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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
09
Jan
2019
Putting ‘impact’ first to finance sustainability
Placing impact at the heart of business models, public tendering and financial analysis can help to achieve the...
Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance
Placing impact at the heart of business models, public tendering and financial analysis can help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
Putting ‘impact’ first to finance sustainability
09
Jan
2019
Digital analysis’s potential to transform sustainable investing
To “do good by doing well” is an increasingly popular quest for investors. There is already significant empirical...
Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance
To “do good by doing well” is an increasingly popular quest for investors. There is already significant empirical evidence that sustainable investing can lead to outperformance. And the signs are that digital analysis of how well companies behave, and the sustainability of their goods and services, might be about to confirm that with greater certainty.
Digital analysis’s potential to transform sustainable investing
09
Jan
2019
How do green and social bonds contribute to the sustainable development in Africa?
In just 10 years, the green and social bond market has gone from nothing to become a part of mainstream finance. It has...
Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance
In just 10 years, the green and social bond market has gone from nothing to become a part of mainstream finance. It has funded projects ranging from renewable energy, to low carbon buildings and energy efficiency. Yet the bulk of its activities have been in the more developed economies, while the area of greatest need is the developing world and specifically...
How do green and social bonds contribute to the sustainable development in Africa?
11
Oct
2018
Opening up new hedging opportunities for corporates: IFRS 9
Interview with Pascale Moreau, Global Head of Corporates Fixed Income & Currencies Sales
09
Oct
2018
Enabling the digital economy
This year’s theme “Enabling the digital economy” resonates deeply with our experts from within Societe Generale’s Global...
SIBOS
This year’s theme “Enabling the digital economy” resonates deeply with our experts from within Societe Generale’s Global Transaction Banking and Securities Services divisions and elsewhere across our bank. Every day is a new opportunity for our Group to take up challenges on behalf of our clients and other partners and make a positive contribution to building...
Enabling the digital economy
05
Oct
2018
After the tsunami…
Eric de Gay de Nexon, Head of Strategy, Market Infrastructures and Regulation, Societe Generale Securities Services, on...
SIBOS
Eric de Gay de Nexon, Head of Strategy, Market Infrastructures and Regulation, Societe Generale Securities Services, on regulating the development of new technologies and the digital transition.
After the tsunami…
05
Oct
2018
ISO 20022 proves its credentials in harmonisation efforts
A relatively mature standard in Europe, momentum is building behind ISO 20022 globally as its benefits across a wide...
SIBOS
A relatively mature standard in Europe, momentum is building behind ISO 20022 globally as its benefits across a wide range of financial services activities become more apparent.
ISO 20022 proves its credentials in harmonisation efforts
05
Oct
2018
Market dynamics and its impact on correspondent banks
The correspondent banking industry in Europe is facing a number of challenging dynamics, not least declining revenues,...
SIBOS
The correspondent banking industry in Europe is facing a number of challenging dynamics, not least declining revenues, mounting regulation and AML /KYC obligations and digitalisation, all of which are going to facilitate major changes in the world of cross-border payments. Societe Generale discusses the key trends impacting the European correspondent banking...
Market dynamics and its impact on correspondent banks
04
Oct
2018
Attracting and retaining talent in the new world of work
In today’s environment, the dynamics in the workforce are changing dramatically. Not only are business needs evolving...
SIBOS
In today’s environment, the dynamics in the workforce are changing dramatically. Not only are business needs evolving rapidly requiring a change from traditional business models, technology changes are influencing the nature of jobs and our approach to work. It is also becoming more widely recognised that diversity and inclusion needs to be a HR priority to...
Attracting and retaining talent in the new world of work
04
Oct
2018
Separating the myth and reality of AI in financial services
There is no doubt that artificial intelligence is set to fundamentally alter the financial services world. Customer...
SIBOS
There is no doubt that artificial intelligence is set to fundamentally alter the financial services world. Customer experiences will be enhanced, fraud detected and opportunities unearthed. However, at the moment the hype is overwhelming the potential and firms first need to have a better understanding of where the technology can have the greatest impact.
Separating the myth and reality of AI in financial services
04
Oct
2018
The promise of the cloud and API and the security obstacles that stand in its way
Although it has been well proven that cloud and application programming interfaces (API) can create cost effective,...
SIBOS
Although it has been well proven that cloud and application programming interfaces (API) can create cost effective, scaleable and innovative platforms, data security and operational transparency remain major hurdles to widespread adoption in the financial services community. To move forward, institutions must not only embrace a cloud focused culture from a...
The promise of the cloud and API and the security obstacles that stand in its way
04
Oct
2018
Blockchain: Technological genius or marketing concept?
Clearly, blockchain and more widely, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) still has plenty of wind in its sails. Billed...
SIBOS
Clearly, blockchain and more widely, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) still has plenty of wind in its sails. Billed from the outset as disruptive, it has promised to revolutionise the old-fashioned centralised applications in a cost effective and efficient manner.
Blockchain: Technological genius or marketing concept?
04
Oct
2018
Employees: the biggest cause of and best solution to cyber-crime
Quantifying the business losses triggered by cyber-attacks is not for the fainthearted. Industry experts predict...
SIBOS
Quantifying the business losses triggered by cyber-attacks is not for the fainthearted. Industry experts predict cyber-crime will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, compared to $3 trillion in 2015 (1).
Employees: the biggest cause of and best solution to cyber-crime
04
Oct
2018
The SME cyber challenge
The scale of cyber-crime should not be downplayed. In fact, cyber-crime overtook asset theft as the most commonly...
SIBOS
The scale of cyber-crime should not be downplayed. In fact, cyber-crime overtook asset theft as the most commonly perpetrated fraud against UK businesses for the first time ever in 2018, according to findings by PwC.
The SME cyber challenge
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