BNP Paribas' UK arm today said it will direct a further £500,000 to supporting disadvantaged, vulnerable and isolated people impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic in the UK. This is in addition to £500, 000 committed last week to London’s Imperial Health Charity and brings the total amount of donations by the BNP Paribas group to over $55 million worldwide.
The bank will launch a number of initiatives across communities in the UK in which the bank operates. The initiatives which are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, include:
- SDG 1 No Poverty, SDG 2 Zero Hunger and SDG 17 Partnerships
Supporting foodbanks, community and homeless shelters as well as existing charity partners
- SDG 3 Good Health & Wellbeing
Supporting responses to vital mental health and well-being programs
- SDG 4 Quality Education and SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities
Supporting families, young children and adults with vital care and digital tools for home based learning
The bank is also matching employee donations to these relief efforts. Employees have an opportunity to contribute through the BNP Paribas Rescue and Recover Fund, supporting Care International.
BNP Paribas UK Country Head, Anne Marie Verstraeten said:
"In less than a month, daily life for so many people has changed significantly. Working together we are indeed stronger and our hope is that we can help contribute relief, support and comfort to some of those people who are most in need in our local communities.”