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• a partner in society / community initiatives promoting integration and solidarity

A long-standing partner of the Institut d’Études

Politiques de Lille, in 2006 BNP Paribas reinforced

its support of the region through a

mentoring programme for young people from

priority education zones. The assistance offered

by the Bank under this multi-faceted programme

includes reimbursing transport costs

for students from these areas taking their oral

examination for admittance into the IEP Paris,

offering work placements for students who

show a genuine interest in the banking or financial

services sector, giving detailed presenta-

BNP Paribas one of 40 major companies

promoting equal opportunities

tions of its businesses, organising conferences

and visits to regional trading rooms, and taking

part in cultural or sports events sponsored by

the Group or its Foundation. These efforts carry

through the Bank’s determination to improve the

career prospects of young people from innercity

areas.

Since 2000, BNP Paribas has sponsored the

Fête le mur tennis outreach association created

and led by Yannick Noah. In 2006 the

Bank renewed this relationship for a further four

years, and took part in the events organised

Closer ties between the business world and the academic authorities are recognised as essential

in combating discrimination. At the close of 2006, BNP Paribas signed an equal opportunities

charter with the French national education authorities, which aims to address the major difficulties

encountered by underprivileged youths in the fields of education, career advice and professional

integration by promoting corporate initiatives launched in partnership with these authorities. By

signing the charter, BNP Paribas affirms its commitment to equal opportunities and undertakes

to:

• provide tutoring, mentoring and financial and educational support to help young students from

disadvantaged or rural backgrounds succeed in their studies;

• raise awareness and promote a better understanding of the professions and of the business world in

general among pupils, students and teachers;

• recruit young graduates from under-served communities.

For their part, the national education authorities undertake to promote all actions and initiatives

in this area. Information and awareness-raising efforts will be deployed nationwide, as well as at

academic and local levels among pupils, students, teachers and heads of educational establishments.

to celebrate the association’s 10th birthday,

including the national tennis tournament held at

Roland-Garros in June. As well as contributing

financially towards sites in 20 French towns, the

Group allows voluntary workers from the association

to attend its internal IT training courses.

A wealth of educational initiatives were also

launched in countries further afield, including

Morocco, Guinea and Bahrain.

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