BNP Paribas

Net Zero’s headline partner

BNP Paribas is one of the world’s pre-eminent banking groups, and Tech Nation is lucky enough to have them as our headline partner for our Net Zero programme. Headquartered in Europe, they are active globally and have a major presence in the UK and are a world leader in sustainable finance.

Why BNP Paribas is our ideal partner

BNP Paribas UK is supporting Net Zero as a part of their wider mission to contribute to a responsible and sustainable economy, providing clients financing and advisory services according to the highest ethical standards and in line with the UN SDGs. They offer secure and innovative financial solutions to individuals, corporates and institutions, including support for the energy transition and cleantech startups, while striving to address the big challenges of today. And there are no bigger challenges today than the environment, local development and social inclusion. They are the bank for a changing world.

Supporting Net Zero in the UK requires collective mobilisation, and clean tech solutions are a vital part of accelerating the energy transition. As a bank supporting the transition to a low carbon economy, we have a responsibility to connect our ecosystem of clients and the innovative start-ups at the forefront of developing technologies that tackle environmental challenges. This partnership with Tech Nation highlights the power of coalitions that is essential to scaling up climate action and creating a fairer, greener and more resilient world”.

Anne Marie Verstraeten, UK Country Head, BNP Paribas

€180bnof corporate financing contributing to the energy transition and to sectors considered as contributing directly to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals in 2019.
15.9bnin funding allocated by the BNP Paribas Group to the renewable energy sector in 2019. BNP Paribas is committed to raising this figure to €18 billion by 2021.
€18millSince 2010, the BNP Paribas Foundation has financed the Climate & Biodiversity Initiative and provided €18 million for 27 research projects.


  • Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2020: Best Bank for Corporate Responsibility, Western Europe
  • Environmental Finance Bond Awards 2020: Lead Manager of the Year for Corporate Green Bonds
  • The Banker Investment Banking Awards 2019: Most Innovative Investment Bank for Climate Change & Sustainability
  • Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2018: World’s Best Bank for Sustainable Finance