Promote CSR in the real estate sector

Promote the knowledge and influence of CSR in the real estate sector
Our goal is to help our communities prosper by focusing on 3 key areas: health and well-being, community relations and education about our business lines.
We believe that we have the ability to make a positive contribution in these areas that correspond to our competencies and our experience.
Our contribution is reflected in investment and community development initiatives focused on the real estate sector.

Performance

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schoolchildren, students and young professionals supported (France, Germany, England, Italy)
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Winners of the 'Prix des Espoirs de l'architecture BNP Paribas Real Estate' since 2007

Approach

1. Deploy an involvement plan to promote BNP Paribas Real Estate’s active contribution to its professional networks.
2. Have BNP Paribas Real Estate’s CSR performance acknowledged by recognised appraisers within 3 years.

Participate in real estate sector focus groups

As a major real estate player, BNP Paribas Real Estate must be at the heart of market developments by sharing the thoughts of professionals in its sector abroad. We actively participate in the activities of professional associations and federations, national and international working groups, including for example the German Sustainable Building Council, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Germany), the German Society of Property Researchers and the Alliance HQE – GBC France.
We are also actively involved with the public authorities by participating in the work of the Sustainable Building Plan, including in particular:
  • the “QUALITY SIGNS” working group that we co-led.
  • the HQE France GBC association, which develops environmental assessment standards for buildings under construction, undergoing renovation and those being used;
  • the French Institute for Building Performance (IFPEB), which is working on the most appropriate means for the widespread use of sustainable buildings in compliance with technical and economic constraints;
  • CERTIVEA and CERQUAL certifiers, who develop the most appropriate procedures to certify the quality of buildings and their use.
  • The BBCA association (Low Carbon Buildings) of which we are a founding member

Best practices

Prix des espoirs de l’architecture BNP Paribas Real Estate

Combine its sponsorship actions for architecture and the young talents of tomorrow with a support action for young people.
  • Make architecture students reflect on and raise their awareness of current architectural issues, particularly in terms of sustainable development
  • Foster synergies and create bridges between the academic and professional worlds.

Construction 21

BNP Paribas Real Estate supports the Green Solutions Awards organised by the Construction 21 platform. This great initiative highlights exemplary solutions and innovations in sustainable development. The aim is to inspire the city’s construction professionals in their future building, eco-neighbourhood and infrastructure projects and thus contribute to maintaining global warming below 2°C.

Palladio Foundation

BNP Paribas Real Estate is a founding member of the Palladio Foundation, which works directly with all stakeholders who have or will have the responsibility of building the cities of tomorrow, by creating the necessary support tools for all.

CSR challenges

BNP Paribas Real Estate is a partner and member of the competition jury for companies, public authorities and institutions to promote CSR: CSR Challenges. It is a great tool to promote responsible approaches and corporate responsibility performance from communities and various organisations.

The art of real estate

BNP was one of the first signatories of the “1 immeuble, 1 œuvre” charter, signed in 2015 on the initiative of the Ministry of Culture. For any new or renovated building programme, the signatory undertakes to commission or acquire a work of art. This is a new project that was very quickly approved by Paribas Real Estate, which believes that art should be an integral part of real estate projects, thus naturally encouraging a generational mix and social openness.

Women in Architecture Awards

BNP Paribas Real Estate supports the Women in Architecture Awards. In 2016, the fifth edition of the award was organised by ARVHA with the support of BNP Paribas Real Estate, Ciments Calcia, Rockwool, Technal and Unibail Rodamco. The prize was a great success, with 170 female architects applying and submitting 768 projects.