BPCE - 2019 Universal Registration Document



In 2019, patronage activities by the Banque Populaire network represented nearly €14.7 million.

The Corporate Foundation’s prizewinners reflect the Banques Populaires’ cooperative and societal engagement by embodying their values of solidarity, enterprise and innovation. The Corporate Foundation promotes the qualities of high standards, determination, and pushing oneself to the limits and shows that there are different types of success, which are available to all. In 2019, the Banque Populaire Corporate Foundation supported 33 winning candidates in music, 36 disabled prizewinners and 25 winners in the artists category. Local patronage and partnerships at the Caisses d’Epargne A commitment to philanthropic activity lies at the heart of the history, identity and values of the Caisses d’Epargne. The Caisses d’Epargne are among the leading patrons in France. In 2019, patronage activities totaled €31.6 million and 1,135 predominantly solidarity-based local projects were financed. Each Caisse d’Epargne has its own philanthropic strategy based on local needs. To implement this strategy, the Caisses d’Epargne can either operate directly or via dedicated regional structures. The Caisses d’Epargne share a commitment to following a structured and local approach, focusing on initiatives that have a significant social impact. A network of 15 philanthropy managers builds a common approach through the sharing of tools and best practices. The Caisses d’Epargne and their federation worked with Le Rameau (an advisory and research laboratory) to complete an in-depth analysis of alliances between companies and non-profits with the goal of developing innovative solutions In addition to initiatives decided upon regionally, the Caisses d’Epargne also support the Caisse d’Epargne network endowment fund and the Fondation Belem. The Caisse d’Epargne network endowment fund promotes and supports public interest initiatives that aim to: eliminate exclusion and financial hardship, in particular banking • and financial exclusion; support humanitarian programs; • fund local solidarity projects, such as the Cap’Jeunes program • organized by France Active, as a complement to the Caisses d’Epargne’s initiatives. This project provides funding and support to help disadvantaged young people create a business. Since the launch of this partnership in 2016, nearly €278,500 have been awarded to the Cap’Jeunes program, benefiting 103 young entrepreneurs. The Caisse d’Epargne network endowment fund also supports Finances & Pédagogie (www.finances-pedagogie.fr). It organizes educational programs on money matters across the country. The goals of the Fondation Belem (www.fondationbelem.com), recognized as an institution operating in the public interest, are to: promote France’s maritime history; • keep the last-remaining major 19th-century sail ship, which • has been listed as an historical monument since 1984, among the nation’s cultural assets. The Caisses d’Epargne also support athletics (basketball, handball and skiing: espritbasket.fr, esprithandball.fr and espritglisse.fr) through patronage and sponsorship activities. to local requirements. National foundations


Promoting the social and solidarity-based economy, CSR and solidarity-based finance 6 %

Support for business creation 10 % Inclusion,

Healthcare 3 %

International solidarity 1 % Environment 2 %

employment and solidarity 13 %

Amateur or solidarity sport 3 %

Education and research 14 %

Culture and heritage 48 %

National partnerships In line with the Banque Populaire network’s local initiatives, the FNBP maintains a patronage and partnership policy to increase the Banques Populaires’ impact on society by promoting the cooperative model, education, entrepreneurship and professional inclusion. In 2012, the FNBP created an endowment fund to finance projects eligible for patronage. Adie and Entreprendre pour Apprendre are two longstanding partners. Since 2017, the foundation has financed research projects on the cooperative banking model in partnership with the Burgundy School of Business (addressing the challenges of providing local services in the future). In 2019, it stepped up its support for research by signing a three-year partnership with the Lyon 3 University Cooperation Academic Chair (survey of what makes cooperatives different) and the Paris Sud/Saclay University Chair on Intangibles (to produce a regional innovation index). It is also a partner of the annual thesis contest organized by Institut Universitaire Varenne (an association that promotes the sharing of knowledge) in the “Private law on economic activities and financial cooperatives” category. The FNBP federation is a member of Finances & Pédagogie. Banque Populaire Corporate Foundation The Banque Populaire Corporate Foundation has been the patronage vehicle of the 14 Banques Populaires since 1992. It supports talented individuals with a project in the following areas: classical music; • disability; • arts and crafts. • The Banque Populaire Corporate Foundation provides funding and support over the long term. The experts who form the jury, former prizewinners, and the Foundation team together form a valuable network for sharing experiences and offering advice.




Made with FlippingBook - professional solution for displaying marketing and sales documents online