BNP Paribas Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) and ESCP Europe, in partnership with the Institute for Innovation and Competitiveness i7 and ESCP Europe Foundation, created the International Teaching and Research Chair “Financial Innovation and Transformation” on 5 June 2013, with Professor Franck Bancel as Academic Director.
Major changes in the world of finance motivate innovation and the development of increasingly responsible finance. ESCP Europe wanted to take an active part in the research on this theme of general interest. The common goal of BNP Paribas CIB and ESCP Europe is to create a reference point for research in the field of responsible innovation and transformation in the financial sectors, and provide a place to meet and exchange with teachers and students on the five ESCP Europe campuses – Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid and Turin.
Laurent Chouraki, Deputy Head, BNP Paribas CIB, said: “BNP Paribas CIB considers the question of research and training in the field of innovation and transformation of the banking economy as one of the major challenges and hopes, through this Chair, to contribute to progress in this area. This project is particularly interesting because it follows our steps towards innovation and responsible banking by promoting interactions between the business world and the academic world.”
BNP Paribas Group is the largest employer of ESCP Europe alumni (433, according to our ESCP Europe Alumni database).