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€2.7 million over three years to support five new research projects on climate change.
BNP Paribas has issued more than 35 million bank cards around the world and handled more than 3 billion card-based transactions in 2014. These transactions were made in stores, on the internet, via mobile devices and ATMs. The bank card accounts for more than 40% of customer transactions.
A survey by BNP Paribas Wealth Management and the Scorpio Partnership polled 2,500 entrepreneurs and angel investors. The results confirmed the crucial role they play in the real economy.
As part of its commitment to environmental protection, BNP Paribas’ priority is to contribute to efforts that combat climate change.
BNP Paribas’ “Hall of Next” exhibition was held at the Palais des Congrès conference centre in Paris. The exhibition showcased the Group’s “ecosystem” of applications that make life easier for customers. They included innovations in such areas as customer relations, distribution, accessibility and social networks. The event attracted 3,000 managers and employees from the Group as well as 40 journalists.
Five billion dollars is the estimated amount of funds collected via crowdfunding platforms worldwide in 2013. In France the figure was €78 million.
In a constantly evolving digital environment, BNP Paribas Cardif has undertaken its own digital-transformation plan. The centrepiece is “Cardif Lab’”.
Early in 2014 the Group unveiled its Business Development Plan, which has ambitious goals for 2016. To meet customers’ new expectations, business lines in the Group have launched vast transformation programmes.
On 1 December 2014 Jean Lemierre was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors.
In 2014 the Group took advantage of opportunities for targeted growth, including the following:
On 26 October 2014 the European Central Bank (ECB) published the results of its assessment regarding the quality of the assets of the 130 largest banks in the eurozone. The results confirm the solidity of BNP Paribas’ balance-sheet, the quality of the bank’s assets and the rigour of its risk management.
After reaching an overall settlement regarding the investigation of a number of dollar-denominated transactions relating to countries subject to US sanctions, BNP Paribas strengthened its control systems.
Committed to entrepreneurs
As part of an ambitious plan to support investment and jobs, BNP Paribas is strengthening its commitment to entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized businesses.
At the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic regions, the BNP Paribas Singapore Campus is the Group's first training and skills-development centre in the Asia-Pacific region.
Fifteen years after its creation, BNP Paribas decided to review its corporate culture and in 2014 launched an innovative—and collaborative—initiative.
The values of the BNP Paribas Group were nearly 15 years old and the banking sector has also undergone major transformations in the last 10 years. In this context, and also to take into consideration its size, diversity, international dimension as well as the rollout of its Business Development Plan, it was important for BNP Paribas to revisit its values. The bank did this by relying on an innovative collaborative process, during which employees were invited to express their views. More than 22,000 employees responded with 200,000 comments and 1.7 million words in nine languages. The result of this process, known as the "BNP Paribas Way", is based on four strengths on which the Group can build, and on four driving forces which will help the Group’s transformation and growth in the coming years.
In an innovative recruitment campaign, the bank went out to meet job candidates in a specially outfitted truck. In the French cities of Paris, Lille and Orléans, the "Job Truck by BNP Paribas" created a buzz on the internet and social networks.
Cortal Consors became “Consorsbank”. Along with its rebranding, Consorsbank launched new, innovative applications and services.
Aware of the environmental issues at stake, the Group reviewed its commitments.
The mobile phone allows customers to make and receive payments. BNP Paribas is at the leading edge of innovation in payments technologies and offers 3 innovative applications in France and Belgium: Mobo, KIX and Sixdots.
BNP Paribas aims to give visibility to its business customers. How? By offering them their own advertising campaign…
Corporate and Institutional Banking structured the financing for the world's largest offshore wind farm.
Thanks to the innovation partnership with Partech Shaker, BNP Paribas encourages open innovation and interaction with start-ups.
This is one of the 300 questions in the Quizz Histoire Eco history quiz launched by BNP Paribas in partnership with French magazine Historia. Dedicated to economic and banking history, Quizz Histoire Eco is available on the internet, iPhone and Google Play.
With its Boostez votre Business (Boost your Business) campaign, BNP Paribas Fortis is getting to know entrepreneurs better. And football fans appreciate it, too.
Since 2008 BNP Paribas Wealth Management has undertaken research to understand the motivations of philanthropists in order to better support their goals and projects.
The film app Séance Ciné, developed by WE LOVE CINEMA by BNP Paribas, enables film lovers to organise an outing to the movies with friends in just a few clicks.
BNP Paribas Securities Services is innovating with the first iPad and Android tablet apps for registered shareholders.
Placed under the aegis of the Fondation de France, the BNP Paribas Foundation uses a multi-disciplinary approach in favour of innovative projects dedicated to the arts, solidarity and the environment. In October 2014 it celebrated 30 years of commitments, both in France and abroad.
With 7 fundraising campaigns and more than €1 million paid to NGOs, the “Rescue and Recover” Fund pioneered a new approach.
The no.1 partner of world tennis, BNP Paribas is committed to the practice of a sport that shares its values and at all levels.
21,120 registered players from 145 countries, 3,500 teams and 3 winning teams. With its 2014 edition, Ace Manager 6, the BNP Paribas business game, designed to enhance brand awareness at the world’s leading universities, is attracting more and more talent.
BNP Paribas and staff in France have been involved in the French Telethon since it began 28 years ago. The Group is a loyal partner and provides support to research, patients and their families.
BNP Paribas received the Trophée SPORSORA de la décennie (SPORSORA Trophy of the decade). This award recognised BNP Paribas' investment and innovation in sports sponsorship. It is one of a number of distinctions received for the bank’s involvement in tennis.
The WAVE exhibition rose to the challenge of imagining and creating a place for debate and sharing, and for providing a manifesto: “Ingenuity 2.0”. It explores the five major currents of collective ingenuity and invites visitors to think outside the box. Held at the parc de la Villette in Paris in September and October 2014, the exhibition began its tour in 2015.
BNP Paribas helps young people to develop an entrepreneurial spirit. For the second consecutive year, the Group partnered with business association 100 jours pour entreprendre (“100 days of entrepreneurship”). The association sponsors a competition called Tu veux monter ta boîte? Gagne-la! (Do you want to start a business? Win it!) which helps 10 young adults aged 18 to 26 to create their business. BNP Paribas has also renewed its partnership with Entreprendre pour Apprendre (Learning through Entrepreneurship).
BNP Paribas, long active in financing microfinance institutions and helping those excluded from the traditional banking system, expanded its commitment to social entrepreneurship.
The BNP Paribas Foundation took on a new commitment in two areas: solidarity and the arts. It also launched a new international programme called “Dream Up”, whose objective is to foster the education of excluded or disabled young people through the arts.
Launched in 2013, the We Are Tennis Solidaire programme allows children and teenagers in hospital to take some time out. In its partner hospitals the programme improves patients’ daily lives and well-being. The highlight of 2014 was the online game La Balle du Cœur (the ball from the heart).