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Facilitating professional inclusion and encouraging entrepreneurship

Promoting professional integration and job creation, encouraging social integration projects and community-based actions in the heart of underprivileged neighbourhoods, supporting the integration of refugees, and helping people in highly precarious situations are all ways of combatting various forms of exclusion. For 30 years, the BNP Paribas Foundation has supported associations working to support professional inclusion.

Last update: 19 July 2024

Microcredits with Adie

The BNP Paribas Foundation has become a key and long-standing partner of Adie (Association for the right to Economic Initiative) supporting it since its founding in 1993.

Based on the idea that anyone can become an entrepreneur, Adie assists individuals in creating and expanding their businesses, regardless of their resources and diplomas.

Get started in business? Yes, you can!

In 2023, the Foundation contributed to Adie’s development by providing direct support to the activities of 17 of its branches located in priority neighbourhoods throughout France, including the opening of a new Adie branch in the city of Metz.

BNP Paribas‘ support to Adie since 1993:

€192 M

in cumulative financing granted by the Bank

€15 M

in donations from the BNP Paribas Foundation


micro-entrepreneurs supported


microcredits granted

The Foundation thus supports the following associations facilitating professional inclusion and entrepreneurship:

Projet Banlieues

In 2023, 20% of the entrepreneurs – or 5,000 persons – supported and financed by Adie were based in an underprivileged neighbourhood. This is the result of the community-based approach via the neighbourhood branch offices supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation through the Projet Banlieues programme.

Projet Banlieues

This programme supports French local associations whose impactful actions prevent different forms of exclusion, in underprivileged neighbourhoods identified as priorities in urban planning.

Since 2006, the Foundation has supported 1,200 associations and 1,200,000 beneficiaries.

The Refugee Programme

Refugee Programme

This programme promotes the integration into working life of refugee women and men, and helps them learn the language of their host country.

Since 2015, the BNP Paribas Group and the Foundation have supported 30 associations in about a dozen European countries.

Helping women victims of all types of violences rebuild their lives