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ITALY - BELGIUM

ENERGY PERFORMANCE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND SMEs

In Italy, BNL launched a Green Desk in 2014. Dedicated to financing and advising on renewable-energy production or energy-efficiency projects, it targets the industrial facilities of SMEs and the homes of individual customers.

150 projects have benefited with loans to SMEs averaging 1.5 million euros. The Green Desk received two awards – the 2014 Green Globe Banking Award and the 2014 Milano-Finanza Innovation Award.

In Belgium, the BNP Paribas Fortis Sustainable Energy Services department also offers SMEs expertise and support in order to finance infrastructure which produces renewable energy or improves the energy efficiency of facilities. In 2014, 63% of the 124 projects, representing loans of 180 million euros, were related to wind energy.

Photo : Europe - In Italy, Belgium and shortly in France, BNP Paribas has put in place teams dedicated to facilitating the financing of environmental projects.

Photo : France - Arval, a long term vehicle-leasing subsidiary, is reinforcing its commitments to responsible mobility

FRANCE

RESPONSIBLE MOBILITY

In 2014, Arval, a specialist in long-term vehicle leasing, launched a tool to optimise the management of companies’ fleets. The aims: lower maintenance costs, reduced fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions. Arval also offers training programmes that focus on safer and more fuel-efficient driving.