News - November 10, 2017
Hand in hand, we will work to speed up the implementation of solutions that protect the environment in a profitable way; solutions that bridge the gap between ecology and the economy; solutions that would make sense to boost clean growth, even if climate change didn’t exist!
BNP Paribas will also directly support the World Alliance by bringing its expertise in risk management and compliance, and will encourage its employees to actively volunteer their time - about 2 hours a week - and become Experts, to help assess the deployability, sustainability and viability of candidate solutions submitted by our Members.
“Our partnership with BNP demonstrates that today protection of the environment is profitable. Investing in new technologies makes sense: it’s logical, even more than eco-ecological. It creates jobs and boosts a clean economic growth which is much better than the dirty status quo we have today,”
said Bertrand Piccard.
Geoffroy Bazin, CEO of BNP Paribas in Switzerland, added:
“BNP has become one of the top ranked banks by extra financial rating agencies. Today’s social and environmental challenges require that we contribute even more actively to sustainable growth, for both people and the planet. We are proud to reinforce our engagement strategy in Switzerland by partnering with the Solar Impulse Foundation.”