BNP Paribas 3 Step IT has started trading
It has been busy since February, when I announced our alliance with BNP Paribas at a joint press event in Paris. We have crossed banking and business regulatory hurdles. We have been recruiting to establish new teams: many come from 3stepIT and BNPP, of course. Now BNP Paribas 3 Step IT is trading in France and Italy.
More countries follow in 2019, and we should be trading in eleven countries by the middle of 2020. This is a moment to savour. It breaks our award-winning lifecycle management service out of its northern Europe stronghold to deliver it across Europe.
The sustainability built into our services is a key part of this joint venture: BNPP is a bank with extraordinary sustainability credentials, ranked in the top one hundred sustainable organisation globally.
BNPP Leasing Solutions actively targets sustainable initiatives to fund. In the words of their CEO, Charlotte Dennery, “becoming more sustainable is increasingly a competitive differentiator, and a consideration for clients, partners and investors. As well as serving clients’ broader needs, this alliance is in perfect sync with the BNP Paribas Group strategy to support circular economy initiatives."
As well taking our service into most of Europe, the alliance will help us better serve international clients. While we have been providing international service, now we will have local people to call on, should the need arise.
Carmen Ene, CEO of 3stepIT