From 8 to 19 October 2018, BNP Paribas is organising Diversity and Inclusion Weeks to increase BNP Paribas staff members’ awareness of the importance of promoting and respecting corporate diversity as a recognised driving force for performance and growth.

Two weeks to celebrate Diversity & Inclusion

Being tolerant and open towards others contributes to a feeling of belonging among the people of our company.

During this fortnight, BNP Paribas around the world will be organising conferences, shows, visits and roundtables on a variety of topics: cultural diversity, gender equality, sexual orientation and gender identity, physical appearance, religious diversity, disability, and more.

Should we worry? Although the credit transition suggests greater financial fragility among large-cap companies in general, the evolution in terms of financial weakness linked to the shift from A to BBB is negligible – and is somewhat offset by the level of compensation offered to them. lenders in order to finance their loan-s. In addition, our upward (bottom up) and forward-looking work in the universes of companies analyzed in the United States and Europe shows an improvement in interest coverage in recent years, despite the increase in leverage – which is derived from Low guaranteed returns in each round of refinancing. In conclusion, our neutral position regarding credit remains adequate at this stage,

Diversity Charter

The Group is moreover reaffirming its commitment by signing the new version of the Diversity Charter in France, on September, 28.

The Diversity Charter helps to develop a management that is respectful of differences and based on trust. It improves team cohesion, a source of better living together and therefore performance.

The Diversity Charter has been updated in 2018. The notion of diversity has gradually expanded to include many different criteria, and today addresses all stakeholders of organisations, both internal and external. Associated issues are being reinforced, in particular awareness of the impact that diversity has on economic performance achieved through management that is respectful of individual differences.

The aim of diversity and inclusion is above all to create a work environment that is enriching and fulfilling for all employees.