Governance and CSR

Find the latest publications on CSR policy and governance of BNP Paribas group
View the latest documentation
  • Group of documents (3 documents)

    GTS 2025 Strategic Plan: “Operational Efficiency and Technology” and “Sustainable Finance and CSR” components

  • Financial reports CSR

    2021 Integrated report

  • CSR

    Climate analytics and alignment Report

BNP Paribas' mission is to contribute to a responsible and sustainable economy by financing and advising clients according to the highest ethical standards.
Jean Lemierre, Chairman of the Board of BNP Paribas

Extra-financial ratings and distinctions

In 2020 the Group maintained or improved its performance in almost all of the ratings of the main extra-financial rating agencies. These ratings, which take into account stakeholders’ expectations in terms of CSR commitments and responsible practices, recognise BNP Paribas’ progress in this area and are useful in defining its social and environmental objectives.

Latest distinctions

  • Euromoney, 2021
    Best Bank for Sustainable Finance in Western Europe
  • Euromoney, 2020
    World’s best bank for financial inclusion
  • Corporate Knights, 2021
    BNP Paribas is included in Corporate Knights ranking of the 100 most sustainable companies (top French, 2nd European)
  • V.E (former name Vigeo Eiris), 2020
    1 st
    Bank in Europe in the Diversified Banks category (requested rating: A1+)
  • Equileap
    Top French bank in Equileap’s international gender equality ranking.
  • Ranking 1st in Europe in the Diversified Banks category according to the V.E 2021 rankings (requested rating: A1+).
  • BNP Paribas received an AA rating in the 2021 MSCI ESG Ratings.
  • BNP Paribas received an A- rating in the 2021 (CDP) Carbon Disclosure Project rankings.
  • BNP Paribas is listed in the Dow Jones European and World sustainable indices.
  • BNP Paribas is listed in the Euronext-Vigeo Eiris indices World 120, Europe 120, Eurozone 120 and France 20.

(previous year)
in the related
CDP A- (2021) A- (2020) A- (2019)  
FTSE Russell 4.4/5 (2021) 4.9/5 (2020) 5/5 (2019) FTSE4Good Global Index Series
ISS (ESG Corporate Rating) C+ (2021) C+ (2020) C+ (2019) Prime (best-in-class status)
MSCI (ESG Corporate Rating) AA (2021) AA (2020) A (2019)  
SAM (Corporate Sustainability Assessment) 82/100 (2021) 81/100 (2020) 79/100 (2019) DJSI World – DJSI Europe
Sustainalytics (ESG Risk Rating) Medium risk -
(Nov. 2021)
Medium risk -
(Nov. 2020)
Medium risk - 28.5/100
(Sept. 2019)
STOXX Global ESG Leaders
Moody's ESG Solutions**
(ESG Profile)
71/100 (2021)
No. 1 European bank in the ranking
Solicited rating: A1+
71/100 (2020)
No. 1 European bank in the ranking
Solicited rating: A1+
70/100 (2019)


Euronext-Vigeo Eiris World 120, Eurozone 120,
Europe 120 and France 20

  * 0 being the best score attributable
** New name of V.E. (Vigeo Eiris)

The four pillars of our CSR strategy

Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach allows us to take part in building a sustainable future, while ensuring the Group’s performance and continued stability.
  • The economy

    Financing the economy in an ethical manner

    Learn more
  • Our people

    Developing and engaging our people responsibly

    Learn more
  • The community

    Being a positive agent for change

    Learn more
  • The environment

    Accelerating the ecological and energy transition

    Learn more

Governance and Compliance

  • Board of Directors
  • The general management and the Executive Committee
  • Compliance
More information

CSR Contact

Patrice MENARD
CSR Investor Relation Officer
3 rue d'Antin
75002 PARIS
+33 1 40 14 63 58