Operating under the aegis of the Fondation de France and a member of the Centre Français des Fondations (the French Foundation Centre), the BNP Paribas Foundation strives to preserve and share the knowledge of the wealth of our museums, and to encourage artists and performers in disciplines that receive limited support through corporate patronage. It funds research programmes in high-tech sectors (medical and environmental research) and also supports education and solidarity projects.
Created in 1984, the BNP Paribas Foundation is the referent body with respect to corporate philanthropy within the Group. Working in close collaboration with all of its networks, it supports each of these partners over the long term. The programmes that it develops are implemented in France and rolled out internationally.
The team is made up of 10 individuals in charge of identifying and monitoring projects and for coordinating and evaluating the programmes.
The Executive Committee of the BNP Paribas Foundation ensures its good governance.
It is composed of:
- A “founders college” made up of representatives of BNP Paribas’ various Core Businesses and Business Lines, presided over by Michel Pébereau.
- A board of qualified individuals, including representatives from civil society:
Former Deputy Director in charge of French actions for Handicap International. An expert in issues regarding disabilities, aging and dependency
University Professor, former Director of the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris, member of various committees and boards regarding museums
Head of French Maison de la Danse from 1980 until 2011. Founder and artistic director of Biennale de la Danse, one of the most renowned dance festivals throughout the world. Now focusing on cultural exchanges between Brazil and Europe
Geologist, former director in the office of Valérie Pécresse in the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, he is Vice President of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale of Lausanne