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  • BNP Paribas mobilises for the victims in Haiti - BNP Paribas Ireland
    devastating earthquake The 7 0 magnitude natural disaster lasted over minute causing horrific damage throughout the country Along with donating 1 million euros to the Fondation de France BNP Paribas is encouraging its employees to make contributions to relief organisations in order to aid the victims in Haiti BNP Paribas entities and subsidiaries across the world are partaking in this initiative to give support to Haiti The relief organisations have been chosen based on their ability to effectively deliver both short and long term relief and redevelopment efforts Jean Clamon photo Managing Director of the Group and Francis Charhon C E O of the Fondation de France reflect on the mobilisation and urgency of the situation audio mp3 First I d like to thank BNP Paribas for having swung into action so quickly for Haiti with their situation there is extremely complicated We have to think about the most urgent requirements and help those organisations already on site and with immediate needs We also have to start preparing reconstruction and when we say reconstruction that means the return to normal living conditions for a certain number of people We will be paying particular attention to children and to providing food

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  • BNP Paribas hosts its 2009 "Awards for Personal Philanthropy" - BNP Paribas Ireland
    Vallet recognising the work of his foundation Fondation Vallet which gives a large number of study grants each year to outstanding students from deprived backgrounds The Fondation Vallet is one of France s most generous private student sponsorship organisations Every year since 1999 Odon Vallet has given 300 grants of 3 600 to students enrolling to applied arts schools including École Boulle Arts Décoratifs the École Dupérré the Gobelins the Femis in addition to those enrolling in preparatory courses for the prestigious grandes écoles This has been a very worthwhile cause with 88 of the students graduating successfully in previous years Operating under the Fondation de France name Vallet has also worked overseas awarding nearly 2000 grants to Vietnamese students and to 800 students from Benin The jury s Special Prize was won by Albina du Boisrouvray for her work with the Association François Xavier Bagnoud FXB Established in 1989 this organization is dedicated to combating poverty and AIDS and helping orphaned children affected by the AIDS pandemic Operating in 18 countries the association has more than 450 employees and some 1400 volunteers It runs over 100 programmes including 50 FXB Villages self sustaining community development programs At the award ceremony François Debiesse CEO of BNP Paribas Wealth Management said Our bank as strong as it is is always conscious of the wider world By promoting dialogue between the business world and its surroundings the BNP Paribas Philanthropy Awards are a channel to demonstrate our concern for the world around us It is also a way of translating the bank s values of boldness and creativity into a different environment About BNP Paribas BNP Paribas www bnpparibas com is one of the 6 strongest banks in the world according to Standard Poor s With a presence in 85 countries and

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  • Understand the environment and its challenges with GoodPlanet.info, a project supported by BNP Paribas - BNP Paribas Ireland
    2009 CSR Regional News Understand the environment and its challenges with GoodPlanet info a project supported by BNP Paribas Forward to a friend Forward to a friend Print Print The GoodPlanet association founded by Yann Arthus Bertrand in 2005 has just released a new informational website supported by BNP Paribas Goodplanet info GoodPlanet info is an informational website about the environment and sustainable development aimed at the general public It is a platform for understanding the key ecological and humanitarian challenges of our times The site provides news and scientific data about GMOs genetically modified organisms renewable energy biodiversity and climate change GoodPlanet info also pays special attention to the the humanitarian crises making the international debates and possible solutions accessible to everyone It s a source of entertainment reliable and unbiased information in English and French a sort of an encyclopaedia of sustainable development with concrete examples and panels of recognised experts The aim of the site is to incite world s political and economic actors towards active citizenship and to raise public awareness of these issues Read the article The launch of Goodplanet info understanding the environment and its challenges on the BNP Paribas blog forachanchangingworld com Share

