Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals n°1: BNP Paribas fights to end poverty

January 1, 2019

Whether it is operating as a banker or a philanthropist, we are committed to fight poverty.

We have integrated to our CSR strategy the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. The BNP Paribas Group aims to help building a more sustainable world through actions with positive impact.

Today 767 million people still live in extreme poverty on less than 1.90 dollar per day.”

How are we fighting to end poverty worldwide?

By doing what we know best: financing the economy.

More specifically, by financing more than 30 microfinance institutions and microfinance funds up to €270 million in 2017, the BNP Paribas Group directly contributed to financial inclusion with around 300’000 microloan beneficiaries in 17 emerging countries, including Morocco, South Africa and Columbia. Here’s a short video on one microfinance success story in India.