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Crédit Agricole CIB specialises in the businesses of capital markets and investment and corporate banking.

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Serving the society

Crédit Agricole CIB supports promising projects for the future that encourage artistic creation, the discovery of world cultures and the transmission of cultural heritage. The Bank also concluded innovative partnerships with the research community at a very early stage. These partnerships are proof of Crédit Agricole CIB's significant commitment to sustainable development and the search for innovative solutions with a direct link to finance.


Cultural Patronage

In addition to its financing and investment activities, Crédit Agricole CIB supports promising projects for the future that encourage artistic creation, the discovery of world cultures and the transmission of cultural heritage.
 
In Paris
In 2009, Crédit Agricole CIB has chosen to become a patron of two lighthouses institutions of Parisian cultural life.
  • The Théâtre du Châtelet
    Each year Crédit Agricole CIB chooses to be associated with a specific production. For its first year the partnership sponsored Vincenzo Bellini's opera Norma. For 2011, Gioacchino Rossini's Barber of Seville was chosen, for 2012, the musical West Side Story and for 2013, My Fair Lady. In 2014, the Bank supported the global creation of the musical An American in Paris, an adaptation of the major Hollywood classic. In 2015, Crédit Agricole CIB supports the legendary musical Singin’in the Rain, produced by Robert Carsen who has already shown one of his musical at the Théâtre du Châtelet with My Fair Lady.

    The commitment of Crédit Agricole CIB to the Théâtre du Châtelet is part of its wish to pursue a daring and innovative policy combining originality, creativity and notoriety. 
  • Musée du quai Branly
    Standing at the crossroads of civilisations, the musée du quai Branly invites visitors to an experience of discovery and delight. Crédit Agricole CIB is happy to partner with this ambassador for the arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas.

    The Bank supported five exhibitions:  the photography biennial "PHOTOQUAI" in 2009, the "Other Masters of India" exhibition in 2010, "SAMURAI, Armor of the warrior" in 2011, "Charles Ratton, the invention of "Primitive" art" in 2013 and "Plains Indians" in 2014.

    Crédit Agricole CIB also sponsors the "Photoquai’s Residencies", a programme which supports contemporary photographic art.

    In 2014, the Bank supported the Accessibility Week organised by the musée du quai Branly to make culture accessible to all. The week of activities and events, open to everyone and free of charge, comes under the banner of diversity and equality, inclusion and sharing amongst all audiences. 
     
In London
Crédit Agricole CIB is encouraging cultural transmission by supporting two London cultural institutions since 2013.
  • Royal Academy of Arts
    The Bank supports this 18th century institution, a Mecca for exhibitions that also welcomes artists in residence. 
  • Barbican
    This young British institution is the largest centre of live entertainment in Europe.
In New York
For some thirty years, Crédit Agricole CIB has been supporting New York’s major cultural institutions. 
  • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
    The Bank supports the aim of the MoMA: offering the best of modern and contemporary art to a wide audience. 
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)
    The MET is one of the largest museums in the world and presents 10 000 years of history through paintings, sculptures and objects from the five continents. 
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts 
    This major cultural centre in the area of the performing arts brings together a dozen or so arts companies.


Education and Research

Crédit Agricole CIB fosters the generation of knowledge and dialogue between the worlds of academia and business. The Bank supports research and innovation through the Finance and Sustainable Development Chair at Paris-Dauphine University
 
The Finance and Sustainable Development Chair was created in 2006 by Crédit Agricole CIB in partnership with the University of Paris-Dauphine and EDF. Its purpose is to contribute to developing the knowledge and methods needed to assess, quantify and manage these risks. Its resources include the crossing of quantitative finance with various areas of the economy, in particular environmental economics and the economics of energy commodities. The Chair is part of Crédit Agricole CIB’s determined effort to create a balance combining the economy, the environment and social challenges.
 
Under the aegis of the Institut Europlace de Finance, the Chair aims at bringing together leading international specialists in mathematics and quantitative finance on the one hand and those in sustainable development and the environment on the other.
 
One of the research areas taken up in partnership with Crédit Agricole CIB since 2010 concerns the quantification of CO2 emissions related to a bank's activity as a result of the financing it provides to its clients. This pioneering work focused initially on defining a methodological framework, which gave rise to a system that has been in operation since 2012 and which establishes different magnitudes of carbon imprint. 
 
Using this tool, Crédit Agricole CIB created the first map of greenhouse gas emissions associated with the economic activities that a bank finances. Through this work the Bank was able to highlight the emissions for each of its industrial macro-sectors and, in the context of its financing policy, to apply this information to its sector-based policies.
 
Research and training in these areas is a key preoccupation of Crédit Agricole CIB. Given the stakes involved and the vast scope of this subject, the Bank teamed up with the Paris Dauphine University in 2013 to create a Research Initiative specifically related to the quantification of CO2 emissions attributable to the financial sector: "Financing and externalities: methodology for quantifying CO2 emissions". New partners from the academic, industrial or financial spheres now have the opportunity to get involved in this initiative and contribute to the dissemination and enhancement of this work. 



Théâtre du Châtelet

Musée du quai Branly



« Today the Théâtre du Châtelet gathers a large audience of almost 300,000 spectators each season thanks to its varied and requiring proper shows. Crédit Agricole CIB is a passionate and faithful partner helping us to ensure an ambitious artistic policy. »


Jean-Luc Choplin, Chief Executive Officer of the Théâtre du Châtelet