    Original URL path: http://www.bnpparibas.ie/en/2009/04/21/understand-the-environment-and-its-challenges-with-goodplanet-info-a-project-supported-by-bnp-paribas/ (2016-02-17)
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  • BNP Paribas Assurance expands gender equality initiatives in partnership with NGO “Aide et Action” - BNP Paribas Ireland
    who have taken at least two maternity or adoption leaves since being recruited by the company Part time employees already with the company when the agreement took effect Employees who have been working at BNP Paribas Assurance for 10 years or more In place in France since 2008 this program has been allocated 220 000 euros in funding Partnership to improve access to education for young girls in disadvantaged countries The BNP Paribas Assurance s position in terms of gender equality is satisfactory 45 percent of managers in France and 36 percent of the members of the General Management Committee World are women At the same time BNP Paribas Assurance is committed to advancing gender equality outside the enterprise as well particularly with support in areas where there is a significant and sometimes critical need for access to education This is why BNP Paribas Assurance is delighted to forge a partnership to support programs managed by the NGO Aide et Action which facilitates access to education for women and young girls in disadvantaged countries Support will center on West Africa a region where diverse economic and cultural factors make education for young girls a critical priority The partnership will fund four projects in Benin Mali Niger and Senegal for a period of three years This aid will enable future students to receive a complete quality education in a healthy secure environment This will equip them with essential assets to allow them to become active stakeholders in every aspect of family economic and social life Access to education for women and young girls ultimately leads to an additional 0 8 percent in GDP growth Source Africa Partnership Forum September 2007 in the African nations where we are providing support notes Laurence Pessez Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for BNP Paribas Assurance This significant impact on the economic development of these countries encourages us to help them address the issue of gender equality We have decided to provide support for Aide et Action since this association has effective educational programs for girls in some of the world s most disadvantaged countries Claire Calosci managing director of Aide et Action International added Young girls with an education have twice the chance of escaping the plague of AIDS Their revenue potential rises 10 to 20 percent for each year of education they complete Education of girls and women is one of the most effective instruments in the fight against malnutrition and infant mortality It s important for us to have an enterprise such as BNP Paribas Assurance commit to supporting our efforts to educate women and young girls About BNP Paribas Assurance BNP Paribas Assurance is the Life and Property Casualty insurance unit of BNP Paribas It develops and markets products and services under two commercial brands Products distributed through the BNP Paribas retail branch network in France are branded BNP Paribas Those distributed by other channels in France and in international markets are branded Cardif BNP Paribas Assurance is the world leader in

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  • BNP Paribas CIB reduces supercomputer environmental impact - BNP Paribas Ireland
    one thousand billion calculations by second performed for Global Equities and Commodity Derivatives GECD is transferred to a Graphical Processing Unit based platform This allows a 100 fold increase in the amount of calculation achieved per Watt This new platform containing two NVIDIA Tesla S1070 consuming 2kW will replace more than 500 traditional CPU cores consuming 25 kW This initiative involved a re architecture of the calibration software and its port The benefits are massive Overall reduction of electrical consumption by a factor of 190 Overall reduction of response times by a factor of 15 Improved legibility of market prices by traders Significant reduction in total cost of operation Significant reduction in environmental impact Within BNP Paribas one of the missions of Global Equities Commodity Derivatives GECD is to manage portfolios of complex financial instruments The GECD quantitative research team simulates the behaviour of financial markets and is constantly striving to improve the performance of the software With this goal in mind the team decided to take advantage of NVIDIA Tesla solutions for the calibration of some of our models parameters a process which involves their estimation based on raw financial instrument prices using numerical optimization algorithms We are extremely pleased with these performances which significantly exceed our initial expectations We hope to transfer more calculations to the GPU architecture in the near future says Stéphane Tyc Head of GECD Quantitative Research BNP Paribas CIB About BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment banking division http cib bnpparibas com has almost 16 000 employees deployed in 53 countries around the world BNP Paribas CIB excels in three fundamental sectors in particular Derivatives it is one of the leading global players in rates credit forex commodity and equity derivatives Capital markets it is amongst the top ten

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  • BNP Paribas Assurance acclaimed twice over - BNP Paribas Ireland
    In the context of the Tom Com Corporate Business awards given for image communication internal financial and recruitment communication and for B2B communication BNP Paribas Assurance received a bronze Top Com award in the Publishing category for the book Entreprendre pour un monde plus juste Enterprise for a Fairer World This publication promotes the commitment of BNP Paribas Assurance to social entrepreneurship throughout the world by highlighting BNP Paribas Assurance s active participation in the economic and social development of the countries in which it is present through a partnership with an independent international association Ashoka promoting the innovatory initiatives conceived and implemented by a wide range of players private individuals associations etc and selected by the press agency Reporters d Espoirs In particular copies of this 72 page book published in French and English were presented to partners and prospective clients of BNP Paribas Assurance during the New Year holidays At the Bedouk MC IT 2009 exhibition in Paris on 4th and 5th February 2009 BNP Paribas Assurance was awarded the KRéA ANAé Bedouk prize in the Sustainable Development category for its Lumières d Avenir Future Lights evening at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris in March 2008 which

