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28
Nov
2022
Three themes driving a paradigm shift in commodity finance
As flows of physical commodities evolve at a quickening pace, commodity finance banks must become increasingly...
Expert views
As flows of physical commodities evolve at a quickening pace, commodity finance banks must become increasingly sophisticated. Viewpoint by Ludivine Labarre, Global Head of Trade Commodity Finance at Societe Generale
Three themes driving a paradigm shift in commodity finance
23
Nov
2022
Sustainable investing: the demanding journey towards “truly green”
What we need to do is no longer in doubt: to safeguard our future on the planet, we must drastically curb greenhouse gas...
Expert views
What we need to do is no longer in doubt: to safeguard our future on the planet, we must drastically curb greenhouse gas emissions, reduce pollution and protect biodiversity.
Sustainable investing: the demanding journey towards “truly green”
22
Nov
2022
Voluntary Carbon Markets 101
3 questions to Deborah Amsellem, ESG Advisor, Global Markets at Societe Generale
21
Nov
2022
Evolution of the maritime sector and its shift towards decarbonization
Paul Taylor, Global Head of Maritimes Industries at Societe Generale, has penned his thoughts in Marine Money Magazine -...
Expert views
Paul Taylor, Global Head of Maritimes Industries at Societe Generale, has penned his thoughts in Marine Money Magazine - article published on November 10, 2022
Evolution of the maritime sector and its shift towards decarbonization
14
Nov
2022
Step by step: how to build a viable hydrogen ecosystem
The world is betting on hydrogen. This simplest of elements is increasingly being regarded as a big part of the solution...
Expert views
The world is betting on hydrogen. This simplest of elements is increasingly being regarded as a big part of the solution to global climate change. However the world is only at the start of a potential ‘hydrogen economy’ and Asia boasts some of the most interesting potential.
Step by step: how to build a viable hydrogen ecosystem
09
Nov
2022
Why the ‘S’ in ESG is starting to matter (again)
The modern Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) movement began few decades ago with socially responsible...
Expert views
The modern Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) movement began few decades ago with socially responsible investing, as asset managers reduced exposure to questionable areas, such as tobacco or alcohol.
Why the ‘S’ in ESG is starting to matter (again)
07
Nov
2022
China is raising the bar for cash management and trade finance
China’s leadership in digital payments has reshaped the way companies think about cash management. It now promises to...
Advisory & financing
China’s leadership in digital payments has reshaped the way companies think about cash management. It now promises to transform cross-border commerce with the world’s second-biggest economy.
China is raising the bar for cash management and trade finance
03
Nov
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
03
Nov
2022
Decarbonisation trends within the Trade Commodity Finance sector
3 questions to Deia Markova, Head of Trade Commodity Finance and Sustainability ambassador at Societe Generale in...
Expert views
3 questions to Deia Markova, Head of Trade Commodity Finance and Sustainability ambassador at Societe Generale in Switzerland
Decarbonisation trends within the Trade Commodity Finance sector
31
Oct
2022
Helping Clients Reach their Ambitions
3 Questions to Zvi Wohlgemuth, UK Head of Global Banking and Advisory (GLBA)
27
Oct
2022
Corporate Treasury: what is the outlook for Open Banking?
In BtoB and BtoC, Open Banking is growing a little more each year...
11
Oct
2022
Cross-border payments: regulators need to step up to meet G20 targets
The G20 has set a number of targets to be achieved by 2027...
06
Oct
2022
Decarbonizing portfolios without compromising performance
As pressure builds on asset managers to decarbonize investment portfolios, new and innovative forward looking carbon...
05
Oct
2022
The disconnect between markets and the economy and how to insure against it
The world economy is at the kind of turning point that occurs only once or twice in a generation. Fourteen years of...
Expert views
The world economy is at the kind of turning point that occurs only once or twice in a generation. Fourteen years of quantitative easing, that fuelled an unprecedented boom in asset prices, has come to a juddering halt.
The disconnect between markets and the economy and how to insure against it
03
Oct
2022
Cross-border payments: still a very dynamic and innovative market
Despite the geopolitical tensions and the health crisis, the development of the cross-border payments market shows no...
Cash Clearing
Despite the geopolitical tensions and the health crisis, the development of the cross-border payments market shows no signs of slowing down; in fact, quite the contrary...
Cross-border payments: still a very dynamic and innovative market
30
Sep
2022
Is hydrogen about to take off? Equity is plentiful, projects numerous, technology ramping up, but bankability is still at early stage.
A year after the launch of the first pure-play dedicated hydrogen equity fund, we anticipate that large-scale hydrogen...
Expert views
A year after the launch of the first pure-play dedicated hydrogen equity fund, we anticipate that large-scale hydrogen projects will get closer to lending decisions in the next six to 18 months. By Louis-Aynard de Clermont Tonnerre, Global Head of Power, Utilities & Infrastructure at Societe Generale
Is hydrogen about to take off? Equity is plentiful, projects numerous, technology ramping up, but bankability is still at early stage.
29
Sep
2022
CBDCs: additional means of payment, no store of value
Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) are gaining interest even though they are in their infancy, and it is not clear...
Cash Clearing
Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) are gaining interest even though they are in their infancy, and it is not clear how fast they will develop. Central banks' interest in the subject has not waned - no less than 100 central banks are working on the subject, but many questions remain unanswered.
CBDCs: additional means of payment, no store of value
27
Sep
2022
3 questions to... Christophe Hadjal
Fresh from signing the Sustainable Steel Principles (SSP) in New York, Christophe Hadjal, Head of Advisory & Business...
Expert views
Fresh from signing the Sustainable Steel Principles (SSP) in New York, Christophe Hadjal, Head of Advisory & Business Development – Natural Resources, Mining, Metals & Industries at Societe Generale, shares an update on the decarbonisation of steel and the shift of Mining, Metals and Industries finance.
3 questions to... Christophe Hadjal
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