BNP Paribas: getting to know the Global Goals
Investment bank and international financial services provider for corporate and institutional clients BNP Paribas’ mission is to contribute to a responsible and sustainable economy by financing and advising clients according to the highest ethical standards. The bank is fully committed to the Global Goals, using them as a guiding force to transform their activities. To help this succeed, BNP Paribas wants its staff to understand the goals and why they are important to the future of our planet.
In this case study BNP Paribas explains, in its own voice, an internal 17-month campaign exploring a Global Goal each month. The case study explains what it did to ensure staff understand the role they play in helping achieve the goals.
Business in the Community and the Global Goals
Business in the Community (BITC) is working with business to accelerate the pace and scale of action to deliver against the United Nations Global Goals, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We inspire, engage and challenge businesses to be purpose-driven, taking practical action and mobilising their collective strength to deliver against the Global Goals. Rather than philanthropy, we are focused on how companies can bring about structural and lasting social, environmental and economic changes through running their businesses responsibly.
In 2015 the Global Goals were adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations in a bid to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. While business engagement with the Global Goals is imperative for the wider world, it also opens business market opportunities, whilst finding shared value for communities and environments.
Creating Healthy Businesses
BITC defines a responsible business as a healthy business. It is one that puts creating healthy communities and a healthy environment at the centre of its strategy to achieve long-term value. Healthy Businesses is at the centre of BITC’s Responsible Business Map, which guides our members on a journey of continuous improvement, working across the whole responsible business agenda.
If you are a BITC member and would like our support to understand how the Global Goals can be embedded into your organisation contact your relationship manager. Not sure who your relationship manager is?
If you are not a BITC member talk to us to learn how membership can help you take your responsible business journey further and drive lasting change.
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