Financing the transition to a sustainable and inclusive world

sustainable & inclusive world

Our Sustainability Mission

Sustainability calls for a bank that looks beyond

Beyond national borders and generations. For years we have been working with customers and partners to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy and to an inclusive society, in the Netherlands and beyond.

For example, we are the financial advisor to the Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the United Kingdom. It is the largest wind farm in the world. In the Netherlands, together with agricultural cooperative Royal Cosun, we created a solar park with more than 28,000 solar panels, and we are co-financier of the Luchterduinen Offshore Wind Farm. But we go further than financing. We lead the way in the electrification of lease vehicles, bicycle leasing and shared mobility, and support customers in making their real estate more sustainable.

Sustainability is about more than just the environment. It is also about offering equal opportunities. That is why we are committed to promoting the financial and social inclusion of the most vulnerable through numerous local and international initiatives.

Three transitions we focus on

Transition to a net-zero economy

> Read more about addressing climate change

Transition to an economy that respects planetary boundaries

> Read more about addressing loss of natural capital

Transition to an inclusive society

> Read more about addressing social and financial exclusion

Our Approach

BNP Paribas is committed to innovating and mobilizing the resources needed to accelerate these transitions. Our primary objective is to support clients, whether they be corporations, institutions or individuals in their own transitions. Furthermore we engage with our partners to stimulate innovations within the financial sector. We adapt our ways of working and strive to be a responsible, active member of Dutch society. This multifaceted approach addresses an array of subjects from energy to mobility to real estate, while also encouraging the creation and distribution of products that are more inclusive, responsible and innovative

Our impact


indirect impact

Partner to go above and beyond

We engage in large coalitions,
participate in work groups or
collaborate at the creation of new methodologies internationally and in the Netherlands.

Accompany our customers

We take a pragmatic approach to supporting our clients in their transition pathways, adapting to the specific needs of each sector and to regional market needs.


direct impact

Manage our own impact

We strive to reduce the environmental impact of our operations and mobility collaborating with our suppliers, raising the awareness among employees and shaping sustainable-by-design policies.

Donate money, time and expertise

We aim to be a responsible, active member of Dutch society and have real, measurable impact through our philanthropy and corporate volunteering program.

Our recent impact

BNP Paribas and Naturalis Biodiversity Center engage in a multiyear partnership

The shared mission to accelerate the protection and restoration of biodiversity is at the heart of this partnership, which is a long-term collaboration based on leveraging Naturalis and BNP Paribas’ strengths to drive real impact and translating Naturalis’s deep expertise and insights into concrete outcomes on the ground

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Health Impact bond finances the largest fall prevention programme in the Netherlands

‘Standing Strong’ is a fall prevention program for the elderly in the Netherlands that is funded through a ‘Health Impact Bond’. The program is unique in size, structure and level of collaboration between different stakeholders in the ecosystem.

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Royal Cosun achieves 5.1 million kg CO2 reduction per year with green financing from BNP Paribas

The green financing concerns a new lease construction by BNP Paribas for a project of more than 28,000 solar panels on a 7-hectare solar meadow.

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EL Jackson foundation

Successful partnership with the EL Jackson Education project continues throughout 2023

The Dutch Youth Fund Sport & Culture (Jeugdfonds Sport & Cultuur) has been a partner of the Dream Up program of the BNP Paribas Foundation since 2018, which supports projects with a cultural and social purpose.

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Supporting financial and social inclusion of the most vulnerable through various local and international initiatives.

Since the 90s, we have been promoting financial inclusion by financially supporting various microfinance institutions around the world. This funding has indirectly supported more than 3 million people – 83% of whom are women– over the years.

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BNP Paribas financial advisor to the Dogger Bank Wind farm.

The Dogger Bank Wind Farm is a major renewable energy project in the UK. It will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world that can provide 6 million households with clean energy.

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