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Social Responsibility: Diversity and Inclusion at BNP Paribas

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diversityWith more than 190,000 employees working across 74 countries, diversity is an integral part of who we are as a company. We employ talented individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, locally and globally. We value and support the diversity of ideas, approaches and work styles that our employees contribute and are proud of our world-class team of financial services professionals.

In the United States, the firm’s diversity and inclusion efforts are led by the U.S. Diversity Council. Established by Territory Management in 2008, the Council consists of business leaders who direct the strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives in the U.S.

BNP Paribas in the U.S. is committed to promoting and maintaining a diverse, inclusive and stimulating work environment where:

  • Employees are treated with dignity and respect
  • Value is given to differences in thought, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives
  • The finest talent is attracted, retained, developed and empowered to succeed

Business Networking Groups

The Diversity Council also sponsors the 10 Business Networking Groups (BNGs) at BNP Paribas. BNGs are responsible for:

  • Supporting the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • Enhancing professional development of members
  • Assisting the company in achieving its business objectives

The firm’s BNGs include:

  • Ability USA BNG
  • African Heritage BNG
  • Asian BNG
  • Developing Professionals BNG
  • Hispanic BNG
  • Interfaith BNG
  • Microfinance BNG
  • Military BNG
  • MixCity – Women’s BNG
  • Pride – LGBT BNG

In addition to the BNGs, the Diversity Council also engages in several strategic partnerships, such as the Financial Women’s Association and Prep for Prep, to enhance professional opportunities for our employees, as well as to contribute to Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.


  • 2012, 2013, 2014 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index – “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality”
  • 2012 BNP Paribas Group Innovation Award – US Diversity Council
  • 2011 SIFMA Diversity Leadership Award – “Emerging Leadership”
  • 2011 Work-Life Matters Magazine – “Top Companies for LGBT Equality”