Background
BNP Paribas is a leading European provider for financial services on a worldwide scale. Fondation Paribas was established in 1984 by Paribas, under the aegis of the Fondation de France, and became Fondation BNP Paribas in 2000.
BNP Paribas has a presence in 75 countries with more than 185,000 employees, including 145,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its two core activities: Retail Banking & Services (comprised of Domestic Markets and International Financial Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia-Pacific.
Mission
To coordinate philanthropy initiatives pursued by different group entities, to create platforms for exchange and sharing experiences, to preserve and to bring to a wider public the museum artefacts, to encourage artists and performers in disciplines that attract little corporate funding, to finance state-of-the-art research projects, to support education, integration and disabled projects. Under the aegis of the Fondation de France, the BNP Paribas Foundation has been playing a key role in corporate philanthropy for 30 years. It is also encouraging and contributing to the BNP Paribas’ philanthropic policy growth in all parts of the world where the Group does business.
Geographic focus
France, Europe and worldwide
Programme areas
The organisation's major interests and activities are:
• Education
Supports schooling, helps people enter the work force, tutoring and transmission of knowledge.
• Culture
Seeks to preserve and promote heritage, encourage artistic expression.
• Social inclusion
Promoting inclusion and avoid all forms of discriminations.
• Health
Funds cutting-edge medical research.
• Environment
Supports scientifical research on climate change,establish vehicles for discussion and awareness of environmntal challenges.
The BNP Paribas Foundation’s activities are aimed at promoting innovative projects dedicated to the Arts, Solidarity and the Environment. It provides optimal support to its partners, through a long-term commitment. Since 1984, it is more than 300 cultural projects, 40 research programs (Health at first, Environmental research nowadays) and a thousand of social and educational initiatives which profited from its support, in France and all over the world