BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 196,000 employees, including around 149,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets, International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors.
Accelerating the energy transition
Global warming will have major environmental and social impacts. Mobilizing all stakeholders to contain it below 2°C, in accordance with the Paris Agreement, is imperative. Since 2011 the bank has been using all means at its disposal to accelerate the transition towards an economy with lower greenhouse-gas emissions, including the financing of renewable energies, energy efficiency and sustainable mobility. Its goal is to offer products and services to customers worldwide that enable them to contribute meaningfully to this change. In 2017 BNP Paribas became also a carbon neutral bank at all levels of its operations.