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27
Jul
2020
Covid-19 turbocharges the greening of aviation
It’s well known that the global pandemic virtually shut down international aviation, tipping the industry into crisis....
Viewpoints
It’s well known that the global pandemic virtually shut down international aviation, tipping the industry into crisis. What’s less recognised is the fact that the global downturn has revitalised the drive to significantly reduce commercial aircraft carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Covid-19 turbocharges the greening of aviation
27
Jul
2020
The reinvigoration of renewables
It looks positive for renewables, particularly as we enter the wider energy transition beyond just power, according to...
Viewpoints
It looks positive for renewables, particularly as we enter the wider energy transition beyond just power, according to Allan Baker, head of Energy Advisory & Project Finance Emea at Societe Generale and a member of the ‘Is the Energy Transition Accelerating?’ panel arranged over webcast by The Petroleum Economist on 4 June 2020.
The reinvigoration of renewables
24
Jul
2020
Societe Generale awarded "CEE best bank for financing" in the Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2020
The Euromoney Awards for Excellence honour institutions that have brought the highest levels of service, innovation and...
Awards & Rankings
The Euromoney Awards for Excellence honour institutions that have brought the highest levels of service, innovation and expertise to their customers.
Societe Generale awarded "CEE best bank for financing" in the Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2020
23
Jul
2020
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...
Energy & natural resources
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
22
Jul
2020
Creative Financing Unlocks Crucial Broadband Expansion in the Heartland
Even before the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was clear that new communications infrastructure would be crucial to...
Infrastructure
Even before the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was clear that new communications infrastructure would be crucial to the evolution of the American economy going forward.
Creative Financing Unlocks Crucial Broadband Expansion in the Heartland
22
Jul
2020
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...
Viewpoints
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
20
Jul
2020
From airports to data, digital and debt
After falling in love with infrastructure investments 15 years ago, equity funds are now arriving at the deal table with...
Viewpoints
After falling in love with infrastructure investments 15 years ago, equity funds are now arriving at the deal table with even bigger pockets and more recent accomplice, the debt fund. After perfecting their pitch for a swarm of data and digital projects, these funds are preparing for a world that promises more environmental offerings.
From airports to data, digital and debt
16
Jul
2020
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...
Viewpoints
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
16
Jul
2020
European Green Deal: Get Ready to Lift-Off
With its European Green Deal, the EU has set itself the very ambitious goal of becoming the first climate neutral...
With its European Green Deal, the EU has set itself the very ambitious goal of becoming the first climate neutral continent. This has the potential of becoming a real game changer for all the actors involved and, as our European Equity Strategy team is keen to highlight, a great boost for portfolios.
European Green Deal: Get Ready to Lift-Off
14
Jul
2020
Societe Generale awarded "Global Mandated Lead Arranger of the year" & "Europe & Africa Mandated Lead Arranger of the year" in the IJGlobal awards 2019
These awards and in particular the recognition as Global Mandated Lead Arranger of the Year demonstrates once again our...
Awards & Rankings
These awards and in particular the recognition as Global Mandated Lead Arranger of the Year demonstrates once again our no frontiers approach to our industries and sectors.
Societe Generale awarded "Global Mandated Lead Arranger of the year" & "Europe & Africa Mandated Lead Arranger of the year" in the IJGlobal awards 2019
08
Jul
2020
Energy transition: a new sorting center at the cutting edge of technology with Veolia
A new enlarged and modernized sorting center will treat all waste from the Drôme and Ardèche departments in one single...
Clients' successes
A new enlarged and modernized sorting center will treat all waste from the Drôme and Ardèche departments in one single place from September 2021. Benefiting from Veolia's know-how and funding from Societe Generale, the center will be able to recycle all plastic packaging, in accordance with the Energy Transition for Green Growth Act, to be complied with by...
Energy transition: a new sorting center at the cutting edge of technology with Veolia
08
Jul
2020
Leaning Into Green: A New Frontier in P3 Financing Emerges with University Energy Infrastructure Deals
Public-private partnerships (P3) have been an attractive option in infrastructure financing for decades, and in recent...
Infrastructure
Public-private partnerships (P3) have been an attractive option in infrastructure financing for decades, and in recent years it has become a preferred choice to develop sustainability projects as well — for reasons of operating efficiency and, often, because of newly introduced Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) targets or requirements.
Leaning Into Green: A New Frontier in P3 Financing Emerges with University Energy Infrastructure Deals
08
Jul
2020
New offshore wind power project in Normandy: the annual consumption of nearly 800,000 people goes green!
Supported by Societe Generale, EDF Renouvelables, Enbridge and wpd start the construction of an offshore wind farm off...
Clients' successes
Supported by Societe Generale, EDF Renouvelables, Enbridge and wpd start the construction of an offshore wind farm off Fécamp, for a total investment estimated at 2 billion euros. This major project should generate enough annual electricity to meet the power needs for 770,000 people and generate significant economic benefits for the region.
New offshore wind power project in Normandy: the annual consumption of nearly 800,000 people goes green!
03
Jul
2020
Road to ESG integration: embedding ESG into target prices
Earlier this year, we published the first in a series of “Road to ESG integration” reports, defining and quantifying at...
Research insights
Earlier this year, we published the first in a series of “Road to ESG integration” reports, defining and quantifying at sector level the key financially relevant themes that would have a direct bearing on our qualitative approach. We received a great deal of positive feedback for this exercise, but one question was asked time and time again: “How do ESG...
Road to ESG integration: embedding ESG into target prices
01
Jul
2020
FTTH sector provides Infra boost
Check out a whole range of fibre to the home (FTTH) deals done in the months leading up to lockdown. An article written...
Power
Check out a whole range of fibre to the home (FTTH) deals done in the months leading up to lockdown. An article written by our experts Laurent Chabot and Jonathan Tweed in the PFI Global Infrastructure Report June 2020.
FTTH sector provides Infra boost
30
Jun
2020
CDC Group and Societe Generale combine forces to boost African trade with a US $100 million risk sharing facility
- Deal bolsters trade finance in hard-to-reach African markets and helps fuel economic prosperity - Partnership to...
Advisory & financing
- Deal bolsters trade finance in hard-to-reach African markets and helps fuel economic prosperity - Partnership to increase access to finance for local businesses and importers - Facility to support efficiency of value chains
CDC Group and Societe Generale combine forces to boost African trade with a US $100 million risk sharing facility
29
Jun
2020
Suivez vos paiements avec SG Markets gpi Tracker
Avec le développement du commerce en ligne, les consommateurs que nous sommes avons pour habitude de suivre en temps...
Avec le développement du commerce en ligne, les consommateurs que nous sommes avons pour habitude de suivre en temps réel l'état d'avancement de nos livraisons. Il n'y a pas de raison que les trésoriers d'entreprises ne puissent pas en faire autant ! Grâce au nouveau Tracker gpi (global payment innovation) intégré dans SG Markets, les trésoriers accèdent...
Suivez vos paiements avec SG Markets gpi Tracker
29
Jun
2020
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...
Clients' successes
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
29
Jun
2020
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...
Clients' successes
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
26
Jun
2020
The consequences of recovery scenarios across asset classes
In their latest SG Market Risk Outlook report, and with the pandemic dominating almost everything and introducing an...
In their latest SG Market Risk Outlook report, and with the pandemic dominating almost everything and introducing an overwhelming risk to the economy of a medical rather than economic nature, our economists and analysts’ detail three recovery scenarios: (1) the base-case economic outlook (conviction level of 55%), where the shape of the recovery resembles a...
The consequences of recovery scenarios across asset classes
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