Sustainable Development Goals n°9: build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

January 1, 2019

BNP Paribas has established itself as the leading bank for start-ups and innovative companies, offering the market’s most comprehensive banking and financial mechanism to promote innovation.

As we have integrated the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals to our CSR strategy, we are convinced that quality infrastructure is positively related to the achievement of social, economic and political goals.


But where does BNP Paribas in Switzerland stand on innovation?

The answer is made of two words: WAI BOOST.

WAI stands for We Are Innovation. BOOST for boosting innovation.

In 2017, BNP Paribas launched WAI BOOST in Switzerland, an accelerator connecting corporates and promising start-ups to foster co-innovation. The season one of the program featured Dufry, a Switzerland-based global travel retailer seeking to develop innovative solutions to support its activities. Here’s a wrap up of the first season.