Around the world in 2021, with you 

Committing to a more sustainable future involves many challenges, requiring action in many areas, such as ethics in the conduct of our business, diversity or climate change. As a banking partner, we have a central role to play. We act by making our own commitments, but more importantly, by offering our clients innovative sustainable solutions helping them to increase their development and create positive impact for the common good.

In 2021, a year of rebound towards a more sustainable economy, our bankers and experts have responded to many challenges with our clients, whether acting for communities across geographies, leading the energy transition, delivering innovation in ESG markets or contributing to new standards.

The document « Around the world in 2021, with you » illustrates in 21 projects our teams commitment to our clients worldwide.

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29 Jun 2022
A banking revolution to solve the challenge of climate change
Banking in the 80’s was a somewhat simpler business and climate change a topic for the future. Turn the clock forward...
Expert views
Banking in the 80’s was a somewhat simpler business and climate change a topic for the future. Turn the clock forward three to four decades, and banking faces nothing short of a revolution as it works with multinationals, governments, and start-ups to decarbonise the global economy by 2050.
A banking revolution to solve the challenge of climate change
28 Jun 2022
Rising to the challenge of digital payments
As payments continue down the digital journey, the industry is being forced to re-invent payment technologies to...
Expert views
As payments continue down the digital journey, the industry is being forced to re-invent payment technologies to continue offering secure and efficient services. From increased collaboration to the industry’s need for combatting fraud, efficiency increasing and standardisation, today’s challenges offer a wide avenue for innovation.
Rising to the challenge of digital payments
24 Jun 2022
Spain further increases its financial support to ecological transition
The proceeds of a new €500 million green bond issuance will be allocated to projects aligned with the Spanish National...
Clients' successes
The proceeds of a new €500 million green bond issuance will be allocated to projects aligned with the Spanish National Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, including renewable energy, hydrogen production, energy efficiency, green buildings or clean transportation, among others.
Spain further increases its financial support to ecological transition
22 Jun 2022
Let's talk treasury
After two years of uncertainty and turmoil in the transaction banking industry, we asked our experts about the...
Transaction Banking
After two years of uncertainty and turmoil in the transaction banking industry, we asked our experts about the challenges facing treasurers in the months and years ahead.
Let's talk treasury
22 Jun 2022
Chile and the Rise of Sustainability-Linked Finance
Landmark bond serves as model to finance the vast environmental and social ambitions of countries
Expert views
Landmark bond serves as model to finance the vast environmental and social ambitions of countries
Chile and the Rise of Sustainability-Linked Finance
17 Jun 2022
Carbon capture moves to fulfil its decarbonisation potential
An appropriate risk allocation across the CCS value chain can enable more projects to be project financed.
Expert views
An appropriate risk allocation across the CCS value chain can enable more projects to be project financed.
Carbon capture moves to fulfil its decarbonisation potential
15 Jun 2022
Adapting the inflationary environment – Why investors should seek out inflation hedges
From virtually zero at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in spring 2020, to 5% a year later (May 2021), and a...
Expert views
From virtually zero at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in spring 2020, to 5% a year later (May 2021), and a 40-year high of 8.6% in May, US consumer price inflation has blown through estimates, expectations and economists’ narratives. And America’s experience is being repeated across much of the rest of the world, including Asia Pacific. How can...
Adapting the inflationary environment – Why investors should seek out inflation hedges
15 Jun 2022
Understanding tomorrow's client relationships
While the main challenge for bankers at the beginning of the century was to differentiate themselves from their...
Cash Management
While the main challenge for bankers at the beginning of the century was to differentiate themselves from their competitors, it has evolved much further ever since. Today, they are expected to remain by their clients’ side in all circumstances, to support them on a daily basis.
Understanding tomorrow's client relationships
15 Jun 2022
Energising the UK’s Offshore Windfarm Capabilities
New subsea power cable manufacturing and R&D facility to enhance the UK’s growing offshore windfarm capabilities, while...
Clients' successes
New subsea power cable manufacturing and R&D facility to enhance the UK’s growing offshore windfarm capabilities, while helping to reassert the North East of England as a manufacturing heartland.
Energising the UK’s Offshore Windfarm Capabilities
14 Jun 2022
How sustainable bond innovation fuels positive change
The expansion of the sustainable bond market is opening up new funding opportunities for a wider range of companies and...
Expert views
The expansion of the sustainable bond market is opening up new funding opportunities for a wider range of companies and connecting investors with projects that support Asia’s transition to a low-carbon future.
How sustainable bond innovation fuels positive change
13 Jun 2022
Why ABS is a key contributor to the sustainability transition
Securitisation of cars, homes and credit card receivables has a role to play in transitioning to a zero-carbon economy...
Expert views
Securitisation of cars, homes and credit card receivables has a role to play in transitioning to a zero-carbon economy and reducing social inequality. While issuance is set to grow, challenges remain to be tackled along the way.
Why ABS is a key contributor to the sustainability transition
08 Jun 2022
Societe Generale Factoring launches a range of solutions related to environmental and social criteria
In order to support its clients with their ESG(1) transition goals, Societe Generale Factoring, a Group subsidiary...
Transaction Banking
In order to support its clients with their ESG(1) transition goals, Societe Generale Factoring, a Group subsidiary specialising in short-term financing solutions for businesses, is launching two new categories of ESG offers, which are applicable to its flagship products serving corporate clients. These include receivable finance, supply chain finance and...
Societe Generale Factoring launches a range of solutions related to environmental and social criteria
08 Jun 2022
Union building: how to create an integrated payments market for Europe
In many respects, the European Union, underpinned by a common currency, is a grand political project with the aim of...
Expert views
In many respects, the European Union, underpinned by a common currency, is a grand political project with the aim of fostering peace and stability. In other ways it is an eminently practical one, designed to help the European industry compete in an increasingly tough global marketplace.
Union building: how to create an integrated payments market for Europe
08 Jun 2022
Unleashing the Power of Full Fibre in the UK
Rolling out reliable digital connectivity through new Full Fibre infrastructure to 8 million homes, 800K businesses,...
Clients' successes
Rolling out reliable digital connectivity through new Full Fibre infrastructure to 8 million homes, 800K businesses, 400K public sector sites and 250K 5G access points is no small feat. That is precisely what CityFibre is set to accomplish in the UK thanks to a new £4.9 billion financing.
Unleashing the Power of Full Fibre in the UK
07 Jun 2022
CBDCs: additional means of payment, no store of value
This year, at Universwiftnet 2022, Societe Generale Global Transaction Banking's experts talked about the irresistible...
Cash Clearing
This year, at Universwiftnet 2022, Societe Generale Global Transaction Banking's experts talked about the irresistible rise in central bank digital currencies (CBDCs)
CBDCs: additional means of payment, no store of value

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