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#1MillionHours2Help: the BNP Paribas Group volunteer programme for a more inclusive and environmentally respectful world.

The #1MillionHours2Help programme lets BNP Paribas Group employees contribute their working time to organisations campaigning for a greener, more inclusive world. 

Its goal is to collectively reach 1 million volunteer hours worldwide by 2020, the equivalent of slightly more than a half-day of paid solidarity work per employee per year. 

At BNP Paribas Personal Finance, we would like to focus volunteering on four themes important to the company that reflect a deep meaning for our profession: digital and social inclusion, financial education, young people and environmental protection.

The volunteers can carry out individual or group solidarity projects such as supporting or training young people in difficulty, participating in “Responsible Budgeting” workshops as part of our budget education programme or backing environmental protection organisations.

In the context of the Covid-19 crisis and its health, social and economic consequences, our employees’ commitment takes on a special meaning because it targets vulnerable populations. That is why we have strengthened the #1MillionHours2Help programme during this period, especially on the issues of Internet access for children whose schools are closed, budget management and access to food, care and support for isolated people.

Véronique Berthout, Head of Company Engagement for Positive Impact Business at BNP Paribas Personal Finance, participated in rolling out the project at BNP Paribas Personal Finance. She told us why it is a key contribution to the company’s commitment to society.

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