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18
Feb
2019
Advancing Cameroon’s low-carbon development through hydropower
When the new Nachtigal hydroelectric power station’s turbines start turning in 2023, this 2km-long dam will supply...
Clients' successes
When the new Nachtigal hydroelectric power station’s turbines start turning in 2023, this 2km-long dam will supply almost a third of Cameroon’s electricity.
Advancing Cameroon’s low-carbon development through hydropower
14
Feb
2019
Navigating Late-Cycle Cross Asset Volatility
Concerns surrounding the robustness of global growth have led to a pick-up in volatility across various asset classes....
14
Feb
2019
Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking appoints Olivier Biraud Senior Banker
Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) announces the appointment of Olivier Biraud as Senior Banker in...
08
Feb
2019
Lyxor goes green for debut ESG ETF listing in The Nordics
Lyxor has listed its first exchange-traded fund (ETF) in Sweden, a Green Bond ETF that started life on 21 February 2017...
Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance
Lyxor has listed its first exchange-traded fund (ETF) in Sweden, a Green Bond ETF that started life on 21 February 2017 as the world’s first of its kind. The new listing on the Nasdaq-OMX Exchange of an ETF that has €54.2m of assets under management marks an expansion in the region that has included moving office into a local Societe Generale branch that was...
Lyxor goes green for debut ESG ETF listing in The Nordics
08
Feb
2019
Banks help engineer the low-carbon economy
When ALD Automotive, a leading European vehicle leasing company, raised EUR 500m through a green bond in October 2018 to...
Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance
When ALD Automotive, a leading European vehicle leasing company, raised EUR 500m through a green bond in October 2018 to buy ‘clean energy’ cars, it took a pioneering approach by selecting the cars with the lowest CO2 emissions over their entire lifecycles.
Banks help engineer the low-carbon economy
04
Feb
2019
Solarpack to expand the use of solar energy worldwide after a successful IPO
Solarpack to expand the use of solar energy worldwide after a successful IPO
Clients' successes
Solarpack to expand the use of solar energy worldwide after a successful IPO
Solarpack to expand the use of solar energy worldwide after a successful IPO
04
Feb
2019
How to position equity portfolios in case of economic slowdown?
Fears of a recession returned forcefully at the end of 2018, a reminder that what looks set to be the longest economic...
01
Feb
2019
Syctom signs its first green loan with Societe Generale
This first green loan of EUR 30 million to finance a new household waste sorting centre in Paris underlines Syctom’s...
Clients' successes
This first green loan of EUR 30 million to finance a new household waste sorting centre in Paris underlines Syctom’s commitment to integrate its responsible approach in its financings.
Syctom signs its first green loan with Societe Generale
01
Feb
2019
Global Markets Incubator: First Cohort Moves In!
Global Markets Incubator is proud to announce that it has selected six fintech companies to join its market activities...
31
Jan
2019
Austrian and German borrowers opt for a guten tag
Two large loan facilities completed in December 2018 marked the first-time use of environmental, social governance (ESG)...
Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance
Two large loan facilities completed in December 2018 marked the first-time use of environmental, social governance (ESG) ratings in loan agreements by Austrian and German borrowers, in the form of a five-year, €500m revolving credit facility for Verbund and a same-term, €1.5 billion revolver for Henkel, respectively. Societe Generale was the ESG coordinator...
Austrian and German borrowers opt for a guten tag
31
Jan
2019
Passive funds actively sponsor sustainability
It’s an irony that although most ETFs are passively managed, they are at the center of an upsurge in shareholder...
Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance
It’s an irony that although most ETFs are passively managed, they are at the center of an upsurge in shareholder activism around corporate sustainability. Not only are ETFs dedicated to environmental, social and governance (ESG) themes gathering assets fast, but also ETFs in general are stepping up their engagement with companies.
Passive funds actively sponsor sustainability
30
Jan
2019
Will the U.S IPO market surge or sag in 2019?
As 2019 gets rolling amid a backdrop of rebounding equity markets and continued geo-political sturm und drang we thought...
Expert views
As 2019 gets rolling amid a backdrop of rebounding equity markets and continued geo-political sturm und drang we thought it would be a good time to ask Societe Generale’s head of U.S. Equity Capital Markets David Getzler what he expects to see impacting U.S. stock issuance in the year ahead.
Will the U.S IPO market surge or sag in 2019?
21
Jan
2019
And the largest ultra-broadband network in Europe is in ... Italy!
The Italian telecom player Open Fiber is rolling out a landmark transaction in European fiber projects with total...
18
Jan
2019
Societe Generale and Absa agree to roll out a unique pan-African wholesale offering
• Commercial agreement signed to launch a unique pan-African offering • Separate agreement reached on the sale to Absa...
17
Jan
2019
Societe Generale awarded by Global Finance for its Trade Finance activities
17
Jan
2019
SG Market Risk Outlook
Looking for insights on Market Risks for the coming months? Covering economics, equities, rates, credit, forex, emerging...
16
Jan
2019
Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking Appoints New Head of UK Coverage and Investment Banking
Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) announces the appointment of Peter McGahan as UK Head of...
15
Jan
2019
IFR Awards: Europe Investment-Grade Corporate Bond House of the Year
SG CIB awarded “Europe Investment-Grade Corporate Bond House of the Year” in the 2018 IFR Awards
Awards
SG CIB awarded “Europe Investment-Grade Corporate Bond House of the Year” in the 2018 IFR Awards
IFR Awards: Europe Investment-Grade Corporate Bond House of the Year
14
Jan
2019
Preparing for CSR activism at general meetings
It is unusual for government to encourage activism, yet the EU’s newly revised Shareholder Rights Directive does just...
Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance
It is unusual for government to encourage activism, yet the EU’s newly revised Shareholder Rights Directive does just that. Once the directive is implemented across 27 member states later in 2019, it is likely that institutional shareholders will seek to influence company managements far more actively, including on topics related to corporate social...
Preparing for CSR activism at general meetings
14
Jan
2019
Frontclear concludes landmark transaction with Ghana’s Fidelity Bank and Societe Generale
Frontclear, Fidelity Bank Ghana and Societe Generale completed a USD40-million cross-currency total return swap...
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