London – 5th October 2015 – BNP Paribas today announced the launch of Diversity and Inclusion Week 2015. Building on the success of the programme in the UK over the past three years, this year Diversity and Inclusion week will take place in BNP Paribas offices globally in London, New York, Brussels, Paris, Sydney and across Asia Pacific. There will be over 50 events across 10 local offices in the UK.
Diversity and Inclusion Week underscores the importance of diversity and inclusion as a key element of BNP Paribas’ Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. The week aims to inspire, educate and inspire people through speaker series, events and panel discussions. Some of the speakers in the UK offices include:
- Kate Adie, OBE DL, BBC
- Baroness Barker
- Shami Chakrabati, Director of Liberty
- Ben Cohen MBE, Rugby World Cup Champion, Chairman of Ben Cohen Stand UP Foundation
- Sir Lenny Henry CBE, Comedian
- Michael Jackson, LGBT Human Rights Activist, ‘PRIDE’ film based on his achievements
- Graeme Le Saux, UK Premiership Footballer (former)
- Margaret Mountford
- Francesca Martinez
- Brigadier Sharon Nesmith
- Gareth Thomas, Wales International Rugby Legend
Vinay Kapoor, UK Head of Diversity and Inclusion at BNP Paribas said:
“Diversity and Inclusion is core to BNP Paribas culture and we strive to promote and maintain a diverse, inclusive and stimulating work environment where differences are welcome and supported. Our events this week aim to stimulate dialogue and generate discussion about how every individual at BNP Paribas can promote diversity for future change and development.”
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Fully integrated in the BNP Paribas Group, BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) is a leading provider of solutions to two client franchises: corporates and institutionals, and operates across EMEA (Europe Middle East Africa), APAC (Asia Pacific) and the Americas. The bank is a global leader in Debt Capital Markets and Derivatives. It is a top European house in Equity Capital Markets and it has leading franchises in Specialized Financing. In Securities Services, it is a top five House worldwide.
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