By supporting various events, which most often take the form of exhibitions of images, BNP Paribas demonstrates its commitment to a number of fundamental values such as economic inclusion, sharing of knowledge, respect for diversity and solidarity. These events are designed to reach as wide an audience as possible and are therefore organised as touring exhibitions.
The exhibition "Les Audacieux"
The exhibition “Les Audacieux” (“The Daring”) invites us to discover the stories of 36 micro-entrepreneurs supported by the ADIE through a photo, sound and video exhibition by Alex Majoli and Jonas Bendiksen of Magnum Photos.
What all these micro-entrepreneurs have in common, beyond the diversity of their career paths, is that they have all received support or microcredit from the Adie to start up and develop their business.
The Adie - French Association for the Right to Economic Initiative - is a non-profit association that has pioneered microcredit in France, enabling people who do not have access to traditional bank loans to set up their own business.
In this exhibition, photos by Alex Majoli, on show in 62 light boxes positioned at eye level in the public area, reveal the proud, enthusiastic faces of 36 micro-entrepreneurs from all over France.
“7 billion Others”, Portraits of People from Around the World
BNP Paribas has supported the video project by Yann Arthus-Bertrand since it was first launched in 2003, when there were an estimated 6 billion people on the Earth.
The Group has worked to share this project with as many people as possible by organising large exhibitions in over a dozen countries including France, Belgium, China, Brazil, Italy and others.
A total of 6,000 interviews have been conducted and recorded by more than fifteen reporters in 84 countries. “7 billion Others” is a snapshot of humanity, the aim of which is to get to know each other better and accept our differences... because in the “Other” we can always find something of ourselves.
Women Changing India : Exhibition Dedicated to Women who are Changing the Face of India Every Day
2010 marked the 150th anniversary of BNP Paribas’ presence in India. For this occasion, the Group decided, in collaboration with Magnum Photos and publishing house Zubaan, to commission six talented photographers to put together an exhibition dedicated to women and their role in the country’s society and economy.
Entitled “Women changing India”, the exhibition has toured in India (Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kochi and Calcutta) and in Europe (Milan, London, Brussels and Paris).