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July 20th, 2010

Selective Recycling in Rome

Recycling in office buildings is often less efficient than we’d like to think. Even though most people are aware of the importance of recycling, it can be difficult to put into place a large-scale system that works in terms of logistics—and budget.
BNL in Rome has decided to confront this issue head-on. They have just signed [...]

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February 1st, 2010

Exploring and discovering biodiversity in French Guiana

On the occasion of the 1st round of the Lectures – Sea, Marine, and Environment organized by the National Maritime Museum in Paris, 2 crew members of La Boudeuse Bernard Wolfrom, Head of the support team, and Olivier Archambeau, geographer and member of the scientific community of the Society of French Explorers, presented the mission [...]

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Stephen Rempala

Stephen Rempala

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January 29th, 2010

BNL opens first “solar” branch in Italy

BNL, the Italian bank of the BNP Paribas Group, has opened its first innovative solar-powered branch in Italy! The branch, in the town of Alessandria, is equipped with solar panels producing renewable energy. The panels provide enough power to meet all the needs of the branch.

Maurizio Lupo, Head of Branch Development, explains, “We decided to [...]

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Stephen Rempala

Stephen Rempala

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December 3rd, 2009

Telethon 2009: France

This year represents the 23rd edition of the Telethon in France. This annual event is held to benefit the muscular dystrophy charity AFM (French Myopathy Association). The face of the Telethon this year is French actor Daniel Auteuil. December 4th and 5th, during this 30–hour long televised broadcast, they will be promoting the message “Tous [...]

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Stephen Rempala

Stephen Rempala

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July 3rd, 2009

Interview with Marcel Biyiha:"I certainly do not want to be treated differently"

Marcel Biyiha is of Cameroonian origin and has a Master’s Degree in computer engineering. He is working for BNP Paribas Retail Banking, as a Financial Adviser for Private Customers. In this interview, he shares his views of diversity and its importance in the BNP Paribas Group.

You have an computer engineer background and you are [...]

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Elisabeth Karako

Elisabeth Karako

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June 3rd, 2009

ISO 14001: Environmental Management

BNP Paribas Factor, a customer receivables solutions specialist, is the first French factoring company to have received ISO 14001 certification for its activities and its three operating sites.
ISO 14001 is a globally recognized standard which offers guidelines on how to implement an effective environmental management system. Its aim is to achieve a balance between profitability [...]

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Isabelle Palsky

Isabelle Palsky

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June 6th, 2008

Encouraging voluntary participation

Microfinance has as much need for expertise as it does for capital in the fight against poverty. In the wider scope of BNP Paribas’ commitment to job creation via microfinance, two projects encouraging the voluntary provision of skills have been set up.
On an international scale, MicroFinance Sans Frontières (MFSF – Microfinance without Borders) mobilises volunteers [...]

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May 28th, 2008

BNP Paribas helps wildfire victims in Greece

Last August, Greece was ravaged by fires that claimed over 60 victims, mainly in the Peloponnesian area and on the island of Evia. In the face of this human, economic and ecological disaster, BNP Paribas Greece immediately responded.
The Athens branch collected 95,000 euros from local and Group personnel. Some of these donations were put into [...]

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May 14th, 2008

Distributing hot meals in Sofia

For the past 6 years, BNP Paribas Bulgaria has been committed to Operation “Soup Kitchen” (charity canteens). In association with the city of Sophia, hot meals are distributed in winter to under-privileged groups in centres scattered throughout the city.
Encouraged by its success in previous years, the project will be extended to other towns and cities [...]

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