- Press Release

We join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to develop circular economy

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, the European leader in professional equipment financing, has announced today that it is joining the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE100) programme.
The initiative mobilises companies, public institutions, researchers and innovators to move towards a circular economy as an alternative to the traditional model of ‘take, make, and dispose’.

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions’ industrial partners are increasingly concerned with extending the lifespan of equipment, giving them a second life, and the importance of recycling. Leasing and rental solutions provide an alternative to the ownership of products and are examples of the innovative business models that are needed in order to shift to a circular economy.

The fact that BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions is joining CE100 illustrates its teams’ commitment to research and promote financing solutions that will support companies’ transition towards new, more sustainable economic models.

BNP Paribas’ corporate responsibility policy, which focuses on economic, social, civic and environmental aspects, is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015. Its aim is to help build a better future and have a positive impact on society. By joining the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions will contribute to this endeavour by participating in research related to a circular economy together with internationally renowned players, says Charlotte Dennery, Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions.

About the Circular Economy 100

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE 100) is a pre-competitive innovation programme established to enable organisations to develop new opportunities and realise their circular economy ambitions faster. It brings together corporates, governments and cities, academic institutions, emerging innovators and affiliates in a unique multi-stakeholder platform. Specially developed programme elements help members learn, build capacity, network, and collaborate with key organisations around the circular economy.

Learn more on: https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/ce100