Partner of the French Olympic Team
A partner in emotion
Groupe BPCE, with its key Banque Populaire, Caisse d’Epargne and Natixis brands, has been the exclusive banking partner of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee ( CNOSF) since 2010, having renewed this partnership agreement in 2012 and again in 2016.
As such, it will be supporting the French Olympic team once again at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, in South Korea. This will also provide the Group with an opportunity to share the values of the Olympic movement with its 108,000 employees: Excellence, Friendship, and Respect.
The federating power of sport
From initiation to high-level competition, from family fun to the toughest of challenges, all the Group’s companies help to foster a passion for sport both in everyday practice and at exceptional sporting events.
Through its Votre Coach by Groupe BPCE program, the Group highlights the work done by the sports coaches supporting the different athletes in the French Olympic team. Through this program, the coaches share their advice and experience with all sports enthusiasts.
For the past 28 years, Banque Populaire has been actively committed to the world of sailing. Building on its experience with different vessels and its rich collaboration with outstanding sailors, the ‘Bank of the World of Sailing’ has been involved in the most prestigious events on all the seas and oceans around the world. On Thursday January 19, 2017, Armel Le Cléach', the skipper of the monohull Banque Populaire VIII, was the first to cross the finishing line of the 8th edition of the Vendée Globe. A partner of the French Sailing Federation and patron of the Eric Tabarly Association, the bank is widely recognized as one of the leading institutions promoting the development of this sport and the preservation of France’s maritime heritage. Voile Banque Populaire website
The Caisse d'Epargne stepped up its presence in Olympic sport in January 2015 with its decision to partner the men and women's teams of the French Basketball and Handball federations. It supports them in the major international sporting events and has set up affinity-based spaces on the social networks providing specific information, games and forums to allow the public to share its passion for handball and basketball.
The Caisse d'Epargne has also been a partner of the French Skiing Federation since 1996, supporting athletes from all skiing and snowboard disciplines with a particular focus on 10 athletes in its team.
Natixis supports the Racing Metro 92 rugby team, having been its official sponsor since 2007.