Your company is convinced that it must take action
You have tools to measure negative external influences
You are investing to reduce your ecological footprint
You are thinking about changing your company model
You are discussing sustainability and co-creation with your suppliers and other partners
Aside from the moral aspect of sustainability, it is also a colossal economic challenge and an incredible lever for your company.
The World Bank estimates that 90,000 billion euros will be required to reach the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set by the UN that our bank has integrated into its strategy.
Our commitment is clear:
"Adapting is a question of survival, but also an opportunity for your company. It is an opportunity to reassess your economic model and define new avenues of growth."
We have a driving role to play in helping you to manage the risks in this rapidly evolving world and to draw profit from the investments that are open to you.
How do you go from theory to practice? It is clear that fear of the unknown and additional costs are holding many companies back. They don’t have enough time, the necessary expertise or are wary of the extra costs. This is why we are placing a dedicated team of specialists at your disposal. Before being bankers, they are first and foremost seasoned engineers in new technologies.
Are you thinking about installing solar panels on your factory roof? We could just finance the investment, but we can also analyse with you, for example, whether double glazing or a heat pump would be more worthwhile.
Our knowledge of companies and the links we have created over recent years with start-ups and universities give us the unique opportunity to build bridges between stakeholders committed to sustainable development. Our Innovation Hubs and our partnership with Co.Station in particular constitute a hotbed for talent unrivaled in Belgium. The aim of the workshops and trips organised for you is to facilitate, create contacts and provide inspiration. Discover the logbook for our Learning Expeditions to Berlin (FR – DU), Paris (FR – DU) and Oslo and contact us if you are interested by our workshop Sustainable Business Atelier.
Our bank has demonstrated its ability to develop creative products such as green bonds (FR – DU), green loans (FR – DU), sustainable loans and positive incentive loans. It's no coincidence that BNP Paribas Fortis was chosen by the Belgian State to issue its first green bonds and the World Bank entrusted to us the development of sustainable products.
In addition to these purely financial solutions, there are also various services such as leasing, the cafeteria plan or the mobility card that enable you to offer your employees concrete and flexible solutions to improve mobility.
You can't change everything by waving a magic wand, but there are a number of steps to take in between becoming aware and adopting a new business model.
The huge footprint of human activity has pushed the planet into a new geological era.
It is time to act, both as business people and citizens. Solutions already exist. Discover the example of Gregory Racelle's agricultural operations.
“Het is geweldig om te zien dat BNP Paribas Fortis competentiecentra bouwt om een beter inzicht te krijgen in de uitdagingen waarmee bedrijven die duurzame bedrijfsmodellen bouwen, in de huidige markten worden geconfronteerd. Dankzij de kritische, maar inzichtelijke inbreng van Pieter Hensen (Sustainable Business Competence Centre) gedurende de afgelopen 4 jaar hebben we een positieve dialoog kunnen voeren met BNP Paribas Fortis en onze investeringsplannen kunnen realiseren.”
“Dans le secteur de l’éolien, les projets peuvent se révéler complexes tant au niveau technique que réglementaire. J'ai pu compter sur le Sustainable Business Competence Centre de BNP Paribas Fortis : ses conseillers parlent la même langue que moi. Nous gagnons en compréhension et en temps d’analyse.”
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