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18
Jun
2019
Shipping banks step up with emissions reduction initiative
The future’s bright, it’s green! Aware of the environmental consequences of transporting 90% of the world’s cargo by...
Viewpoints
The future’s bright, it’s green! Aware of the environmental consequences of transporting 90% of the world’s cargo by sea, the banks that finance many of those ships are staging a common intervention.
Shipping banks step up with emissions reduction initiative
28
May
2019
Blockchain heralds a new age for international trade
Anne-Claire Gorge, Global Head of Product Management & Innovation for Trade services at Societe Generale and member of...
Viewpoints
Anne-Claire Gorge, Global Head of Product Management & Innovation for Trade services at Societe Generale and member of the we.trade board of directors, explains how distributed register technology is driving change in the international trade sector.
Blockchain heralds a new age for international trade
20
May
2019
Demonstrating that ESG can lead to superior performance is a game changer
Our conclusions are not the result of backtesting or wishful thinking, according to Yannick Ouaknine, Paris-based head...
Viewpoints
Our conclusions are not the result of backtesting or wishful thinking, according to Yannick Ouaknine, Paris-based head of Sustainability Research at Societe Generale.
Demonstrating that ESG can lead to superior performance is a game changer
10
May
2019
Fighting fraud in real-time payments: a balancing act
As the global trend towards real-time payment systems continues to accelerate, many industry stakeholders fear increased...
03
May
2019
The buoyancy of Transaction Banking
Transaction Banking at Societe Generale has been transformed from a steady and reliable backwater to a dynamic and...
Expert views
Transaction Banking at Societe Generale has been transformed from a steady and reliable backwater to a dynamic and innovative instrument of growth and development.
The buoyancy of Transaction Banking
12
Apr
2019
PSD2: A Revolution That Benefits Everyone
Societe Generale is attending Universwiftnet, the annual forum dedicated to the bank-corporate relationship that takes...
Viewpoints
Societe Generale is attending Universwiftnet, the annual forum dedicated to the bank-corporate relationship that takes place in Paris on March 19th 2019. We have asked Nicolas Cailly, Head of Marketing - Payments & Cash Management at Societe Generale, to explain how this directive can be an opportunity.
PSD2: A Revolution That Benefits Everyone
04
Apr
2019
Societe Generale's insights on Sino-France development
Following Chinese President Xi’s first foreign visit in 2019 and the signing of €40 billion business deals in France,...
Expert views
Following Chinese President Xi’s first foreign visit in 2019 and the signing of €40 billion business deals in France, Pierre-Yves Bonnet shared his views on what’s next for Sino-French business development.
Societe Generale's insights on Sino-France development
28
Mar
2019
Africa’s labour force poised to surpass China and India in the next decade, Clement Gillet
Demography will dominate the conversation in Africa, rising above talk of governance, external debt and a need to...
Expert views
Demography will dominate the conversation in Africa, rising above talk of governance, external debt and a need to realise the potential of agribusiness.
Africa’s labour force poised to surpass China and India in the next decade, Clement Gillet
19
Mar
2019
SWIFT gpi fully meets goals of speed, low cost and transparency
Societe Generale processes international payments via SWIFT gpi, which is becoming the new standard in this area. The...
Cash Clearing
Societe Generale processes international payments via SWIFT gpi, which is becoming the new standard in this area. The Head of Cash Clearing Services explains the major strides allowed by gpi, which meets the banks' expectations for these payments. Societe Generale is one of the leading banks on this standard and participates in the improvement works.
SWIFT gpi fully meets goals of speed, low cost and transparency
18
Mar
2019
Close-Up Look at Private Equity as the Industry Grows and Adapts
As Chairman of Financial Sponsor Coverage, Scott Phillips has helped steer the Societe Generale Americas business...
Expert views
As Chairman of Financial Sponsor Coverage, Scott Phillips has helped steer the Societe Generale Americas business supporting Private Equity for over two decades and has worked with PE firms across the globe. As the industry continues to evolve into something that looks and acts far different than it did at its beginning, we took the opportunity to ask Scott...
Close-Up Look at Private Equity as the Industry Grows and Adapts
01
Mar
2019
We are at the turning point for retail investment in ESG
The argument that returns from ESG-linked investments are worth more than a second look is playing out to the extent...
Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance
The argument that returns from ESG-linked investments are worth more than a second look is playing out to the extent that buying into the sustainable finance model is nudging its way towards the mainstream.
We are at the turning point for retail investment in ESG
20
Feb
2019
Living on the hedge and peering into domestic markets
A prominent role in hedging the latest billion dollar-plus Eurobond for Ivory Coast and assisting in the development of...
Expert views
A prominent role in hedging the latest billion dollar-plus Eurobond for Ivory Coast and assisting in the development of domestic bond markets in Africa mark Societe Generale's continued commitment to advancing financial markets in the region.
Living on the hedge and peering into domestic markets
08
Feb
2019
Lyxor goes green for debut ESG ETF listing in The Nordics
Lyxor has listed its first exchange-traded fund (ETF) in Sweden, a Green Bond ETF that started life on 21 February 2017...
Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance
Lyxor has listed its first exchange-traded fund (ETF) in Sweden, a Green Bond ETF that started life on 21 February 2017 as the world’s first of its kind. The new listing on the Nasdaq-OMX Exchange of an ETF that has €54.2m of assets under management marks an expansion in the region that has included moving office into a local Societe Generale branch that was...
Lyxor goes green for debut ESG ETF listing in The Nordics
08
Feb
2019
Banks help engineer the low-carbon economy
When ALD Automotive, a leading worldwide vehicle leasing company, raised EUR 500m through a Positive Impact Bond in...
Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance
When ALD Automotive, a leading worldwide vehicle leasing company, raised EUR 500m through a Positive Impact Bond in October 2018 to buy ‘clean energy’ cars, it took a pioneering approach by selecting the cars with the lowest CO2 emissions over their entire lifecycles from their manufacturing to recycling.
Banks help engineer the low-carbon economy
31
Jan
2019
Austrian and German borrowers opt for a guten tag
Two large loan facilities completed in December 2018 marked the first-time use of environmental, social governance (ESG)...
Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance
Two large loan facilities completed in December 2018 marked the first-time use of environmental, social governance (ESG) ratings in loan agreements by Austrian and German borrowers, in the form of a five-year, €500m revolving credit facility for Verbund and a same-term, €1.5 billion revolver for Henkel, respectively. Societe Generale was the ESG coordinator...
Austrian and German borrowers opt for a guten tag
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