At the end of 2016, the state of Connecticut launched its first Social Impact Bond. This innovative financial tool is promoted by Social Finance, a not-for-profit organization connecting different types of actors.

Digital transformation will impact all industries, all sectors, all over the world. But is also a source of opportunities, including new services, digital services. For OVH, a cloud computing specialist, there is no limit - except our imagination.

How Ryanair has put digital at the heart of its growth ambitions.

Global cosmetics pioneer Yves Rocher is at the forefront of developing and producing products that have a close relationship with nature. In this changing world, Yves Rocher evidences how sustainability is a source of creativity, innovation and transformation.

Cybercriminals are increasing the scale and sophistication of their attacks on companies, employing a combination of electronic and social engineering techniques to break through firms' cyber-defences.

In 2006, a group of investors set out six principles for responsible investment, which means incorporating Environmental, Social and corporate Governance (ESG) issues in all their decisions. By taking into account how companies interact with all their stakeholders and their environment, these investors started building a more sustainable financial system.

Why sound investing means incorporating ESG criteria into decision-making

Economic theory traditionally suggests that interest rates are a core lever in determining corporate investment. Instead, a set of three interconnected indirect drivers are at play, which investors must grasp if they are to understand what determines the level of corporate investment and indirectly the capacity of companies to generate attractive long-term returns going forward.

The launch by the World Bank of the first equity-linked bond to explicitly support the Sustainable Development Goals reveals a new value chain that is redefining the role of capital markets in promoting sustainable development.

According to a recent report by BNP Paribas, SAP, PwC and the European Association of Corporate Treasurers, continued innovation, anytime anywhere treasury, and cybercrime and fraud are changing the present and future corporate treasury landscape.

Heightened margin requirements for cleared and uncleared OTC derivatives pose a challenge for legitimate hedging activities - leading to financial institutions exploring alternative hedging models

Finnish forest industry company UPM and BNP Paribas' shared commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility has benefited both firms.

BNP Paribas was proud to host its first International Women's Week (#IWW2017 ) in March of this year.
BNP Paribas was proud to host its first International Women's Week (#IWW2017 ) in March of this year.
Amongst the commonly cited motivations for digital transformation, improving the customer experience has the highest unrealized potential.
Amongst the commonly cited motivations for digital transformation, improving the customer experience has the highest unrealized potential.
Asia's hunger for outbound mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is hitting new highs in 2016, surpassing the record level set in 2015 in only the first eight months of this year, with the continent's powerhouse China driving the expansion.
Asia's hunger for outbound mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is hitting new highs in 2016, surpassing the record level set in 2015 in only the first eight months of this year, with the continent's powerhouse China driving the expansion.
LCH, a leading global clearing house, has announced that its first European buy-side client is now live on CDSClear. Amundi is now clearing credit default swaps (CDS) at CDSClear via its clearing broker BNP Paribas.
LCH, a leading global clearing house, has announced that its first European buy-side client is now live on CDSClear. Amundi is now clearing credit default swaps (CDS) at CDSClear via its clearing broker BNP Paribas.

BNP Paribas Group Chief Economist William De Vijlder discusses the latest market drivers.

Long driven by venture capital (VC), the rapid growth of the digital sector is now seeing a new kid on the block: the corporate. Old economy "bricks and mortar" firms are increasingly eager to harness the opportunities presented by the new economy and have started to enter the digital technology bazaar.

Emerging guidelines for financial institutions on digital technology and innovation

Alec Ross, author of New York Times Bestseller, The Industries of the Future, spoke at the BNP Paribas High Yield and Leveraged Finance Conference 2017 on the innovations set to shape our lives in the near future.

Building on the strengths of its integrated business model, BNP Paribas will invest €3bn in an ambitious plan to accelerate the digital transformation of the bank, andserve the evolving needs of clients.

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