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Groupe BPCE rolls out its CSR approach in line with international standards used to define frameworks for commitment based on principles related to the respect for human rights, the environment, and working conditions. The Group’s commitment in this area has been recognized by the rating agencies.

A shared commitment...

We conduct our business activities in accordance with the most demanding international standards.

Global Compact: we are committed to the GC Advanced level of the United Nations Global Compact, which defines ten principles relating to respect for human rights, labor standards, environmental protection, and the fight against corruption.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 9 priority objectives are positively impacted by the group's actions through its internal management, its corporate philanthropy activities and, above all, its financing activities (social, associative, renewable energies, agriculture, education, health, microfinance, etc.).

Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB): Groupe BPCE and Natixis have signed the Principles for Responsible Banking, and are committed to strategically aligning their activities with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. By signing the UNEP FI Principles for Responsible Banking, Groupe BPCE and Natixis joined a coalition of 132 banks worldwide, representing asset worth more than $47 trillion, and undertook to play a decisive role in contributing to a sustainable future.

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Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI): Groupe BPCE became a member, via Natixis in 2008, of PRI, a network that helps institutional investors to incorporate environmental, social, and corporate governance considerations into their investment decision-making processes. In 2020, the international network of investors ranked two group companies among the leaders in climate reporting: the Insurance activities of Groupe BPCE in the institutional investor category and Mirova, a subsidiary of Natixis Investment Managers specializing in sustainable finance, in the asset manager category.

Equator Principles: signatory since 2010, via Natixis. The aim of these principles is to take account of social and environmental risks in project financing. By adhering to the UNEP FI Principles for Responsible Banking (28 founding signatories), Natixis becomes one of the first financial institutions to formally align its strategy with the sustainable development objectives defined by the United Nations and the Paris climate agreement.

ISO 26000: wanting to make its commitment and actions even more tangible, Groupe BPCE adopted this recognized and robust international standard by rolling out external ISO 26000 assessment procedures within its different entities. It has set itself the goal of doubling the number of assessed entities by 2020.

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