BNP Paribas in the media

Thursday, July 07, 2022

Benefits Canada – BNP Paribas offering paid paternity leave, coverage for gender affirmation, fertility treatments

BNP Paribas in Canada is expanding its employee benefits offering with up to $10,000 lifetime coverage for gender affirmation and fertility treatments.

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Thursday, June 21, 2022

La Presse + – Silence Radio

Article in French only

DIVERSITY – Support for trans people

BNP Paribas is taking concrete action to support the LGBTQ+ community. Starting in July, the financial institution will provide financial support to its transgender employees in the transition process.

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Thursday, March 10, 2022

Business Council of Canada – Podcast – “Organized flexibility”: How BNP Paribas is planning a hybrid workplace.

With Sonja Volpe, Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas in Canada

How does an employer maintain a sense of community and office culture when many people are working from home?

For Sonja Volpe, part of the answer lies in bringing staff together through volunteerism. “Volunteering is taking on an even more important role in the future hybrid work environment,” says the CEO of BNP Paribas in Canada. “It provides us the opportunity to engage with each other, to build out the internal network and strengthen the team dynamic while, of course, helping those in need.”

In conversation with Goldy Hyder on the Speaking of Business podcast, Volpe outlines how BNP Paribas – an international bank operating in 65 countries – is planning for what it calls “organized flexibility”. In practical terms, that means bringing employees back to the office 50 per cent of the time as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

“Even though we’ve been extremely efficient and productive in a remote environment during the pandemic, that’s not the way of the future. We need to spend time together and hence time at the office is important,” she says.

On the podcast, Volpe also explains how BNP Paribas is addressing climate change through sustainable financing … and why the bank’s Montreal office includes an urban farm!

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Vendredi 22 octobre 2021

La Presse+ – Climate change: Sustainable finance is key.

Article in French only

By Sonja Volpe, Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas in Canada

With recent wildfires in British Columbia and Ontario, devastating floods in Europe, Asia and the United States, and heat waves that have affected much of North America and Europe l last summer, climate change made its way into our daily conversations.

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