BNP Paribas – Accelerating a More Sustainable Economy

Positive Banking merges our unparalleled financial services with our contributions to a more balanced and sustainable world. The concept expresses our commitment to sustainable finance as we work toward building financial, social, and environmental solutions for our clients, our communities, and our planet.

We pride ourselves on our alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We believe that the leadership role we have undertaken at the intersection of sustainability and finance sets us apart.

Our policies express our responsibility toward:

The Economy

Financing the economy in an ethical manner.

Our People

Developing and engaging our people responsibly.

The Community

Being a positive agent for change.

The Environment

Accelerating the ecological and energy transition.


In financing contributing to the energy transition and to sectors contributing directly to the achievement of the 17 United Nations SDGs


Financing target based on criteria linked to the protection of terrestrial biodiversity (positive impact loans, green bonds, etc.)


In support of microfinance and social entrepreneurship


In global commitments to the renewable energy sector by 2021 

€250 MILLION BY 2025

Our investment package for startups mobilized in the ecological transition


Donated globally to support vulnerable to underprivileged populations as part of COVID-19 relief with €27 million donated specifically to the medical sector in 2020


Across Sustainable Bonds, Sustainability-Linked Loans, and Green Loans in 2020 (Bloomberg)


100% Score for 8 Years Running (2020 Human Right’s Campaign Corporate Equality Index)


of the members of the Executive Committee and the G100 are women with a target of 40% by 2025

Sustainable finance is one of BNP Paribas’ strategic pillars in our mission to build the bank of tomorrow.

Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach allows us to take a defining role in building a sustainable future while ensuring the bank’s performance and continued stability. As the bank for a changing world, we are committed to fostering the economic, environmental, and social transformation needed to create lasting, positive impact for the world today and for future generations.

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