WITH a workforce of 105,000, customer base of 30 million, and a presence in more than 40 countries, Groupe BPCE is the second-largest banking group in France. It approaches corporate social responsibility (CSR) with a commitment to customers, employees, communities, and shareholders – and is a champion of green growth. BPCE understands that workplace diversity and professional development increase productivity and profits and has committed to a 25 percent increase in personnel training (up to 10 million hours) and calls for 45 percent of managerial positions to be held by women. Groupe BPCE throws its global influence behind the transition to low-carbon and climate-resilient economies with a plan designed to minimise risks and capitalise on opportunities. The BV judging panel is delighted to present Groupe BPCE with the 2019 award for Best Banking CSR (France).