Case Studies

BNP Paribas

Driving bold innovation and inclusive leadership

Over the past two years, BNP Paribas has partnered with Common Purpose in Asia-Pacific to develop leaders at various levels to be able to cross boundaries and drive bold innovations. As the bank marches towards its 2020 ambitions, it has made innovation, diversity and inclusion a strong priority.

Over the course of two years, we worked with leaders at BNP Paribas to deliver a series of experiential customized programmes that help achieve the organization’s goals. Over 150 people participated in workshops and immersions in which they

  • explored models of innovative leadership in different cultural contexts
  • engaged with leaders from different organizations to understand their purpose and the impact they have on their organizations
  • moved beyond just an awareness of Diversity and Inclusion to practical action by developing their Cultural Intelligence.

“The need to culturally transform and prepare our employees is critical for connectivity and innovation in this journey. The learning on Cultural Intelligence and the benefits of collaborations are absolutely invaluable in building our bank for the future. We believe this programme has opened new avenues in the minds of our people to be able to rethink both the present and the future.”
Angelo Pinto, Regional Head of Learning & Development, Head of APAC Campus BNP Paribas

Some of the feedback from participants:

“There were very good opportunities to hear voices from powerful leaders. All of them have passion and vision. I can reconfirm it’s necessary to lead the organization and to make changes and innovation.”

“I think this programme marks a good starting point for certain new ideas as well as to reinforce existing ideas whereby action needs to be taken.”

“This programme gave us practical insight into the changing dynamics and we understood the meaning of innovation and disruption; I can immediately implement the mind-set into my workplace.”

“The broad thought process about the rapidly changing market landscape will surely help us in a relevant manner. Listening to the elite speakers, it did add a lot of value to our understanding.”