Governance and CSR

Find the latest publications on CSR policy and governance of BNP Paribas group
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  • Thematic presentations CSR

    Exane ESG Conference - 07/09/2021 - BNP Paribas CSR Strategy

  • Thematic presentations CSR

    HSBC Conference - 29/06/2021 - BNP Paribas Corporate Governance

  • Financial reports CSR

    2020 Integrated 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 2020 rankings (requested rating: A1+).
  • BNP Paribas received an AA rating in the 2020 MSCI ESG Ratings.
  • BNP Paribas received an A- rating in the 2020 (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.
Agency (Rating) Rating (year of latest rating) Rating (previous year) Inclusion in the related indexes
CDP A- (2020) A- (2019)  
FTSE Russell 4.9/5 (2020) 5/5 (2019) FTSE4Good Global Index Series
ISS (ESG Corporate Rating) C+ (2020) C+ (2019) Prime (best-in-class status)
MSCI (ESG Corporate Rating) AA (2020) A (2019)  
SAM (Corporate Sustainability Assessment) 81/100 (2020) 79/100 (2019) DJSI World – DJSI Europe
Sustainalytics (ESG Risk Rating) Medium risk - 25.7/100*
 (Nov. 2020)
Medium risk - 28.5/100
(Sept. 2019)
STOXX Global ESG Leaders
V.E (ESG Profile) 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.

BNP Paribas Group CSR news

  • Sustainable Investment: Real estate continues to boost its sustainable actions

    The rise of ESG integration (Environmental, Social and Governance criteria) is becoming more and more visible in the real estate sector, which has been shaken by profound changes. To support these changes, BNP Paribas' real estate investment fund management entity - BNP Paribas Real Estate Investmen... - (source:
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  • BNP Paribas recognized by EcoVadis and FTSE4Good extra-financial ratings

    For many years, BNP Paribas has featured a robust and ambitious CSR (Corporate Sustainable Responsibility) strategy, and its operational implementation is regularly subjected to in-depth analyzes by specialist ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) third parties. Two recognized extra-financial ra... - (source:
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  • Two BNP Paribas experts join the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)

    In June 2020, an informal group work was launched, co-chaired by Antoine Sire, Head of Company Engagement, which was tasked with preparing the TNFD. Two BNP Paribas experts, Sébastien Soleille, Head of Energy and Environment transition, and Robert-Alexandre Poujade, ESG Analyst at BNP Paribas Asset... - (source:
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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

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  • Our people

    Developing and engaging our people responsibly

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  • The community

    Being a positive agent for change

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  • The environment

    Accelerating the ecological and energy transition

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Governance and Compliance

  • Board of Directors
  • The general management and the Executive Committee
  • Compliance
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CSR Contact

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