Solidarity and cultural patronage
Crédit Agricole CIB has built an active and comprehensive corporate patronage policy based on strong themes in line with the Crédit Agricole Group’s social project and regional roots. True to its values of solidarity and closeness, the Crédit Agricole Group has historically paid particular attention to initiatives that improve education, public health and the access to culture in France and abroad.
Being useful to societySolidarity Patronage
For 10 years now, Crédit Agricole CIB has supported various causes through its “Solidaires By Crédit Agricole CIB” programme, via:
- Les Coups de Pouce Solidaires, projects created by organisations, led by employees and financially supported by the Bank, in the fields of solidarity and social integration, the environment, education, health and culture, in France and abroad.
- Solidarity events such as the Financial Community Telethon, toy, clothing and food collections, and the preparation of meals for the homeless, involving employees. At the end of 2022, “Solidarity Week” brought together several solidarity events organised by Crédit Agricole CIB entities in France and abroad.
- Payroll giving, whereby employees have the opportunity to make a monthly donation, 100% matched by Crédit Agricole CIB, to one of these organisations: Hôpital Necker-Enfants malades, Institut Curie, Entourage, Cartable Fantastique.
- Skill-based volunteer missions, in which employees devote their time and/or skills to an organization and a specific assignment.
In emergency situations, Crédit Agricole CIB also supports the Crédit Agricole Group’s initiatives. In 2022, the Bank contributed to the Ukraine emergency fund set up by the Crédit Agricole Group to help families affected by the war.
In 2020, during the COVID-19 crisis, Crédit Agricole CIB supported the solidarity fund of the Crédit Agricole Solidarity and Development Foundation to finance essential measures for the elderly.
Crédit Agricole CIB relies on long-standing partnerships with organisations in France and internationally to make it possible for employees to devote their time to initiatives that mean a lot to them.
- AFM-Telethon: Crédit Agricole CIB has supported the AFM-Telethon for more than ten years and contributes to the organisation of the Financial Community Telethon race.
- Plastic Odyssey: This partnership, formed in 2019, focuses on environmental protection – particularly the issue of plastic consumption and its alternatives – and financial inclusion.
- EQUIACTION: Crédit Agricole CIB, in partnership with the Fondation Crédit Agricole Solidarité et Développement, is supporting the EQUIACTION project "Equestrian mediation for our elderly". EQUIACTION is the Foundation of the French Equestrian Federation.
In the United Kingdom:
- Ambitious about Autism provides specialist education and support to children and young adults with autism.
- The Whitechapel Mission works with the homeless and marginalised.
- Richard House Children’s Hospice provides home care and art-therapy sessions for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
In the United States:
- New York Cares, New York’s largest volunteer network, supports more than 1,300 non-profits, public schools and municipal organizations.
- The Bowery Mission has served generations of New Yorkers with food, safe shelter, clothing and medical care.
- Enfants du Mékong Will open in a new tab works toward the professional integration of Cambodian students, helping them to access top-level jobs in South-East Asia.
Raising the profile of culture worldwideCultural patronage
Crédit Agricole CIB supports cultural projects that encourage artistic creation, access to the performing arts and the transmission of cultural heritage.
- Opéra National de Paris: as a patron of Opéra National de Paris since 2018, Crédit Agricole CIB supports the major events of this institution, whose objective is to make lyric art and dance heritage accessible to as many people as possible. Crédit Agricole CIB has thus become a patron of the growing international visibility of Opéra National de Paris.
- Festival d’Aix-en-Provence: The Association pour le Festival International d’Art Lyrique and the Académie Européenne de Musique produce and broadcast lyric art.
- Crédit Agricole CIB supports El Teatro Real de Madrid, one of Spain’s most important cultural institutions.
In the United Kingdom:
- Crédit Agricole CIB supports cultural transmission with The National Gallery, a leading London institution boasting one of the world’s most important collections of paintings.
In the United States:
Crédit Agricole CIB has for 30 years supported New York’s leading cultural institutions, including:
- The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), which works to bring the best of modern and contemporary art to a wider audience.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) Will open in a new tab , which presents 10,000 years of history through paintings, sculptures and objects from five continents.
Supporting the ambitious work of leading partnersTeaching and research
Supporting teaching and research corresponds to two major Crédit Agricole CIB objectives: to be involved in the production of knowledge and dialogue between the academic and business worlds, and to contribute to the development of high-impact projects that meet the needs of the economic world.
- The Sustainable Finance and Development Chair at Université Paris Dauphine and Ecole Polytechnique: This research and innovation project brings together specialists in quantitative finance, mathematicians and sustainable development experts. Through this support, Crédit Agricole CIB is affirming its goal to create a balance between economic, environmental and social issues.
- The Fintech / Digital Finance Chair at Université Paris Dauphine: The aim of this partnership, formed in 2019, is to create an ecosystem combining research, teaching and entrepreneurship on the theme of digital finance.
- The Corporate Initiative of Fondation HEC: This partnership is part of the financing of a training course on mergers and acquisitions.
- “Climate Change & Sustainable Finance” MSc at EDHEC Business School: Through this innovative course developed by EDHEC Business School and Ecole des Mines ParisTech, Crédit Agricole CIB, Crédit Agricole Nord de France and Amundi are able to invest in a pioneering programme aimed at training future finance professionals on the objectives of sustainable finance and the integration of environmental, social and governance factors into their future decisions.
- “Physics Otherwise” Chair of Université Paris Saclay: Since 2021, the Bank has supported the popularisation of quantum physics through the “Physics Otherwise” Chair of Université Paris Saclay.
- “Capital Markets of Tomorrow” Chair of Institut Europlace de Finance Louis Bachelier and Université de Paris: In 2022, Crédit Agricole CIB supported the creation of this chair, the aim of which is to contribute to a better understanding of the modelling and calculation challenges involved in tomorrow’s capital markets.
- The Back and Middle Office Professional Degree in Corporate and Investment Banking at Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin: Thanks to this sandwich course launched in 2021, students are able to develop their knowledge and put it into practice at a company. Two classes have already completed the training programme and applications are now open for the class of 2023-2024.
- Le Village by CA: Will open in a new tab This long-standing partnership with Village by CA, the Crédit Agricole Group’s start-up incubator and accelerator, enables Crédit Agricole CIB to contribute to the Bank’s digital transformation, innovating in an open world with clients, start-ups, research and academia in line with our values of collaboration and sharing.
Crédit Agricole S.A.'s internal system for monitoring and measuring progress in terms of CSRThe FReD approach
At the heart of the strategy of Crédit Agricole SA, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is now embodied in a process of participatory and evolutionary progress, called FReD.
The FReD system aims on the one hand to encourage each employee to make a commitment, and on the other hand to measure the progress of each entity in terms of impact on society.