Green & Sustainability-linked Trade Finance

Societe Generale combines its longstanding expertise in positive impact and ESG structuring solutions with Trade Finance, bringing innovative and value-added services to its core clients.


Green Guarantees, Letters of Credit and Stand-by Letters of Credit are Trade Finance instruments which are supporting, guaranteeing and/or financing an underlying project having a clear positive contribution to the environment. This innovative solution focuses on five main sectors: Renewable Energy, Clean Transportation, Waste Management, Sustainable Water and Waste Water Management and Hydrogen. Pioneering this new Green Trade Finance segment, Societe Generale accompanies its core clients to structure tailor-made transactions based on its expertise and significant track record in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.



This innovative offer aims at supporting our core Corporate clients which have engaged a real transition toward a more sustainable business model. Based on an incentive mechanism, we agree and commit to adjusting our conditions to corporate and social responsibility (CSR) targets defined with our clients. This way, we fully support and indirectly participate to the successful ESG transition of our clients.


Sébastien HALLEY DES FONTAINES, Head of Structured Trade Finance & Financial Engineering