Organisation

BNP Paribas
Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
BNP Paribas
Founding year: 
2006 (as per microfinance activity under the corporate and social responsibility)
Country: 
France
Total number of staff: 
180 000
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
6
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Between 0 and 20%
Type of organisation: 
For profit
 
Financial institution, Bank
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Ms. Claudia Belli Jeanteur
Address: 
22 avenue de l’Opéra
F-75002
Paris
France
Phone: 
+331 42986625
Organisation summary
Mission: 

Mission:

BNP Paribas has a presence in 75 countries with more than 180,000 employees, including more than 140,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. At BNP Paribas, microfinance is a powerful lever of inclusion for people usually excluded from the traditional banking system: it allows them to start entrepreneurial micro-projects and improve their living standards. Thanks to the funding and services it offers to microfinance institutions, the Group has become a key player in this sector, alongside specialist funds and multilateral agencies.

 

 

Type of intervention: 
  • Equity
  • Loans
  • Subsidies / donations in money
Countries of intervention: 
Africa
Asia
Europe
North America
South America
Areas of intervention: 
  • Macro level: Client protection, Supporting networks and associations, Strengthening national/regional microfinance support sector, Capacity building (focused on all MFIs)
  • Intermediate level: Social impact/performance
  • Micro level: Capital/equity investments, Performance (financial and social)
  • Other themes: Impact and performances studies
Main competences: 

Financing MFIs through several levers

·         Raising saving and directing it to MFIs :

o   Employee savings schemes partially invested in Microfinance funds (As the Investment funds Multipar Solidaire Obligataire and Multipar Solidaire Dynamique)

o   Clients saving funds partially invested in other microfinance funds (SICAV Oblietheis)

·         Refinancing MFIs portfolio; BNPP is refinancing the portfolio of at least one MFI in each of the following countries: France, Italy, Belgium, UK, Poland, USA, Colombia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Tunisia, Morocco, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal

·         Equity or quasi equity Investment on some “strategic” MFI as in France, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia

·         Indirect support through investment (loan or equity) in Specialized Microfinance funds

·         MFI’s social performance evaluation

·         Matching of skilled volunteers to MFI needs

 

 

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