BNP Paribas is proud to announce that it has been included in the 2017 Stonewall Top UK 100 Employers list. The list showcases the UK’s best employers for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) staff. Both BNP Paribas’ Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB) and Personal Finance divisions were recognised in the list that is compiled from submissions to the Workplace Equality Index.
Stephen Hunt, CEO of BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK commented: “Diversity and inclusion is a cornerstone of our culture. Ensuring our people feel comfortable and confident to contribute fully means that our business is better placed to serve clients and retain talent.”
Martin Egan, Global Co-Head of Primary and Credit Markets, CIB, and LGBT Ally said: “Diversity brings a range of perspectives and innovation to the workplace. Effective inclusion ensures that we leverage these differences for everyone’s benefit. The Stonewall 100 recognition reflects the importance that we attach to LGBT diversity and inclusion agenda; namely, that it is both a moral and business imperative.”
The Workplace Equality Index is a bench-marking tool employers use to create inclusive work environments. It is the first time BNP Paribas has been included in this prestigious list, and is testament to the efforts the bank has made to create an inclusive workplace.
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About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 75 countries, with more than 189,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and 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. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. 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 in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.
About BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking
Fully integrated in the BNP Paribas Group, BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) (www.cib.bnpparibas.com) 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. BNP Paribas CIB strives to service the global economy by providing solutions to its clients in financing (ECM, DCM, specialized financing), flow banking (trade finance and cash management), financial advisory (M&A, project finance), global markets (interest rates, credit, foreign exchange, equity derivatives), risk management, and securities services