Low-Carbon Transition

Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Chief Executive Officer and Director of BNP Paribas

The uniqueness of what we bring to our clients is also our ability to mobilise low-carbon transition expertise beyond banking, that we have been building over the last ten years. As a member of the Net-Zero Banking Alliance, we are determined to strengthen our climate action, in order to help our clients and our world to face the challenges of the future.

The transition towards a low carbon economy has been a priority at BNP Paribas for over a decade; evolving from sector policies on fossil fuels, scaling up renewable energy and sustainable finance product development, to more recently announcing progressive 2025 climate targets on carbon intensive sectors. As a leading bank for corporate, retail and institutional clients serving customers in 65 countries, BNP Paribas has gone beyond its commitment to being a signatory of the Net Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA), and has aligned its whole business towards transition. This encompasses developing a set of the industry’s most progressive sector policies, creating innovative solutions for clients, and scaling up a data driven approach to transition.

The recent creation of the Low-Carbon Transition Group (which will bring together over 250 experts from across the bank to support clients on targeted sustainability advisory), and the launch of NEST (internal Network of Experts in Sustainability Transitions) further demonstrates the increased momentum and resources BNP Paribas is investing in its people, strategy, and client engagement on sustainable finance.

Read more about the Low-Carbon Transition Group here.


Net emissions

Séverine Mateo
Head of the Low-Carbon Transition Group

The purpose of this group will be to systematically encourage and support transition for all our clients across key sectors of the economy while enabling people to continue to work, care for themselves, heat their homes and move around in an affordable way. This approach, far from addressing only the most ‘green’ or climate-aware businesses, is nevertheless critical to reducing the impact of all sectors that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, and to finance the business transformations and the new technologies required to power a more sustainable future.

Sustainable Future Forum

BNP Paribas hosts a series of Sustainable Future Forum (SFF) across its global hubs in the Americas, Europe and APAC, bringing together corporates and investors to discuss the challenges and opportunities of sustainability. The events highlight the Bank’s commitment and leadership on contributing towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


BNP Paribas is a long lasting partner of this international ecosystem on Sustainable Mobility, alongside of more than 250 companies.