Promoting equal opportunities and inclusion for all
commitment represents the
driving force and originality
behind the L Ascenseur
ith regard to equal opportunities, building a coa- lition with and between associations, as well as with the public and private sectors, is absolute- ly essential. This statement by Jean-Laurent
Bonnafé, Director and Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas, illustrates the Group s overall approach to solidarity initiatives.
In close partnership with grassroots associations, BNP Paribas is mobilising its resources and its employees in the fight against all forms of discrimination and exclusion, to offer everyone, regardless of their background or origins, the same opportunities for professional and social integration.
L Ascenseur, a collective force to counteract social determinism
Thanks to financial support and the skills-based sponsorship programme of the BNP Paribas Group, a renovated building of 2,300 m2 near the Place de la Bastille in Paris, and named L Ascenseur, was inaugurated in June 2019. Behind these walls, 20 associations involved in social and collaborative economy, work with under 30-year-olds, who have been subject to discrimination because of their social, cultural, or ethnic origins, or have come up against specific obstacles in their careers. The aim is to provide support in developing their full potential through education, culture, sport, employment or community involvement. A true breeding ground for collaboration and innovative solutions!
25CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY 2019 ACTIVITY REPORT