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“Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations": BNP Paribas top French bank and second in Europe
01.02.2021

In 2021, for the seventh consecutive year, BNP Paribas is a constituent of the recognised “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations” ranking drawn up by specialist Canadian magazine Corporate Knights. Listed for the first time in 2015, this year BNP Paribas is ranked 46th among the world's most sustainable corporations.

1st among French banks
These very good results make BNP Paribas the top French bank and second European bank (out of a total of 935 banks and financial service providers assessed at global level).

The Corporate Knights ranking chiefly acknowledges the active role played by BNP Paribas in developing positive impact financial products and services, the most heavily weighted criterion in the Global 100 methodology for the financial sector. The Group also stands out among its peers for social aspects, from the significant proportion of women in its Board of Directors (6 out of 14, i.e. 43%) to its health and safety policy. Finally, the inclusion of extra-financial performance criteria in the variable compensation awarded to BNP Paribas top management has also earned the Group a leadership position among its peers.

“The continued position of BNP Paribas among the 100 most sustainable corporations in the world for the seventh consecutive year is a source of pride for the Group. It also comes as a recognition of the high level of commitment shown by BNP Paribas in incorporating environmental, social and governance dimensions into its activities and, more specifically, its position as a leader in responsible finance,” says Laurence Pessez, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at BNP Paribas.