Posted: 17th September 2018
We’re getting ready to tell BNP to stop banking on the bomb. Are you?
Next Wednesday, September 26th, we’ll be bringing our message to BNP Paribas: Nuclear Weapons are unacceptable, divest!
We know that when you choose the end of nuclear weapons it also means choosing to end investments in nuclear weapon producing companies. That’s why we’re using the 26thof September, the UN Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, to demand BNP Paribas choose wisely.
BNP Paribas has a huge global marketing campaign where it prides itself on being the bank for a changing world. We are part of creating that change, and along with the Nuclear Ban Treaty, we have already changed the game on nuclear weapons. Now it’s time for BNP Paribas to also change.
We’re asking them to follow three simple steps:
BNP Paribas is mostly involved in loans and other corporate financial services, this can make it difficult to divest quickly, so we think they should announce the plan to end investments now, and get everything sorted out by the time the Ban Treaty enters into force.
We’re preparing to take our campaign public, and we want your help.
Actions are currently being organized around the world. From Brussels to Barcelona; Amsterdam to Wellington, ICAN Campaigners and friends are getting ready to take our message to the streets. Some will set up in front of BNP Paribas offices, while others will hold flash mobs in front of BNP Paribas ATM machines. There are lots of ways to get out there and say: BNP Paribas: stop investing in nuclear weapons!
We’ll be publishing the full list of events on bnp-divest.org in the coming days. In the meantime, you can check out our Action Toolkit for all the ways you can get ready for a massive day of action, both on and online.