What we build today shapes our world tomorrow
We understand the importance of aesthetics to the living environment and workplace, and as such we are involved in the promotion of architecture through a number of sponsorships :
- Pavillon de l’Arsenal (architecture museum and exhibitions),
- the Académie d’Architecture (the learned society to promote architecture),
- the Ile-de-France Maison d’Architecture (promotion, exhibitions, events), etc.
In 2008, we set up the «BNP Paribas Real Estate prize for young architects». Intended for young graduates from Architectural Schools in France, it annually rewards students for their work and deliberations on the influence lifestyles and sustainability have on architecture.
Involvement in community life
In Italy BNP Paribas REIM and Perugia council (Umbria) broadcast, on one of the largest development sites in Italy, six films on the subject of "Restate Insieme " (Living together). BNP Paribas Real Estate is managing the building of 65,000 sq m of accommodation, student halls, retail outlets, offices and hotels on this site for the UMBRIA fund. From July to September 2011, the site played host, free of charge, to 1,500 spectators in deckchairs. The site became a neighbourhood meeting point and one of the busiest places in the town during the summer.
Commitment to Leukaemia and Lymphoma research
In October 2011, 16 employees from BNP Paribas Real Estate UK cycled over 480 kilometers. They started at Issy-Les-Moulineaux and finishing at Aldermanbury Square in London to raise over 12,000 € for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, a charity dedicated to research into blood cancers.
BNP Paribas Real Estate UK has been supporting LLR since 2009, and so far it has raised over 120,000 € purely through the generosity and innovation of its employees.
Reducing pollution in towns and cities
The programme “Companies for eMilan” provides charge spots across the metropolitan area used to refill electric vehicles on each building developed by BNP Paribas Real Estate.
The aim of the programme is to reduce pollution within the Milan area, allowing the employees to continue to move freely within the city centre (to which access will be restricted for conventional vehicles in the near future), using special bus and taxi lanes with their electric cars.
All in all, these companies employ more than 2,100 associates in the greater Milan area.
Focus on health and solidarity
Since 2010 BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisory Netherlands organizes and participates in the yearly Dutch 'Real Estate Regatta'. With this regatta they have collected €35.000 in the past two years for the diabetes foundation 'Stichting Diabetes Onderzoek Nederland'. This year BNP Paribas Real Estate Netherlands will organize the regatta again to collect and donate more money to ´Stichting Diabetes Onderzoek Nederland´ and the ´Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution´.