Great ideas should see the light

Every great ambition contributing to a more sustainable future needs an efficient sustainable finance solution.

In 2022, our commitment, methodology and actions were rewarded by a long series of prestigious sustainability-related awards (IFR, The Banker, Euromoney, Global Finance). This is the result of more than 20 years of thought leadership and innovation by our teams who never stop in the face of a great challenge, for our clients and the next generations.

The world is urging all of us to rethink our impact and act for a fair social and environmental transition. By embedding positive impact across our advisory, financing and investment solutions, we support our clients to implement their net zero strategies or shift toward a more sustainable business model. 

#POWERING THE ENERGY TRANSITION

Our expertise in the energy sector and across all value chains, combined with our cross-sectorial approach, allows us to play a key role in advising and financing our clients’ transformation. And the best way to illustrate our commitment,
is to share with you a wave of innovative projects initiated and propelling us toward a more sustainable future.

Highlights of a few projects
all over the world.

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In a glimpse

ENERGY TRANSITION STORIES

A real estate company in the top 1% of best ESG companies in the world
Merlin properties, the largest traded real estate company in Spain, goes one step further in its plan to become a net...
Clients' successes
Merlin properties, the largest traded real estate company in Spain, goes one step further in its plan to become a net zero emissions company by 2030 after ranking in the top 1% of best ESG companies in the world, according to Sustainalytics.
A real estate company in the top 1% of best ESG companies in the world
Powering NYC into the 22nd Century
With the Champlain Hudson Power Express project
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With the Champlain Hudson Power Express project
Powering NYC into the 22nd Century
Repowering treatment for the oldest wind farm in Africa
The oldest utility-scale wind farm in Africa located in Koudia al Baida will double its capacity to 100MW.
Energy
The oldest utility-scale wind farm in Africa located in Koudia al Baida will double its capacity to 100MW.
Repowering treatment for the oldest wind farm in Africa
Unlocking the zero-carbon potential of the East Coast Cluster in Teesside
Advising on Net Zero Teesside Power and the Northern Endurance Partnership that will use innovative carbon capture...
Clients' successes
Advising on Net Zero Teesside Power and the Northern Endurance Partnership that will use innovative carbon capture technology and subsea CO2 storage to power the UK’s first zero-carbon industrial cluster.
Unlocking the zero-carbon potential of the East Coast Cluster in Teesside
The clean energy market is showing good health, unlike most other sectors
Despite the challenging global market conditions, Opdenergy, a Spanish Independent Power Producer (IPP), focused on...
Clients' successes
Despite the challenging global market conditions, Opdenergy, a Spanish Independent Power Producer (IPP), focused on solar photovoltaic and onshore wind energy production, successfully completed its IPO last July with a high-quality demand.
The clean energy market is showing good health, unlike most other sectors
Helping to make data centers more climate friendly
Big builders of data centers are responding to climate change by both decarbonizing with new and upgraded facilities,...
Clients' successes
Big builders of data centers are responding to climate change by both decarbonizing with new and upgraded facilities, and ensuring power is used as efficiently as possible. Some new data center facilities rely almost entirely on renewable energy. Designs for new data centers seek to achieve Power Utilization Efficiency (“PUE”) better (lower) than industry...
Helping to make data centers more climate friendly
Fuelling the Hydrogen Economy in the UK
Kickstarting the country’s hydrogen future, Vertex Hydrogen is designing, developing, and building the UK's first large...
NeuConnect – a new electricity link between Germany and the UK
To achieve its climate and energy goals, Europe needs to improve cross-border electricity interconnections. The EU has...
Clients' successes
To achieve its climate and energy goals, Europe needs to improve cross-border electricity interconnections. The EU has set an interconnection target to encourage European countries to interconnect their installed electricity production capacity. NeuConnect will be the first interconnector between Germany and the UK, two of Europe’s largest energy markets.
NeuConnect – a new electricity link between Germany and the UK
eFuels propelling us towards a carbon neutral future
