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In an Era of Global Emergencies, a Climate Call to Arms
The Covid-19 global pandemic has upended the way the world lives, works, and orders its priorities. More than six months into the pandemic, however, we in the United States are being reminded that climate change hasn’t gone away but is actually accelerating.
In an Era of Global Emergencies, a Climate Call to Arms
Supporting Luxembourg in its Sustainability Strategy
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is the first European sovereign to issue a sustainability bond, for an amount of €1.5bn. The proceeds will be used to fund government expenditures that contribute positively to the country’s environmental and social goals.
Supporting Luxembourg in its Sustainability Strategy
Modern and innovative hospital for the populations in Benin
In 3 years, a new university hospital centre near Cotonou will offer state-of-the-art benefits and services enabling an on-site management of all the pathologies that have been evacuated so far.
Modern and innovative hospital for the populations in Benin
The reinvigoration of renewables
The Covid-19 crisis could foster the energy transition, helping to concentrate the minds of governments and the European Union on redirecting development funding to a long-term energy policy.
The reinvigoration of renewables
How green financing is helping renewable energy players support Taiwan’s green ambitions
A series of offshore wind and floating solar projects that support policymakers’ energy transition goals are creating opportunity for local and global companies in Taiwan, supported by Societe Generale.
How green financing is helping renewable energy players support Taiwan’s green ambitions
ESG integration in Asia Pacific – interplay of do-well and do-good elements
Despite the long-standing debate that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment drivers are broadly categorized into two buckets:  
ESG integration in Asia Pacific – interplay of do-well and do-good elements
Covid-19 pandemic calls for greater climate resilience and stronger push for renewable energy in Asia
More than ever, the current Covid-19 pandemic has shifted the spotlight to climate change, inspiring corporates and governments alike to make a renewed push for greater climate resilience in this region and the rest of the world.
Covid-19 pandemic calls for greater climate resilience and stronger push for renewable energy in Asia
A waste sorting center with multiple benefits
At the heart of the circular economy, at the cutting edge of technology and performing socially.
A waste sorting center with multiple benefits
THE ANNUAL POWER CONSUMPTION OF NEARLY 800,000 PEOPLE GOES GREEN
71 wind turbines will not only create 1400 jobs, but ultimately produce enough annual electricity consumption for more than 60% of the inhabitants of Seine-Maritime in France.
THE ANNUAL POWER CONSUMPTION OF NEARLY 800,000 PEOPLE GOES GREEN
Korian will make care for seniors greener and more social
With the support of Societe Generale, Korian placed a Sustainability-Linked Euro PP for an amount of 173 million euros at eight years, associated with the achievement of three key indicators linked to its ESG performance.
Korian will make care for seniors greener and more social
Supporting the green transition with innovative electric vehicle batteries & accelerator products
In May, BASF issued the first green bond in the European chemicals sector with the help of Societe Generale. Proceeds will be used for several green projects, including the production of electric vehicle batteries and accelerator products.
Supporting the green transition with innovative electric vehicle batteries & accelerator products
How a corporation accelerates its green commitment with a Green Line Facility? Example with Elecnor
Elecnor, the Spanish infrastructure, energy and telecommunications group, has recently entrusted Societe Generale to act as fronting and issuing bank of its first Eur70 million green guarantee facility.
How a corporation accelerates its green commitment with a Green Line Facility? Example with Elecnor
First COVID-19 covered bond issue in support of French public hospitals
The proceeds of this five-year one billion euros social issue will be used to support the sector in the face of the COVID crisis, by financing or refinancing loans to French public hospitals
First COVID-19 covered bond issue in support of French public hospitals
Social bonds leapfrog green as Covid-19 crisis catalyses investor interest
Unédic issued its first Social Bond to a welcoming market that was undeterred by the lack of a government guarantee for France’s social security agency and enthused by a format that is rapidly becoming as popular as green bonds.
Social bonds leapfrog green as Covid-19 crisis catalyses investor interest
Financing Indonesia’s Coal-to-Green Transition
By Daniel Mallo, Head of Natural Resources & Infrastructure, Asia Pacific, Societe Generale
Financing Indonesia’s Coal-to-Green Transition
Marubeni harnesses sun and wind to power a lower-carbon future in Asia
Marubeni sponsored two first-of-a-kind renewable energy projects, including an offshore windfarm in Japan and a floating solar project in Taiwan, expanding its renewable energy generation business and contributing to energy transition in the region.
Marubeni harnesses sun and wind to power a lower-carbon future in Asia
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