BNP Paribas in the media


Monday, January 23,2023

BNP Paribas expanding talent pool by hiring, supporting neurodiverse employees

BNP Paribas in Canada is expanding its talent pool by recruiting neurodiverse employees through a new talent attraction program.

Sonja Volpe, chief executive officer at BNP Paribas in Canada, says the program — a partnership with EY Canada — is providing the financial company with an opportunity to broaden its talent base by tapping into the learnings, experience and success of EY Canada’s own neurodiversity recruitment program, which launched in 2016.

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Wednesday, January 04, 2023

COP 15: Integrating nature with financial risks

Article in French only

The 196 countries member of the Convention on Biological Diversity approved, at the end of December in Montreal, about twenty objectives to stop the decline of natural species in the world. The financial sector answered the call: some 150 financial institutions managing more than $24 trillion were present at the event.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Finance invited to COP15

Article in French only

The UN Conference on Biodiversity has been in full swing for more than a week in Montreal, and it is not only environmentalists, civil servants, biologists or activists from around the world who are participating in COP15. Today, it is the turn of actors from the financial world to come and discuss their involvement in the implementation of the global biodiversity framework.

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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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