A pact with nearly one hundred high-level athletes
Groupe BPCE has set up a major support system for athletes as they prepare themselves for their competitions but the Group also helps them to pursue their individual professional projects with the backing, in particular, of the Fondation pour le Pacte de performance (or ‘Performance Pact Foundation’).
Thanks to the firm commitment of the Banques Populaires, Caisses d'Epargne, Natixis and Banque Palatine, nearly one hundred athletes and para-athletes coming from all parts of mainland France and French overseas territories will benefit from this program through sponsorship, training and retraining operations. This will help them to prepare more effectively for the forthcoming sporting events and, notably, the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In addition to this scheme, Groupe BPCE supports the École Diagonale (‘Diagonal School’) initiative, a program preparing young athletes for entry into establishments of higher education when they want to pursue studying science or economics at an advanced level while simultaneously continuing their high-level sports training. Under the aegis of this scheme, five athletes will receive financial support during their three-year preparation period, with part of their training at this school devoted every year to getting them ready for the competitive entrance exams to top-ranking engineering and business schools.