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October 14, 2014 - , , , ,

BNP Paribas Announces Diversity & Inclusion Week

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London – 14 October 2014 – BNP Paribas today announced the launch of Diversity and Inclusion Week, commencing November 3rd 2014. Building on the success of the programme in the UK over the past 2 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. In addition 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 and educate people through speaker series, events and panel discussions. Some of the speakers in the UK will include:

• The Baroness Scotland of Asthal
• Lord Chris Smith
• Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf
• Rt. Hon David Blunkett MP
• Colin Jackson CBE
• Terry Waite CBE
• Nicky Moffat CBE
• Kate Nash OBE
• John Barnes MBE
• Gareth Thomas
• Gok Wan

Ludovic de Montille, UK Chairman, BNP Paribas Group said:

“At BNP Paribas we recognise the importance of promoting diversity and inclusion, and the benefits that an inclusive workplace can bring to our clients and ourselves.”

Vinay Kapoor, UK Head of Diversity and Inclusion at BNP Paribas said:

“Diversity and Inclusion is core to our culture. In celebrating the different backgrounds and perspectives of our employees we hope to engage and inspire everyone to bring more of what makes them unique to the work place. This in turn helps us promote and maintain an inclusive workplace for the benefit of our employees, the communities we operate in and our clients alike. We strive to promote and maintain a diverse, inclusive and stimulating work environment where employees are treated with dignity and respect, valued for their differences in thought, background, experience, perspectives and are empowered to succeed.”


UK Press Contacts

Alexandra Umpleby
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About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas has a presence in 75 countries with more than 180,000 employees, including more than 140,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia-Pacific.

For more information on Diversity and Inclusion Week