BNP Paribas announces global Diversity and Inclusion Week events
Global banking leader BNP Paribas has announced the launch of its annual Diversity and Inclusion Week, which will see events at its offices across the globe.
BNP Paribas today announced the launch of Diversity and Inclusion Week, commencing 3 November 2014.
This will be the third year the events have taken place, this year Diversity and Inclusion week will take place in BNP Paribas offices globally in London, New York, Brussels, Paris, Sydney and across Asia Pacific. In addition there will be over 50 events across 10 local offices in the UK.
Diversity and Inclusion Week underscores the importance of diversity and inclusion as a key element of BNP Paribas’ Corporate Social Responsibility strategy.
The week aims to inspire and educate people through speaker series, events and panel discussions. Some of the speakers in the UK will include:
The Baroness Scotland of Asthal
Lord Chris Smith
Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf
Rt. Hon David Blunkett MP
Colin Jackson CBE
Terry Waite CBE
Nicky Moffat CBE
Kate Nash OBE
John Barnes MBE
Ludovic de Montille, UK Chairman, BNP Paribas Group said: “At BNP Paribas we recognise the importance of promoting diversity and inclusion, and the benefits that an inclusive workplace can bring to our clients and ourselves.”
Vinay Kapoor, UK Head of Diversity and Inclusion at BNP Paribas said: “Diversity and Inclusion is core to our culture. In celebrating the different backgrounds and perspectives of our employees we hope to engage and inspire everyone to bring more of what makes them unique to the work place.
“This in turn helps us promote and maintain an inclusive workplace for the benefit of our employees, the communities we operate in and our clients alike. We strive to promote and maintain a diverse, inclusive and stimulating work environment where employees are treated with dignity and respect, valued for their differences in thought, background, experience, perspectives and are empowered to succeed.”
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