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March 27th, 2013

“Company Spirit, Team Spirit”: A boost for female entrepreneurs

On 26 March, 100 women entrepreneurs gathered together to discuss the theme “Company Spirit, Team Spirit” (“Esprit d’entreprise, esprit d’accompagnement”). Held at the ultra-modern BNP Paribas Concept Store, the event saw a talented group of female business owners, managers and executives exchange their know-how and experience. The different ateliers were centered on four different themes: [...]

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February 28th, 2013

“Respect and disrespect”: Sparking conversation about consideration

Do children know that they deserve respect, not because of their school grades or their origins, but simply because they are human beings? Do the adults around them distinguish “obedience” from “respect”? Is it possible to respect someone you do not know?
Thoughts and ideas in response to these questions can be found in the second [...]

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February 15th, 2013

Record engagement of young people in essay competition supporting diversity

A significantly increased number of youngster participated in the second edition of the essay competition “The Others Beside Me 2”. The writing contest attracted 191 young people – 8 times more than the first edition of the contest. High-school students from close to 70 cities from all over Bulgaria, 8th to 12th grade, wrote an [...]

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December 14th, 2012

The Corporate Equality Index: A leap in the right direction

With a perfect 100% rating in the 2013 Corporate Equality Index, compiled by the NGO Human Rights Campaign Foundation, BNP Paribas in the United States has been recognized as a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality”.
What is this Corporate Equality Index?
Created in 2002, it is today the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and [...]

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December 10th, 2012

BlogTV: Reconnecting with one’s Kabyle roots

The “Association Culture Berbère” is a neighborhood organization that works on making Kabyle language and culture accessible for anyone interested. It aims not only to diffuse knowledge and understanding of this rich cultural heritage, but also to encourage a community spirit and social integration.
Language courses, literary or musical conferences, legal guidance and mentoring…a grab-bag of [...]

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October 23rd, 2012

Superhumans share their super stories during Diversity Week in the UK

From the 15-19 October 2012, BNP Paribas UK hosted its first-ever Diversity Week. Comprised of a number of educational events for all staff, it serves as an awareness-raising forum, bringing together discussion on gender, ability, sexual orientation, ethnic and religious background. [...]

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October 19th, 2012

The Office Training Incubator in Bahrain: developing skills for individuals with disabilities

On the 1st of October 2012, BNP Paribas inaugurated the “BNP Paribas Office Training Incubator” under the patronage, and in the presence of, Her Excellency Dr. Fatema Al Baloushi, Bahrain’s Minister of Social Development. The event also included a keynote speech from Nejib Friji, Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Bahrain.
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September 14th, 2012

The 2012 Football Kick-Off

The 3rd Football Kick-Off took place on 31 August at Woluwe-St-Lambert, in Belgium. The event was organized by the Special Olympics, a long-time partner of BNP Paribas Fortis. [...]

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August 17th, 2012

Fighting discrimination through writing

For the second year in a row, the Foundation BNP Paribas Bulgaria has organized an essay-writing competition for high-school students called “The Others beside Me”. The aim of the initiative is to raise awareness for equality among young people and to pay attention to the increasing need for understanding and openness toward all members of [...]

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