Sustainable & Positive Investing
With a top-ranked ESG Research team, performing index solutions and a broad Sustainable and Positive Impact product offer – ranging from the most vanilla to the most customised proposal – our aim is to deliver sustainable investment solutions that fit the diverse ESG & SRI strategies of our clients.
ESG, AN INTEGRAL PART OF SOCIETE GENERALE RESEARCH
Our research house dedicated to sustainability is among the first created within investment banks since 2005. We are convinced that sustainability has become one of the core components of a company’s intrinsic value and performance. With the systematic integration of ESG criteria to our equity research reports, we aim to provide a practical framework to help investors make informed decisions by combining traditional financial metrics with valuable and actionable analysis of key ESG issues. Our research analysts and strategists have teamed up to deliver integrated research products with an ESG component built in. Our goal in this is to assist the investment community in better understanding what are likely to be the key themes and drivers of change in the coming years.
SELECTING THE RIGHT ESG CRITERIA FOR YOUR INVESTMENTS, TO DO GOOD AND DO WELL
Investing according to ESG criteria can be done in various ways, with continuing development of metrics and ways of analysing companies. There are now more robust datasets in ESG as well as actionable approaches that allow investors to improve their ESG exposure. At Societe Generale, we assist the investment community on finding key growth drivers and opportunities in the coming years, via for instance, our leading ESG index platform with cutting edge customisation capabilities.
PIONEERING THE BROADEST RANGE OF SUSTAINABLE & POSITIVE SOLUTIONS
We innovated in a series of firsts, leveraging our cross-asset engineering capabilities to provide customised solutions aligned with our clients’ needs and ESG investment strategies. Societe Generale launched the first socially responsible cash deposits for corporates, and structured the first Positive Impact Notes to support a range of Positive Impact Financings such as SMEs, renewables, healthcare & education facilities; the latest innovation in that range of products support Positive Impact Financings in Africa. We also structured products that sponsor reforestation projects and charities. We pioneer with sustainability-linked derivatives and ESG-screened collateral solutions. On the asset management side, Lyxor has broken new grounds with the world’s First Green Bond ETF and other ESG index ETF.