20 stories to tell 2020

2020 was an unexpected year.  But at the heart of the crisis, our clients and our teams remained committed to a better world.

This document gathers a series of stories and testimonies illustrating our long-lasting commitment alongside our clients, to energy transition, to Africa, to more sustainable cities and societies.

We thank all our clients and partners for their trust.

INSIGHTS

CaixaBank issues its first Tier2 subordinated green bond for €1 billion
CaixaBank, Spain’s leading retail bank, reinforced its position as a bank committed to society, the environment and the fight against climate change with the issuance, last month, of its first Tier2 subordinated green bond for €1 billion.
CaixaBank issues its first Tier2 subordinated green bond for €1 billion
Accelerating hydropower's clean energy developments with innovative sustainable financing
VERBUND AG, the leading producer of hydropower in Austria, issues the first ever EU-taxonomy aligned “Green and Sustainability-Linked Bond”. Societe Generale is on board as one of VERBUND’s trusted relationship banks.
Accelerating hydropower's clean energy developments with innovative sustainable financing
Dogger Bank Wind Farm: A game changer in the offshore sector
Located off the Yorkshire Coast of England, the Dogger Bank Wind Farm will produce enough renewable electricity to power six million UK homes each year. It represents a 9£bn investment. Once fully complete in 2026, it will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm.
Dogger Bank Wind Farm: A game changer in the offshore sector
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 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
Green energy in Germany: A landesbank on the move
BayernLB has issued its first sustainable benchmark bond and its debut Senior Non-Preferred bond in February with Societe Generale as joint bookrunner. The proceeds will be used to fund solar and wind power projects.
Green energy in Germany: A landesbank on the move
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 the sector
Shipping industry sailing into a decarbonised economy
A new milestone in the Middle East's energy transition
Leader in renewable energy and sustainable real estate in the Middle East region, Masdar has issued the first Green Trade Finance line in the region.
A new milestone in the Middle East's energy transition
Towards lower carbon cement
LafargeHolcim partners with Societe Generale for the first sustainability-linked bond in the building materials sector
Towards lower carbon cement
Zero-emission target for Bergen city buses in Norway!
Keolis, supported by Societe Generale, is expanding its footprint in Norway and taking a new step in its strategy for sustainable mobility with the operation of its first 100% carbon-free bus network in the city of Bergen.
Zero-emission target for Bergen city buses in Norway!
Huge milestone for the shipping industry in Asia with « Green Jade », the first offshore installation vessel in Taiwan
CDWE is revolutionising Taiwan’s shipbuilding sector while creating high value jobs in the country and providing green energy to the population. Set to enter service in 2022, the new state-of-art vessel will flourish the local renewables market, highlighting a momentum in Taiwan’s offshore wind development.
Huge milestone for the shipping industry in Asia with « Green Jade », the first offshore installation vessel in Taiwan
One step further in decarbonization of public transportation: financing of new Electric buses in Santiago, Chile, is signed.
Program is part of efforts to electrify and decarbonize public transportation infrastructure all across Latin America
One step further in decarbonization of public transportation: financing of new Electric buses in Santiago, Chile, is signed.
Makiber helps develop Angola with the construction of a new Hospital in Kuito
The Spanish contractor Makiber (ACS group) has finished the construction of a new hospital, which marks a major social development for the country.
Makiber helps develop Angola with the construction of a new Hospital in Kuito
First Blue Bond in Asia: oceans can help save the planet
Blue bonds are dedicated to funding marine-related projects such as protecting ocean life, reducing pollution and building offshore windfarms
First Blue Bond in Asia: oceans can help save the planet
Largest solar farm on the US East Coast will supply electricity to "Data Center Alley"
A new solar energy center will supply electricity to the world’s largest concentration of data centers, with the financing contribution of Societe Generale.
Largest solar farm on the US East Coast will supply electricity to "Data Center Alley"
EDF and Societe Generale’s virtual accounts offer
Societe Generale launches a new virtual accounts offer in Europe. On this occasion, EDF, one of the largest energy suppliers in France and abroad, presents the key moments in the co-construction of the project.
EDF and Societe Generale’s virtual accounts offer
Hydroelectric power plants and wind farms continue to grow thanks to green bonds
Ecoener, a Spanish energy generation company, successfully issued a 130 million euros green bond to refinance wind and hydroelectric projects in the Canary Islands and Galicia.
Hydroelectric power plants and wind farms continue to grow thanks to green bonds

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