BNP Paribas

November 14, 2012 11:28 ET

BNP Paribas: "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality"

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 14, 2012) - BNP Paribas Corporate and investment Banking (CIB) announced today that it has been recognized as one of the "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" by the Human Rights Campaign. BNP Paribas earned a perfect 100% rating.

"BNP Paribas is very proud of this achievement and we are equally proud of our LGBT employees, whom we value not only for their individual accomplishments, but also for who they are as people. We deeply understand and believe that giving holistic value to our employees enriches our community and makes our Bank stronger," said Jean-Yves Fillion, Chief Executive Officer, BNP Paribas North America CIB.

BNP Paribas has worked continuously on developing inclusive policies, procedures and benefits for every employee. To have received this recognition is a testament to the bank's efforts.

As a global responsible bank, BNP Paribas is proud to see many of its clients in the Index and we hope to see the list growing in future CEI reports.

The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBT equality. A total of 889 businesses were rated in the 2013 CEI, including the entire Fortune 500.

About BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking:
BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking employs around 20,000 people in over 50 countries and services 14,000 corporate and institutional clients worldwide.

BNP Paribas CIB excels in:
Derivatives - where it is one of the leading global players in rates, credit, forex, commodity and equity derivatives
Capital markets - where it is one of the top European houses in both ECM and DCM (bond, securitization, convertibles and equity issuance)
Structured finance - where it is amongst the leaders in acquisition, export, project, energy and commodity finance globally

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas ( is one of the best rated banks in the world. The Group has a presence in more than 80 countries and more than 200,000 employees, including more than 160,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across the Europe-Mediterranean zone and boasts a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia.