The BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation
Created in 2002, the BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation has assigned itself the task of promoting dialogue between the bank and its surrounding environment, on issues that are as much cultural, as they are social and environmental.
Today, the BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation is considered as an eloquent example of corporate philanthropy, in line with the actions undertaken over the last thirty years by the Group Foundation.
The BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation is as committed to the conservation and awareness of the wealth of Swiss museums, to encouraging young artists and performers, to supporting projects in favour of education and social inclusion, as it is to supporting research on climate change.
Beyond financial support, the Foundation engages with the organisations it supports as a real partner and accompanies their projects over time.
The BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation thus serves as a vector for the values of the BNP Paribas Group, around which it strengthens a sense of company belonging while opening up new horizons for the bank and its employees.
Foundation governance consists of a Foundation Council chaired by the CEO of BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA, Geoffroy Bazin, and a Secretariat supervised by the Managing Director of the Foundation, Igor Joly.
The independence of the Foundation Council is a priority and is ensured by the presence of two external members.