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07 Dec 2021
Romania: Real estate's ESG commitment supported by banks
The real estate market aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Clients' successes
The real estate market aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Romania: Real estate's ESG commitment supported by banks
06 Dec 2021
India’s big step towards cleaner energy
As part of its Paris Agreement commitments, India said it would produce 100 GW of solar energy by 2022 and has an...
Clients' successes
As part of its Paris Agreement commitments, India said it would produce 100 GW of solar energy by 2022 and has an overall goal for renewable energy production of 450 GW by 2030.
India’s big step towards cleaner energy
06 Dec 2021
Telefónica steps up social and environmental projects
Telefónica, pioneer in sustainable financing within the telco industry, has recently issued a 750 million euros...
Clients' successes
Telefónica, pioneer in sustainable financing within the telco industry, has recently issued a 750 million euros sustainable hybrid bond, bringing up to 3,250 million euros the total obtained by the company in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) bonds over the last two years to finance social and environmental projects.
Telefónica steps up social and environmental projects
30 Nov 2021
Africa's opportunity to build back better
Long-term financing is helping the continent create more sustainable services and build cities to combat climate change
Expert views
Long-term financing is helping the continent create more sustainable services and build cities to combat climate change
Africa's opportunity to build back better
18 Nov 2021
CAF’s 0-carbon emission trains move forward with green line facility
CAF, the Spanish multinational leader in the design and implementation of comprehensive mobility systems, has recently...
Clients' successes
CAF, the Spanish multinational leader in the design and implementation of comprehensive mobility systems, has recently entrusted Societe Generale to act as fronting and issuing bank of a 107.9 million euros green guarantee facility to be utilized for the supply of electric trains in the scope of an interurban passenger rail transport project with zero direct...
CAF’s 0-carbon emission trains move forward with green line facility
17 Nov 2021
Dubai will host one of the largest energy-from-waste plants in the world
By 2024, Warsan’s greenfield facility will process up to 45% of Dubai's municipal waste as well as generate up to 200 MW...
Clients' successes
By 2024, Warsan’s greenfield facility will process up to 45% of Dubai's municipal waste as well as generate up to 200 MW green electricity supplying 120,000 households.
Dubai will host one of the largest energy-from-waste plants in the world
08 Nov 2021
Green principles for the shipping industry
An agreement spearheaded by a coalition of major banks is helping to put the world’s commercial maritime fleets on a...
Expert views
An agreement spearheaded by a coalition of major banks is helping to put the world’s commercial maritime fleets on a more sustainable footing
Green principles for the shipping industry
05 Nov 2021
Ideal energy mix: realism needs to balance ambition
Who would be an energy minister? Fuel and gas prices are soaring, smaller suppliers are going bankrupt and the political...
Expert views
Who would be an energy minister? Fuel and gas prices are soaring, smaller suppliers are going bankrupt and the political opposition claims people will freeze to death during a winter of power cuts.
Ideal energy mix: realism needs to balance ambition
29 Oct 2021
Benin: Clean water, healthcare system, access to clean energy
The first ever SDG Sustainable Development Goals Bond issue out of Africa
Clients' successes
The first ever SDG Sustainable Development Goals Bond issue out of Africa
Benin: Clean water, healthcare system, access to clean energy
26 Oct 2021
Global warming: banks on the front line to support the energy transition
Véronique de Bellefon, Marie-Gabrielle de Drouas and Sébastien Halley des Fontaines, respectively Head of CSR for Global...
Corporate Social Responsibility
Véronique de Bellefon, Marie-Gabrielle de Drouas and Sébastien Halley des Fontaines, respectively Head of CSR for Global Transaction & Payment Services, Positive Impact Structurer and Head of Structured Trade Finance at Societe Generale, describe how the banking sector is promoting the energy transition through its activities and internal policies.
Global warming: banks on the front line to support the energy transition
21 Oct 2021
Simplifying KYC to make client relationship smoother
For both individual and corporate customers, KYC (“Know Your Customer”) procedures are among the main friction points in...
Cybersecurity
For both individual and corporate customers, KYC (“Know Your Customer”) procedures are among the main friction points in the client journey. These steps, which are required by regulators, are necessary to combat fraud, money laundering and terrorist financing. However, there is still much room for improvement: that is the job of the “KYC Transformation” teams...
Simplifying KYC to make client relationship smoother
21 Oct 2021
Making waves with first Certified green shipping loan under the global Climate Bonds Standard
A first-of-its-kind green loan for the shipping industry will help New Zealand’s KiwiRail to commission and...
Clients' successes
A first-of-its-kind green loan for the shipping industry will help New Zealand’s KiwiRail to commission and progressively upgrade two hybrid electric/diesel ferries that will carry the country towards its ambitious sustainability goals.
Making waves with first Certified green shipping loan under the global Climate Bonds Standard
19 Oct 2021
Inflation in 2021: Transitory until proven permanent
Inflation and its long-term impact on society is one of the most important questions facing investors, governments and...
Expert views
Inflation and its long-term impact on society is one of the most important questions facing investors, governments and central banks this year.
Inflation in 2021: Transitory until proven permanent
18 Oct 2021
Acciona Energía: Making renewable energy economically viable on the long term
Acciona Energía, a Spanish renewable energy operator, successfully launched its first senior unsecured green bond last...
Clients' successes
Acciona Energía, a Spanish renewable energy operator, successfully launched its first senior unsecured green bond last September with great demand from investors.
Acciona Energía: Making renewable energy economically viable on the long term
18 Oct 2021
MLETR: A trade momentum for a digital big-bang
‘’Paper-based transactions, which still dominate international trade, are a source of cost, delay, inefficiency, fraud,...
Trade Finance
‘’Paper-based transactions, which still dominate international trade, are a source of cost, delay, inefficiency, fraud, error and environmental impact’’(1), G7, gathered in London in April 2021, said.
MLETR: A trade momentum for a digital big-bang

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