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25
Mar
2021
Focus on "GPI CASE RESOLUTION SERVICE"
Our expert, Laurent Collinot, Product Manager, Cash Clearing Services at Societe Generale, shares his views in this...
Transaction Banking
Our expert, Laurent Collinot, Product Manager, Cash Clearing Services at Societe Generale, shares his views in this short video "3 questions, 1 coffee".
Focus on "GPI CASE RESOLUTION SERVICE"
19
Mar
2021
Digitalisation and sustainability: two key trade finance trends in Asia
In early 2021, we are still emerging from the economic wreckage caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic – what...
Asia-Pacific
In early 2021, we are still emerging from the economic wreckage caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic – what are the key financing trends?
Digitalisation and sustainability: two key trade finance trends in Asia
04
Mar
2021
Greenwashing or green-enabling?
Alternative data can help investors capture broader and more timely insight into ESG performance
Asia-Pacific
Alternative data can help investors capture broader and more timely insight into ESG performance
Greenwashing or green-enabling?
24
Feb
2021
ESG In North America: Is “S” The Hidden Iceberg For Corporates?
The call for corporate America to respond to our national social conversation has grown immeasurably louder in 2020 and...
Expert views
The call for corporate America to respond to our national social conversation has grown immeasurably louder in 2020 and is already breaking new ground in 2021. Last year saw corporations scramble to respond to a raft of social emergencies, whether the distress caused by Covid-19, the anguish of the racial justice conversation, or the stark reality of...
ESG In North America: Is “S” The Hidden Iceberg For Corporates?
05
Feb
2021
Trade finance: moving in the right direction as confidence grows
Despite the massive slowdown that we have witnessed in recent months as a result of government reaction globally to the...
Trade Finance
Despite the massive slowdown that we have witnessed in recent months as a result of government reaction globally to the Covid-19 pandemic, suppliers around the world continue to benefit from access to good and inexpensive products and well established infrastructures for trade and trade finance.
Trade finance: moving in the right direction as confidence grows
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...
Expert views
Ambitious plans for battery factories and charging points require not only innovative technology but also pioneering finance.
Bridging Europe’s electric vehicle finance gap
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