Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai and VHS Multi-Specialty Hospital & Research Institute, Chennai for capacity creation for handling COVID-19 patients. In addition, we collaborated with Care India to provide sustenance to daily wage earners.