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20
Jul
2022
Full charge ahead: the relentless rise of the battery market
The future really is electric, with the humble battery at the centre of an evolving and expanding value chain that...
Expert views
The future really is electric, with the humble battery at the centre of an evolving and expanding value chain that stretches all the way from mining scarce metals and mixing electrolytes and active materials; to assembling the individual cells into battery modules in giant gigafactories; to recycling them at the end of their useful lives.
Full charge ahead: the relentless rise of the battery market
29
Jun
2022
A banking revolution to solve the challenge of climate change
Banking in the 80’s was a somewhat simpler business and climate change a topic for the future. Turn the clock forward...
Expert views
Banking in the 80’s was a somewhat simpler business and climate change a topic for the future. Turn the clock forward three to four decades, and banking faces nothing short of a revolution as it works with multinationals, governments, and start-ups to decarbonise the global economy by 2050.
A banking revolution to solve the challenge of climate change
28
Jun
2022
Rising to the challenge of digital payments
As payments continue down the digital journey, the industry is being forced to re-invent payment technologies to...
Expert views
As payments continue down the digital journey, the industry is being forced to re-invent payment technologies to continue offering secure and efficient services. From increased collaboration to the industry’s need for combatting fraud, efficiency increasing and standardisation, today’s challenges offer a wide avenue for innovation.
Rising to the challenge of digital payments
22
Jun
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
22
Jun
2022
Chile and the Rise of Sustainability-Linked Finance
Landmark bond serves as model to finance the vast environmental and social ambitions of countries
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Landmark bond serves as model to finance the vast environmental and social ambitions of countries
Chile and the Rise of Sustainability-Linked Finance
17
Jun
2022
Carbon capture moves to fulfil its decarbonisation potential
An appropriate risk allocation across the CCS value chain can enable more projects to be project financed.
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An appropriate risk allocation across the CCS value chain can enable more projects to be project financed.
Carbon capture moves to fulfil its decarbonisation potential
15
Jun
2022
Adapting the inflationary environment – Why investors should seek out inflation hedges
From virtually zero at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in spring 2020, to 5% a year later (May 2021), and a...
Expert views
From virtually zero at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in spring 2020, to 5% a year later (May 2021), and a 40-year high of 8.6% in May, US consumer price inflation has blown through estimates, expectations and economists’ narratives. And America’s experience is being repeated across much of the rest of the world, including Asia Pacific. How can...
Adapting the inflationary environment – Why investors should seek out inflation hedges
14
Jun
2022
How sustainable bond innovation fuels positive change
The expansion of the sustainable bond market is opening up new funding opportunities for a wider range of companies and...
Expert views
The expansion of the sustainable bond market is opening up new funding opportunities for a wider range of companies and connecting investors with projects that support Asia’s transition to a low-carbon future.
How sustainable bond innovation fuels positive change
13
Jun
2022
Why ABS is a key contributor to the sustainability transition
Securitisation of cars, homes and credit card receivables has a role to play in transitioning to a zero-carbon economy...
Expert views
Securitisation of cars, homes and credit card receivables has a role to play in transitioning to a zero-carbon economy and reducing social inequality. While issuance is set to grow, challenges remain to be tackled along the way.
Why ABS is a key contributor to the sustainability transition
08
Jun
2022
Union building: how to create an integrated payments market for Europe
In many respects, the European Union, underpinned by a common currency, is a grand political project with the aim of...
Expert views
In many respects, the European Union, underpinned by a common currency, is a grand political project with the aim of fostering peace and stability. In other ways it is an eminently practical one, designed to help the European industry compete in an increasingly tough global marketplace.
Union building: how to create an integrated payments market for Europe
07
Jun
2022
CBDCs: additional means of payment, no store of value
This year, at Universwiftnet 2022, Societe Generale Global Transaction Banking's experts talked about the irresistible...
Cash Clearing
This year, at Universwiftnet 2022, Societe Generale Global Transaction Banking's experts talked about the irresistible rise in central bank digital currencies (CBDCs)
CBDCs: additional means of payment, no store of value
30
May
2022
Development of fibre in France: the final stretch
In France alone, the bank has been involved in the financing of 25 fibre optic projects with all the major private...
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In France alone, the bank has been involved in the financing of 25 fibre optic projects with all the major private operators, enabling the connection of 16 million homes and businesses.
Development of fibre in France: the final stretch
25
May
2022
A new breed of interconnector is set to boost energy resilience
Interconnectors deliver clean energy as well as flexibility and resilience to provide electricity to neighbor’s...
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Interconnectors deliver clean energy as well as flexibility and resilience to provide electricity to neighbor’s countries.
A new breed of interconnector is set to boost energy resilience
25
May
2022
T+1 settlement in India – keeping up with India’s speed dreams
The transition to next-day settlement is a move that promises to make India’s equity markets among the fastest and most...
Expert views
The transition to next-day settlement is a move that promises to make India’s equity markets among the fastest and most efficient in the world. T+1 is inevitable. The full benefits, however, will only be achieved when all participants are on board with processes crunched and optimised with the help of technology advancement.
T+1 settlement in India – keeping up with India’s speed dreams
24
May
2022

Fresh from speaking at the 121 Group mining conference in South Africa, Lenaig Trenaux, Global Head of Mining, Metals...
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Fresh from speaking at the 121 Group mining conference in South Africa, Lenaig Trenaux, Global Head of Mining, Metals and Industries Finance, shares her views on the evolution of the mining sector.
23
May
2022
Bank leads charge into challenging new renewables markets
Find out more about how Societe Generale leads charge into challenging new renewables market: interview of our experts...
Expert views
Find out more about how Societe Generale leads charge into challenging new renewables market: interview of our experts Federico Turegano and Olivier Musset published on Risk.net, May 5 2022.
Bank leads charge into challenging new renewables markets
18
May
2022
Decrypting crypto: institutional adoption of digital assets has the potential to remake finance
Few financial innovations have caught the public imagination like cryptocurrencies. When Bitcoin was born out of the...
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Few financial innovations have caught the public imagination like cryptocurrencies. When Bitcoin was born out of the turmoil of the global financial crisis in 2009 it seemed rather mundane: an electronic peer-to-peer cash system, launched via an academic white paper by an anonymous author Satoshi Nakamoto. Its price was $0.
Decrypting crypto: institutional adoption of digital assets has the potential to remake finance
15
May
2022
"2050 Investors": tune in to a megatrend
Discover the podcast that provides insightful analyses of current trends that affect the economy, the planet, markets...
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