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July 25th, 2013

A certificate for local waste paper processing

On 16 July, BNP Paribas Fortis became the first Belgian company to be awarded a certificate for its paper recycling initiative. [...]

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Freddy Quidousse

Freddy Quidousse

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March 26th, 2013

For the love of green

Since January, a little green bus has been making its way through the streets of Geneva carrying employees of BNP Paribas Switzerland. There’s a major difference between this eight-seat shuttle and the old minibus that served the same purpose: this one runs on green energy! [...]

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Alphonse Daudre-Vignier

Alphonse Daudre-Vignier

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February 18th, 2013

Social Business: Turning waste wood into furniture

Crises provide opportunities for change. The 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand gave rise to many innovative initiatives and strong communities. Rekindle is an interesting example to focus on.
A first earthquake actually occurred in September 2010: 7.1 on the Richter scale, with an epicentre 45 km west of Christchurch. It made quite a lot [...]

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Olivier Endelin

Olivier Endelin

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January 28th, 2013

Portraits from Wellington, New Zealand: Nick Churchouse & Guy Ryan

Creative HQ is an incubator, not especially specialized in Social Businesses. That’s what makes it interesting for us to meet with Nick Churchouse, Venture Manager at Creative HQ.
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Florence Valle

Florence Valle

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December 27th, 2012

Ekovivo: A series of portraits from Wellington, New Zealand

What’s specific about Wellington Social Business environment is that it seems to operate as a close community, where everyone knows each other. No doubt that the specific geography of this city helps, where the 400,000 inhabitants are squeezed between the bay on one side and the mountains and forest on the other side. Maybe the [...]

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Olivier Endelin

Olivier Endelin

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December 14th, 2012

Rebuilding Orchid Island, portrait by portrait

In November 2012, BNP Paribas Cardif in Taiwan launched “Image of Love”, in support of the residents of Orchid Island (Taitung County), recovering from the damage caused by Typhoon Tembin.
The program includes a photo exhibition in Taipei, a photo shoot on Orchid Island, and a series of volunteering activities conducted with the employees of BNP [...]

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December 3rd, 2012

A Green Roof in Santiago

The Salvador Allende Elementary School is setting an example in environmental awareness. In an endeavor to support sustainable development and to improve the community, BNP Paribas Cardif in Chile has added 250 square meters of green roofing to the 115 sq. meters they had already planted in 2011 in this same school. With this [...]

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Macarena Ferrari

Macarena Ferrari

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October 9th, 2012

Catch up on what you missed at the Convergences 2015 world Forum

The 5th annual Convergences 2015 world Forum, a major event for those interested in finding innovative solutions to alleviate poverty in Europe and around the world, took place from 19-21 September in Paris. More than 5000 people took part in the Forum… [...]

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Isabelle Palsky

Isabelle Palsky

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October 2nd, 2012

MillionTreesNYC…five years of planting

This year was BNP Paribas’ fifth consecutive year sponsoring MillionTreesNYC. By supporting this joint initiative between the NYC Parks Department and the New York Restoration Project, the Bank has contributed to the Mayor’s goal of planting one million new trees in New York City over the next decade. [...]

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