20 stories to tell 2020

2020 was an unexpected year.  But at the heart of the crisis, our clients and our teams remained committed to a better world.

This document gathers a series of stories and testimonies illustrating our long-lasting commitment alongside our clients, to energy transition, to Africa, to more sustainable cities and societies.

We thank all our clients and partners for their trust.

INSIGHTS

Green energy in Germany: A landesbank on the move
BayernLB has issued its first sustainable benchmark bond and its debut Senior Non-Preferred bond in February with Societe Generale as joint bookrunner. The proceeds will be used to fund solar and wind power projects.
Green energy in Germany: A landesbank on the move
Shipping industry sailing into a decarbonised economy
The world’s largest container ship lessor closed the first sustainability-linked loan and sustainability-linked swap in the sector
Shipping industry sailing into a decarbonised economy
A new milestone in the Middle East's energy transition
Leader in renewable energy and sustainable real estate in the Middle East region, Masdar has issued the first Green Trade Finance line in the region.
A new milestone in the Middle East's energy transition
Towards lower carbon cement
LafargeHolcim partners with Societe Generale for the first sustainability-linked bond in the building materials sector
Towards lower carbon cement
Societe Generale speeds up the integration of sustainable & positive impact finance and ESG across its market activities
In this interview, Pascale Moreau, Global Markets Chief Operating Officer, and Yann Garnier, Head of Sales and Research for Global Markets, discuss how 2021 will be a pivotal year in the acceleration of the integration of “sustainable and positive impact finance” (SPIF) and “environmental, social and governance” (ESG) criteria across all areas of Societe Generale’s markets activities, be it with the bank’s clients, partners within the Group or employees. They share with us their strategic priorities for Societe Generale to be a true ESG Global Markets House.
Societe Generale speeds up the integration of sustainable & positive impact finance and ESG across its market activities
Zero-emission target for Bergen city buses in Norway!
Keolis, supported by Societe Generale, is expanding its footprint in Norway and taking a new step in its strategy for sustainable mobility with the operation of its first 100% carbon-free bus network in the city of Bergen.
Zero-emission target for Bergen city buses in Norway!
Bighorn Solar: Clean energy to power a local Colorado steel mill
This is the latest project supported by Societe Generale to help promote the world's energy transition.
Bighorn Solar: Clean energy to power a local Colorado steel mill
Huge milestone for the shipping industry in Asia with « Green Jade », the first offshore installation vessel in Taiwan
CDWE is revolutionising Taiwan’s shipbuilding sector while creating high value jobs in the country and providing green energy to the population. Set to enter service in 2022, the new state-of-art vessel will flourish the local renewables market, highlighting a momentum in Taiwan’s offshore wind development.
Huge milestone for the shipping industry in Asia with « Green Jade », the first offshore installation vessel in Taiwan
Sustainable investment solutions continue to gain momentum
With its tremendous momentum in recent years, how is sustainable finance faring in the current market environment? Has the pandemic accelerated the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria into investment processes? Have ESG investment solutions been impacted?
Sustainable investment solutions continue to gain momentum
Bridging Europe’s electric vehicle finance gap
Ambitious plans for battery factories and charging points require not only innovative technology but also pioneering finance.
Bridging Europe’s electric vehicle finance gap
One step further in decarbonization of public transportation: financing of new Electric buses in Santiago, Chile, is signed.
Program is part of efforts to electrify and decarbonize public transportation infrastructure all across Latin America
One step further in decarbonization of public transportation: financing of new Electric buses in Santiago, Chile, is signed.
Hydrogen: future proofing the ecological transition?
To face the challenges of the energy transition, supporting the development of solutions linked to decarbonated hydrogen is a political priority that requires massive investments. A viewpoint by Olivier Musset, Global Head of the Energy Group and Louis-Aynard de Clermont Tonnerre, Head of Power, Utilities & Infrastructure Industry Group at Societe Generale.
Hydrogen: future proofing the ecological transition?
Supporting our clients in financing projects with environmental or social benefit thanks to new a €1 billion positive-impact Green Bond
Societe Generale issues a €1 billion green bond under its new Sustainable and Positive Impact Finance framework aligned with the Group’s ESG strategy.
Supporting our clients in financing projects with environmental or social benefit thanks to new a €1 billion positive-impact Green Bond
Makiber helps develop Angola with the construction of a new Hospital in Kuito
The Spanish contractor Makiber (ACS group) has finished the construction of a new hospital, which marks a major social development for the country.
Makiber helps develop Angola with the construction of a new Hospital in Kuito
First Blue Bond in Asia: oceans can help save the planet
Blue bonds are dedicated to funding marine-related projects such as protecting ocean life, reducing pollution and building offshore windfarms
First Blue Bond in Asia: oceans can help save the planet
Factoring at the heart of the bank's CSR commitments
Eric Flour, Deputy CEO of Societe Generale Factoring in charge of CSR resources and sponsors, explains how factoring, an essential lever of short-term financing for companies, has a strong impact in Corporate Social Responsibility.
Factoring at the heart of the bank's CSR commitments
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