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28
Jan
2021
Correspondent banking is alive and well and has a key role to play in the future of international payments
Time and time again, correspondent banking has been reported dead as technology has advanced and we have moved into a...
Cash Clearing
Time and time again, correspondent banking has been reported dead as technology has advanced and we have moved into a brave new world. Time and time again, it has come back to life and demonstrated its enduring value.
Correspondent banking is alive and well and has a key role to play in the future of international payments
27
Jan
2021
It’s Time to Have “The Talk” about Energy Transition in North America
In the run-up to President Biden’s emphatic executive orders on Inauguration Day, the climate conversation had rightly...
News
In the run-up to President Biden’s emphatic executive orders on Inauguration Day, the climate conversation had rightly grown louder across corporate America – even quarterly earnings presentations suddenly feature more ESG slides placed earlier in investor decks. This is a conversation that sorely needs to happen, and for which we also need to gain a much...
It’s Time to Have “The Talk” about Energy Transition in North America
25
Jan
2021
Healthcare companies step up collaboration and innovation
A year into a devastating global healthcare crisis, the healthcare industry has gone into overdrive to find and execute...
News
A year into a devastating global healthcare crisis, the healthcare industry has gone into overdrive to find and execute solutions. Larry Williamson, head of healthcare banking at Societe Generale, Americas, has been banking the sector for over 15 years and has developed many long-term relationships with leading global healthcare companies. We talked to him...
Healthcare companies step up collaboration and innovation
22
Dec
2020
On the journey towards sustainability
The onward march of sustainability as a key element in corporate thinking and planning continues, accelerated by the...
ESG/CSR
The onward march of sustainability as a key element in corporate thinking and planning continues, accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic.
On the journey towards sustainability
21
Dec
2020
Asia is catching up on ESG investing, yet presenting promising opportunities.
ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investment in Asia Pacific is often assumed to be in its infancy, but market...
Asia-Pacific
ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investment in Asia Pacific is often assumed to be in its infancy, but market participants are confident that momentum is growing and that the region possesses the will and the means to progress rapidly – and perhaps even to surpass other regions’ ESG progress.
Asia is catching up on ESG investing, yet presenting promising opportunities.
16
Dec
2020
Will offshore wind be a game changer for Japan’s goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050?
“In a country where land can be expensive and scarce, offshore wind can be an accelerator of Japan’s energy transition...
Asia-Pacific
“In a country where land can be expensive and scarce, offshore wind can be an accelerator of Japan’s energy transition journey for Japan.”
Will offshore wind be a game changer for Japan’s goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050?
16
Dec
2020
Business Recovery Plan: Purchase order financing through factoring is now available until June 30th, 2021
Until June 30, 2021, Societe Generale Factoring offers its customers factoring financing as soon as orders are taken,...
Factoring
Until June 30, 2021, Societe Generale Factoring offers its customers factoring financing as soon as orders are taken, without waiting for delivery and the issuance of the corresponding invoices.
Business Recovery Plan: Purchase order financing through factoring is now available until June 30th, 2021
01
Dec
2020
The world stands at a once-in-a-lifetime turning point
In this article, we look back at 2020 and discuss the ramifications for the future of global trade. World trade and...
Trade Finance
In this article, we look back at 2020 and discuss the ramifications for the future of global trade. World trade and gross domestic product have traditionally grown in tandem, but the reactions of governments worldwide to the Covid-19 pandemic have defined a new normal. Serious questions are presenting themselves as to the extent that this new normal will drive...
The world stands at a once-in-a-lifetime turning point
30
Nov
2020
Payers and Payees more than ever connected with Request to Pay
The payment landscape is experiencing a deep revolution with the introduction of real-time banking, the rise of...
Cash Management
The payment landscape is experiencing a deep revolution with the introduction of real-time banking, the rise of digitalisation and new customer expectations.
Payers and Payees more than ever connected with Request to Pay
30
Nov
2020
The Asian Markets key treasury levers
As a treasurer, when you start to look at a vast continent like Asia, you have to realise that there is not one Asian...
Transaction Banking
As a treasurer, when you start to look at a vast continent like Asia, you have to realise that there is not one Asian market but many Asian markets that are already more or less interconnected between each other.
The Asian Markets key treasury levers
25
Nov
2020
How is ESG Reporting changing and what are the driving forces?
As a highly regulated industry, financial services providers lead the way in Environmental, Social & Corporate...
Asia-Pacific
As a highly regulated industry, financial services providers lead the way in Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance (ESG) reporting. But this remains a work in progress: growing demand from policymakers and investors alike for consistency in ESG reporting will drive further convergence in the standards used globally by banks, asset managers and listed...
How is ESG Reporting changing and what are the driving forces?
24
Nov
2020
What will future LNG financing look like?
Changes in the LNG sector is shaping the financing of this asset class, moving away from the long-term and large-scale...
Asia-Pacific
Changes in the LNG sector is shaping the financing of this asset class, moving away from the long-term and large-scale model that was seen in the past.
What will future LNG financing look like?
18
Nov
2020
Bridging Europe’s electric vehicle finance gap
Ambitious plans for battery factories and charging points require not only innovative technology but also pioneering...
Viewpoints
Ambitious plans for battery factories and charging points require not only innovative technology but also pioneering finance.
Bridging Europe’s electric vehicle finance gap
12
Nov
2020
Hydrogen: future proofing the ecological transition?
To face the challenges of the energy transition, supporting the development of solutions linked to decarbonated hydrogen...
Viewpoints
To face the challenges of the energy transition, supporting the development of solutions linked to decarbonated hydrogen is a political priority that requires massive investments. A viewpoint by Olivier Musset, Global Head of the Energy Group and Louis-Aynard de Clermont Tonnerre, Head of Power, Utilities & Infrastructure Industry Group at Societe Generale.
Hydrogen: future proofing the ecological transition?
09
Nov
2020
Privacy Enhancing Technologies (P.E.T), or how to improve overall efficiency and reduce management costs for many use cases in the financial sector
Cecile BARTENIEFF, COO and Head of IT & Operations for Societe Generale Global Banking & Investor Solutions (GBIS) took...
Innovation
Cecile BARTENIEFF, COO and Head of IT & Operations for Societe Generale Global Banking & Investor Solutions (GBIS) took part in SIBOS’ November session round table about Privacy Enhancing Technologies (P.E.T).
Privacy Enhancing Technologies (P.E.T), or how to improve overall efficiency and reduce management costs for many use cases in the financial sector
21
Oct
2020
They didn’t know it was impossible, so they did it
Any would-be potential cyber-attacker who thinks that Covid-19 has created some kind of open season on high-end users of...
Transaction Banking
Any would-be potential cyber-attacker who thinks that Covid-19 has created some kind of open season on high-end users of high-end technology systems really ought to think again, and go and lie down in a dark room until the urge to engage maliciously subsides. Client protection is very much at the top of our list of priorities and we work endlessly to ensure...
They didn’t know it was impossible, so they did it
15
Oct
2020
Technology is catching up with the human imagination, but there remains a long way to go
That is one of the striking features that emerges from a long-term examination of the payments industry, whether at a...
Transaction Banking
That is one of the striking features that emerges from a long-term examination of the payments industry, whether at a local, regional, national or international level.
Technology is catching up with the human imagination, but there remains a long way to go
15
Oct
2020
Masterclass The Banker
Series of masterclass videos from The Banker on correspondent banking, green trade finance and supply chain finance
Series of masterclass videos from The Banker on correspondent banking, green trade finance and supply chain finance
Masterclass The Banker
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