The bank for a changing world.
BNP Paribas’ mission is to contribute to responsible and sustainable economy by financing and advising clients according to the highest ethical standards.
About BNP Paribas
With strong roots anchored in Europe’s banking history, BNP Paribas supports its clients and employees in today’s changing world and has positioned itself as a leading bank in the Eurozone and a prominent international banking institution. BNP Paribas organizes its businesses into two main fields of activity: Retail Banking & Services (RBS) and Corporate Institutional Banking (CIB). Its integrated business model is based on cooperation among the Group’s businesses and diversification of risks. This model provides the Group with the necessary stability to adapt to change and to offer clients innovative solutions.
History: Two centuries of banking
The story of BNP Paribas dates back to the 19th century, when the banks that would eventually form the Group first opened and expanded. Fueled by Europe’s extraordinary industrial growth, the banks were able to set aside enough savings to finance crucial economic development. From its early beginnings to the present day, the Group’s evolution offers an opportunity to explore two centuries of banking history, in addition to that of Europe and the world as a whole.
“Since 1822, history has made us a key player and a witness of transformations taking place in society and economy in Europe and around the world. We invite you to share in our story and explore our archives to learn more about our constantly changing world.” – Jean Lemierre, Chairman of BNP Paribas