Integrated Report 2020

Sponsorship initiatives

Sponsorship initiatives constitute an important aspect of the Bank’s social involvement. Our sponsorship goals are a part of the global sponsorship strategy of the BNP Paribas Group. Its pillars are to support the development of tennis and culture (especially cinema). Bank BNP Paribas sponsors numerous projects related to the development of tennis in Poland, both at the professional and amateur level. We also support film festivals, opening night events and cultural events.

The Bank is a strategic partner of the largest independent cinema festival in Central Europe. This year, due to the pandemic, the formula of the festival has been changed. The organisers of the Mastercard OFF Camera decided to show festival entries in drive-in cinemas and on the platform. The films had over 100,000 views. The movie town also moved to the Internet. The online version hosted competitions, meetings with the jury, authors and critics, as well as discussions about films and tv shows. This year, the Bank supported the „Among us, women” section. It was a tribute to female creators and female characters, who are often neglected by world cinema. Films shown in this section promoted female solidarity and community. Many of them were directed by women.

BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A. was the main sponsor of the 3rd Kraków Green Film Festival (KGFF), which took place in August 2020. It is a unique international festival of ecological films, which gathers the best productions from around the world. The goal is to educate and promote pro-ecological attitudes through film, discussions, panels and accompanying events.

More information about KGFF can be found in the Environmental Responsibility chapter.

The history of the BNP Paribas Group has always been intertwined with the history of tennis. It is a universal sport, based on the idea of fair play, and we have been supporting it for 45 years. The Group is committed to the development of tennis at all levels: professional, amateur and junior. We also support tennis competitions for players with disabilities. In addition to organising and sponsoring tennis events around the world, the Group runs an international information and community portal for tennis enthusiasts.

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Economic Events

In 2020, we supported a number of international economic events in Poland.

  • Main Partner of the 12th European Economic Congress in Katowice – the partnership included the following sessions: „Green Deal – analysis and practice”, „Banking sector”, „Building a multigenerational company”, „Employee Capital Plans in the new reality”, „Trade, geopolitics, practice” and „Food industry – the future of the sector”;
  • Partner of the Open Eyes Economy Summit congress;
  • Main partner of the “Not-Irresponsible” conference focused on responsibility in finance and business. The theme of the 2020 conference was ‘Jealousy’;
  • Partner of the 10th European Financial Congress – the Bank chaired sessions on responsible financing, climate change and innovation during the pandemic;
  • Partner of the “Eco-city” conference, where the Bank promoted its offer addressed to local managers and housing communities regarding energy transformation financing for residential buildings;
  • Partner of the Retail Banking Congress – the largest retail banking forum in Poland. Przemek Gdański, the President of the Management Board of BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A., took part in the 3rd Debate of Retail Banking Giants during the Congress;
  • Partner of Infoshare 2020, the largest technology conference in Central and Eastern Europe;
  • Gold Partner of the „New normal logistics and supply chain” conference on the future of the TSL industry, organised by the Polish-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce;
  • Partner of the „On the fast lane to digital transformation” conference, organised by the Polish-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce. The event was devoted to the information and communication technology (ICT) industry;
  • Partner of the annual ESG Reporting conference dedicated to reporting standards. The leading topics of the 5th edition were the requirements set by financing institutions in light of ESG factors as well as reporting on environmental, social and organisational governance issues.
  • Strategic Partner of the International Family Business Congress – the most important event addressed to business owners;
  • Co-host of a debate entitled „Climate for business change – the perspective of climate change and the accompanying opportunities and risks for the Polish financial market”. The debate was a part of the Corporate and Investment Banking Congress, an initiative of the European Financial Congress.

Representatives of BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A. also spoke at numerous congresses and shared their knowledge and good practices in the areas of management, finance, agribusiness, energy transformation and sustainable development.

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