Although BNP Paribas regularly communicates about human rights and promotes “ethical investments”, the reality seems to be less rosy. The report of the international “Don’t Buy Into Occupation” coalition describes how BNP Paribas has in recent years financed companies operating in illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory to the tune of USD 20.64 billion.
Ask BNP Paribas to act accordingly with its own human rights principles/policies. If companies cannot prove that they are withdrawing from activities that are illegal under international law within a reasonable period of time, BNP Paribas must divest from the companies in question.
Send a complaint letter to BNP Paribas urging them to take action in this matter.