BNP Paribas’ UK Charity Partner programme 2014-2016
With a presence in 75 countries, including all the main international financial markets, BNP Paribas can boast one of the most extensive global banking networks. As a participant in the local economies of the countries in which it operates, part of its role consists of engaging in philanthropy and helping to develop communities, while respecting their values and culture. In the UK, the bank demonstrates this civic responsibility through its UK Community and Charity programme and the UK Charity Partner programme.
Focus on Local Communities
BNP Paribas’ UK Community and Charity Programme participates in a range of educational, environmental and community regeneration schemes to support local disadvantaged neighbourhoods, notably in North West London. BNP Paribas partners with charities to deliver this support, including:
- Vital Regeneration – a charity working to transform London’s deprived neighbourhoods through social, environmental and economic programmes
- Royal Parks Foundation – a charity responsible for fundraising for London’s Royal Parks that are areas of significant ecological importance for the capital
- Westminster Education Business Partnerships - an organisation that brokers relationships between Westminster’s businesses and schools.
Additionally, the BNP Paribas Foundation is providing three years’ funding to ‘Rise Up’, a programme that helps students at risk of dropping out of the education system.
Big Tick endorsement for Rise Up programme
Through the Rise up programme BNP Paribas improves staff engagement through employee volunteers coaching young people who are at risk of disengagement from education or unemployment.
The Rise Up programme received a ‘Big Tick’ in the Education category, recognising that BNP Paribas are making a positive difference in their local community and raising the aspirations of young people to enable them to build successful working lives.
Winning a Big Tick means that BNP Paribas is one of the best examples of a UK business making a positive difference in their local community.
BNP Paribas manages a ‘UK Charity Partner’ programme enabling employees to vote for a charity of their choice. The Alzheimer’s Society is the current UK partner.
The bank’s UK subsidiaries also run a number of other charitable initiatives including conservation projects in the City (BNP Paribas Real Estate UK) and supporting the homeless (BNP Paribas Securities Services).
An Active Supporter of the Arts
BNP Paribas is committed to supporting art in the UK and has recently sponsored its fourth show with the Royal Academy of Arts, ‘Anselm Kiefer’ (27 September – 14 December, 2014), a unique retrospective of one of the world’s most influential living artists at the Royal Academy of Arts.
- Anselm Kiefer - Royal Academy of Arts, 27 September – 14 December 2014
- David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture - Royal Academy of Arts, 21 January – 9 April 2012
- Miro, Calder, Giacometti, Braque: Aime Maeght and his Artists - The Royal Academy of Arts, 4 October 2008 – 2 January 2009
- Wild Thing: Epstein, Gaudier-Brzeska, Gill - The Royal Academy of Arts,
24 October 2009 – 24 January 2010
The Saatchi Gallery - a photographic exhibition to celebrate BNP Paribas’ 150 years in India at The Saatchi Gallery, 15-29 September 2010
BNP Paribas, an active corporate patron the world over
Through its various foundations and thanks to the involvement of its employees, BNP Paribas supports numerous projects in the areas of culture, solidarity, education, health and the environment.
BNP Paribas Corporate Philanthropy ensures the overall coherence and effectiveness of the sponsorship programs that the bank conducts around the world. This policy is managed by the BNP Paribas Foundation, an active patron since 1984.