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Societe Generale, proud sponsor of the HEC Paris Energy & Finance Chair while continuously committed to the energy transition

15/10/2019

Societe Generale is celebrating today the renewal of its sponsorship in the HEC Paris Energy & Finance Chair on the HEC Paris campus: a long-lasting partnership with HEC Paris and a renewed commitment to the energy transition.

The renewal of this sponsorship attests Societe Generale’s and HEC Paris’ decade-long partnership. The signing ceremony will be followed by the conference “Pioneering spirit: the key to driving today’s energy transition”, open to HEC Paris Energy & Finance Chair’s students. Societe Generale’s senior representatives will give their view on how finance accompanies the energy transition and the banks’ role in developing a sustainable & positive impact finance.

A DECADE-LONG PARTNERSHIP 

Given the major strategic stakes imposed today on the entire world by the energy domain, Societe Generale partnered up with HEC Paris actively participating in the Energy & Finance Chair for the last decade.  Societe Generale became involved in the Energy & Finance Chair in 2009 when the School decided to create a new teaching module under the umbrella of the Chair, the “Energy Certificate” open to third year students from all over the world in Grande Ecole as well as specific masters and MBA programs.  Societe Generale’s significant impact on the certificate was materialized in 2010 when the Bank became a sponsor of the the Energy & Finance Chair in a four-year program which has subsequently been renewed twice since.

Under this Chair and in particular under the “Energy Certificate” teaching module each spring, Societe Generale professionals are vitally involved in teaching very well-received courses on financing energy infrastructures and coaching related case studies each year.  The Bank’s leading energy experts outline the stakes of financing the energy transition and delve into the intricate mechanics of renewables and power project finance, oil & gas project finance, reserve based finance and related infrastructure finance topics amongst other subjects.  Societe Generale professionals also accompany students in enriching their knowledge through case studies covering avant-garde and potential futures areas of finance covering the energy transition and positive impact initiatives.

For Societe Generale as one of the top global financial services providers to the energy sector, it is a unique opportunity to be in front of students, showcase its financial expertise, and demonstrate its role in this strategic sector and beyond. Societe Generale is therefore proud to be associated with and actively committed to this successful academic partnership with HEC Paris.

FINANCING THE ENERGY TRANSITION

As a committed and responsible partner in tackling today's climate challenges, Societe Generale offers a comprehensive range of finance and advisory services for energy projects around the world. The Group has been active in the renewable energy for over a decade, taking a pioneering role in this sector and is today one of the world's top financers of renewable energies.

HEC Paris - Societe Generale Signing Ceremony