Company looks to deploy $50 billion of capital to develop, construct, and operate facilities in the United States,...
Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance
Company looks to deploy $50 billion of capital to develop, construct, and operate facilities in the United States, Chile, and Australia that will produce approximately 150,000 barrels of carbon-neutral eFuels daily and decarbonize more than 5 million vehicles.
eFuels propelling us towards a carbon neutral future
Societe Generale supported Flying Whales in its third round of fundraising to develop a low-environmental-impact cargo airship
On June 23rd, 2022, FLYING WHALES closed its third equity fundraising of EUR 122 million to finish the development and...
Clients' successes
On June 23rd, 2022, FLYING WHALES closed its third equity fundraising of EUR 122 million to finish the development and launch the production of the LCA60T airship.
Societe Generale supported Flying Whales in its third round of fundraising to develop a low-environmental-impact cargo airship
Energising the UK’s Offshore Windfarm Capabilities
New subsea power cable manufacturing and R&D facility to enhance the UK’s growing offshore windfarm capabilities, while...
Clients' successes
New subsea power cable manufacturing and R&D facility to enhance the UK’s growing offshore windfarm capabilities, while helping to reassert the North East of England as a manufacturing heartland.
Energising the UK’s Offshore Windfarm Capabilities
Providing green liquidity: Sustainable working capital for China’s energy transition
A key player in the Asia Pacific renewable energy sector has accessed essential working capital through a pioneering...
Clients' successes
A key player in the Asia Pacific renewable energy sector has accessed essential working capital through a pioneering green working capital loan. Societe Generale’s teams worked closely together to provide the advice and funding that made it all happen.
Providing green liquidity: Sustainable working capital for China’s energy transition
Greenlink, connecting the energy transition
Find out more about the Greenlink Interconnector, the first privately funded interconnector in Europe which will be a...
Energy & natural resources
Find out more about the Greenlink Interconnector, the first privately funded interconnector in Europe which will be a key piece of the energy transition story: an article written by Michael De Witte, Director, Energy Advisory & Project Finance, Nathalie Lemarcis, Co-Head of Energy Advisory and Project Finance, Societe Generale in London and James O’Reilly,...
Greenlink, connecting the energy transition
Sustainability financing to support the sale of zero-emission electric vehicles and lower income people
Hyundai Card combined its securitisation experience and ESG ambition in a pioneering offering of sustainability...
Clients' successes
Hyundai Card combined its securitisation experience and ESG ambition in a pioneering offering of sustainability asset-backed securities (ABS), aligning with both social and environmental objectives.
Sustainability financing to support the sale of zero-emission electric vehicles and lower income people
Up to 380,000 Homes to be Energized by Greenlink Interconnector
Greenlink Interconnector to link the power markets of Ireland and Great Britain, enhancing energy supply, creating jobs,...
Clients' successes
Greenlink Interconnector to link the power markets of Ireland and Great Britain, enhancing energy supply, creating jobs, and supporting the growth and integration of low carbon energy.
Up to 380,000 Homes to be Energized by Greenlink Interconnector
First LNG bunkering vessel in France: the shipping industry accelerates its energy transition
"Gas Vitality" is owned by Emerald Blue Maritime S.A.S. (100% subsidiary of Japan-based company Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd...
Financing
"Gas Vitality" is owned by Emerald Blue Maritime S.A.S. (100% subsidiary of Japan-based company Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd (MOL)) and will be chartered on a long-term basis to an affiliate of France-headquartered energy company TotalEnergies in the port of Marseille-Fos.
First LNG bunkering vessel in France: the shipping industry accelerates its energy transition
A novel financing solution for Japan’s solar energy ambitions
An innovative financing package for Japan’s Azuma Kofuji solar facility could provide a template for renewables projects...
Clients' successes
An innovative financing package for Japan’s Azuma Kofuji solar facility could provide a template for renewables projects that meet the country’s unique requirements.
A novel financing solution for Japan’s solar energy ambitions
Working together to promote sustainable finance in Hong Kong
Mobilising green and sustainable finance in Asia Pacific is critical to meet the region’s energy transition and...
Hong Kong
Mobilising green and sustainable finance in Asia Pacific is critical to meet the region’s energy transition and decarbonisation targets.
