ESG/SRI Research & Advisory

Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) factors, as well as Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) issues, are material performance drivers.

At the heart of the bank’s market activities since 2006, Societe Generale Cross-Asset Research’s ESG team is dedicated to providing expert advisory services on Environmental, Social and Governance topics.

In 2020, Societe Generale was the first bank to systematically integrate ESG criteria in its fundamental analysis, valuations and recommendations on equities, with the aim of providing a framework to help investors make informed decisions by combining traditional financial metrics with financially relevant and actionable analysis of ESG issues. Such innovations are in addition to the advisory services the ESG research team provides clients with regards to, for example, the plethora of new ESG regulations being deployed by states and regulators.

award sustainable investment

In 2021, Societe Generale won the “ESG research of the year” award from Environmental Finance, a strong industry confirmation of the excellence and pioneering approach the bank has taken in this field.  Consistently at the top of benchmark rankings and surveys, this is a new recognition of the quality of the content and advisory services the bank provides investor and corporate clients in support of their ESG transitions and investment decisions.