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March 14th, 2014

MFSF: The Unbreakable Spirit of Kenya

In October 2013, two BNP Paribas employees joined a pilot microfinance mission to Kenya, with the support of London-based charity Five Talents and the London committee of BNP Paribas’ microfinance and social business group: MicroFinance Sans Frontières.
Here Maya Mehta, who works in BNP Paribas’ legal department, shares her experience and the stories of [...]

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March 6th, 2014

Social entrepreneurs: Cécile Galoselva talks about Etic

Interview with a social entrepreneur: Cécile Galoselva, manager of the social business Etic. This is the fifth in our series of interviews with social entrepreneurs supported by PhiTrust Partenaires and BNP Paribas Wealth Management.
After her first work experience and studies in the USA and Oxford, in 2004 Cécile Galoselva joined Ethical [...]

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Thibault Couturier

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February 21st, 2014

A debate on microfinance in the Women’s Forum Myanmar 2013

BNP Paribas joined in the sponsorship of the first ever international women’s conference, Women’s Forum Myanmar 2013, in Yangon last December. The Group hosted a panel on Microfinance and a senior delegation of women, BNP Paribas’ Myanmar representatives, represented the bank at the Forum.
The goal of this conference was to raise awareness, to create bridges [...]

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Hélène Sengsavang

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January 13th, 2014

Social entrepreneurs: Bagoré Bathily and La Laiterie du Berger

This meeting with Bagoré Bathily, follows the series of interviews with social entrepreneurs backed by PhiTrust Partenaires and BNP Paribas Wealth Management.

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July 26th, 2013

When universities pave the way towards Social Business

In the past, Japan was not known for being very advanced in Social Business, but a new generation is changing that. [...]

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Florence Valle

Florence Valle

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July 18th, 2013

Ekovivo: Can microfinance help a country recover from a natural disaster?

It is said that Microfinance does not help people recover from natural disasters. [...]

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June 26th, 2013

Social entrepreneurs: Laurent Laïk talks about La Varappe

Meet “La Varappe”: a company with a positive philosophy that aims to enable social integration through work for people excluded from mainstream society. It helps employees find a long-term job in companies, or in local and regional authorities.
The social impact: La Varappe’s turnover has increased from €300,000 and 10 employees in 1996 to €13 million [...]

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June 19th, 2013

Close the Gap and the bank fight the digital gap together

The Belgian non-profit association Close the Gap will be supplied with over 50 000 devices by BNP Paribas Fortis Foundation, as part as a three-year agreement. [...]

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Freddy Quidousse

Freddy Quidousse

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May 23rd, 2013

A boost for micro-entrepreneurs in the Western United States

Bank of the West Charitable Foundation awarded $195,000 to support small business in April 2013. [...]

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