Working together to promote sustainable finance in Hong Kong
Forty years in China: Finance that is clean, green and still realistic
The growing threat of climate change has given great urgency to the wider need of the business and financial sectors to...
China
The growing threat of climate change has given great urgency to the wider need of the business and financial sectors to embrace what is known as Corporate & Social Responsibility (CSR). What started as a trend in the developed markets of Europe and the United States has grown into a truly global movement with tremendous momentum: one third of assets under...
Forty years in China: Finance that is clean, green and still realistic
Australia on track for net zero
Green financing enables infrastructure developers to fund projects that contribute to countries’ and industries’...
Clients' successes
Green financing enables infrastructure developers to fund projects that contribute to countries’ and industries’ net-zero pathways. Societe Generale has helped to refinance Australia’s electric rail project in Queensland, which will further the state government’s economic development plans while also saving on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Australia on track for net zero
Making waves with first Certified green shipping loan under the global Climate Bonds Standard
A first-of-its-kind green loan for the shipping industry will help New Zealand’s KiwiRail to commission and...
Clients' successes
A first-of-its-kind green loan for the shipping industry will help New Zealand’s KiwiRail to commission and progressively upgrade two hybrid electric/diesel ferries that will carry the country towards its ambitious sustainability goals.
Making waves with first Certified green shipping loan under the global Climate Bonds Standard
Acciona Energía: Making renewable energy economically viable on the long term
Acciona Energía, a Spanish renewable energy operator, successfully launched its first senior unsecured green bond last...
Clients' successes
Acciona Energía, a Spanish renewable energy operator, successfully launched its first senior unsecured green bond last September with great demand from investors.
Acciona Energía: Making renewable energy economically viable on the long term
Blue sky thinking for China’s solar revolution
First non-recourse green loan in China’s distributed solar sector is a landmark financing for commercial and industrial...
Clients' successes
First non-recourse green loan in China’s distributed solar sector is a landmark financing for commercial and industrial customers
Blue sky thinking for China’s solar revolution
LNG marine fuel: first port of call on the net zero voyage
Financing one of the world’s first purpose-built LNG Bunkering Vessels to support low-carbon shipping
Clients' successes
Financing one of the world’s first purpose-built LNG Bunkering Vessels to support low-carbon shipping
LNG marine fuel: first port of call on the net zero voyage
Ripple effect: Floating solar project sets a template for Southeast Asia
The first large-scale floating solar installation in Indonesia will set a template for a growing number of similar...
Clients' successes
The first large-scale floating solar installation in Indonesia will set a template for a growing number of similar projects planned in Southeast Asia and beyond. As well as helping Asia reduce its reliance on coal-fired power, this technology offers some compelling advantages over other clean energy solutions.
Ripple effect: Floating solar project sets a template for Southeast Asia
Powering up Vietnam’s energy transition
Societe Generale is working with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to finance a wind power project in Vietnam that helps...
Clients' successes
Societe Generale is working with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to finance a wind power project in Vietnam that helps accelerate the energy transition in Southeast Asia.
Powering up Vietnam’s energy transition
The sun rises on renewable energy in India
India aims to generate 275 Gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2027, up from 136 GW today. Societe Generale...
Clients' successes
India aims to generate 275 Gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2027, up from 136 GW today. Societe Generale is supporting this critical energy transition goal, as illustrated by recent financing of SB Energy and ENGIE’s solar projects.
The sun rises on renewable energy in India
Shipping industry sailing into a decarbonised economy
The world’s largest container ship lessor closed the first sustainability-linked loan and sustainability-linked swap in...
Clients' successes
The world’s largest container ship lessor closed the first sustainability-linked loan and sustainability-linked swap in the sector
Shipping industry sailing into a decarbonised economy