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  • NYSE Euronext and EasyETF launch European low-carbon index and ETF managed by BNP Paribas Asset Management, in partnership with AgriSud, GoodPlanet.org and WWF - BNP Paribas Ireland
    Euronext provides all investors with the opportunity to invest in carbon efficient companies in their industry sectors As the cost of emissions increases the ground breaking ETF and underlying index are designed to enable fund managers and retail investors to achieve above market returns with a much lower exposure to carbon risk EasyETF Low Carbon 100 Europe will aim at replicating the performance of the reference index upward or downward Gilles Glicenstein Chairman and Chief Executive BNP Paribas Asset Management said We are proud to associate the name of BNP Paribas Asset Management with this initiative and to be able before long to launch with the support of our NGO partners an innovative product EasyETF Low Carbon 100 Europe will be the first tracker enabling individual and institutional investors to integrate the carbon constraint in their investment choices Besides the launch of this new product is a natural expansion of our commitment in management and promotion of sustainable and responsible investment The NGOs which initiated this project are more than happy to see that two major actors on the European financial stage BNP Paribas Asset Management and NYSE Euronext are actively interested in ecological issues in particular reducing carbon dioxide emissions They know that in the economic world it is essential to have company involvement and action to be able to solve these issues The Low Carbon 100 Europe index and EasyETF Low Carbon 100 Europe fund will not fail to grab the attention of quoted companies and encourage them to make an effort to be on the index as their names will be supported by the new index and the new tracker The ball is therefore back in companies and investors court concludes Robert Lion President of Agrisud More information about the Low Carbon Europe 100 Index composition historical data FAQ can be found on the following website www euronext com LC100Europe EasyETF off the beaten track Trackers The EasyETF range is a unique offer benefiting from the combined expertise of AXA Investment Managers and BNP Paribas in fund management market making as well as distribution Its aim is to give investors access to an ever growing variety of asset classes equity bonds money market credit real estate commodities Shariah equities etc and diverse economic sectors Bank Health Media etc as well as thematics Infrastructure environment Nuclear etc in order to allow them to fine tune the performance of their asset allocation strategies The EasyETF product range now includes 53 trackers of which 47 are listed on Euronext Paris 10 on Deutsche Börse 2 on the Swiss Stock Exchange SWX and 7 on Borsa Italiana for a total of 3 960 billion in assets under management Further information on the EasyETF range and trackers investment strategies is available on www easyetf com Data as at end of September 2008 About BNP Paribas Asset Management BNP Paribas Asset Management is a European leader in traditional indexed and structured investment management Original core activity of BNP Paribas Investment Partners BNP Paribas

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  • The Group is selected in DJSI World and DJSI Stoxx indices for socially responsible investment - BNP Paribas Ireland
    News Careers Contact Us BNP Paribas Ireland News You are here Home News All Our News The Group is selected in DJSI World and DJSI Stoxx indices for socially responsible investment All Our News Media Tool Kit September 12 2008 CSR The Group is selected in DJSI World and DJSI Stoxx indices for socially responsible investment Forward to a friend Forward to a friend Print Print The Swiss agency Sustainable Asset Management SAM recently published the results of its Corporate social responsibility assessment of more than 1 200 companies listed in the Stock Exchange around the World For the banking sector BNP Paribas is among 13 European banks selected in the Dow Jones SI Sustainable Index Stoxx index and among 23 world banks in the DJSI World index BNP Paribas has been present in these two international indices specialising in socially responsible investment since 2002 The Group is the only French bank to still appear in both indices in 2008 Share Share on Facebook on Facebook Share on Twitter on Twitter Share on LinkedIn on LinkedIn Share on delicious on delicious Share on Google on Google Forward to a friend Forward to a friend Print Print QUICK ACCESS BNP Paribas

    Original URL path: http://www.bnpparibas.ie/en/2008/09/12/the-group-is-selected-in-djsi-world-and-djsi-stoxx-indices-for-socially-responsible-investment/ (2016-02-17)
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