Serving the society
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 2009, Crédit Agricole CIB has chosen to become a patron of two lighthouses institutions of Parisian cultural life.
- 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 supported the legendary musical Singin’in the Rain, produced by Robert Carsen who had already shown one of his musical at the Théâtre du Châtelet with My Fair Lady. Finally, in 2016 the musical “42nd Street” (adapted from David Merrick’s original production on Broadway) was staged.
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 - Jacques Chirac
Standing at the crossroads of civilisations, the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac 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 "Other Masters of India" exhibition in 2010, "SAMURAI, Armor of the warrior" in 2011, "Charles Ratton, the invention of "Primitive" art" in 2013, "Plains Indians" in 2014 and "Primitive Picasso" in 2017.
Crédit Agricole CIB also sponsored 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 - Jacques Chirac 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. Crédit Agricole CIB is also taking part in infrastructure financing, with for instance the renovation in 2016 of the tactile strips installed in the museum’s garden for the visually impaired, to make its access easier for the entire public.
- Les Arts Florissants
Founded in 1979 by the Franco-American conductor William Christie, Les Arts Florissants has become one of the most acclaimed baroque music ensembles in the world.
Each year Les Arts Florissants offers a programme of more than 100 concerts in many different forms, often inventive and close to the public, and in prestigious concert halls all over the world such as the Philharmonie de Paris, the Château de Versailles, the Barbican Centre or the Vienna Opera House… to offer younger generations a chance to discover ancient music.
Les Arts Florissants takes part in training and launching the careers of young artists, thanks to a series of internationally renowned programmes.
Crédit Agricole CIB is proud to support this institution in its international development, in the training of its young talents and in transmitting its passion for baroque music to younger generations.
- The "Jeune Orchestre de l'Abbaye aux Dames"
Cité musicale (musical city) in Saintes, l’Abbaye aux Dames welcomes the training of the ‘Jeune Orchestre de l'Abbaye’ - previously “Jeune Orchestre Atlantique” (JOA).
The JOA offers a professional training programme that is unique in Europe. It allows young musicians who are finishing their studies or starting their professional lives to play the baroque and classical repertoires on period instruments. It is designed both for training and for professional integration.
The musicians are surrounded by prestigious conductors and are offered international development opportunities.
Crédit Agricole CIB is encouraging cultural transmission by supporting two London cultural institutions since 2013.
This young British institution is the largest centre of live entertainment in Europe.
- Royal Academy of Arts
The Bank supports this institution which gathers one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world.
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.
Green Bond Principles Created to Help Issuers and Investors Deploy Capital for Green Projects
A Governance for the Green Bond Principles
Crédit Agricole CIB confirms its commitment to the fight against climate change
Crédit Agricole CIB, HSBC and Rabobank propose an appendix to the Green Bond Principles for social bonds and sustainability bonds
Crédit Agricole CIB announces it has reached the four goals set in 2014 and has made new commitments in the fight against climate change
Catalytic Finance Initiative Brings Together Banks and Investors, Directs $8 Billion in Capital for High-Impact Sustainable Projects
Crédit Agricole stops financing new coal-fired power plant projects