Positive Impact Finance

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Our corporate purpose isn’t just an ambition. “Building together, with our clients, a better and sustainable future through responsible and innovative financial solutions” is what drives us every day in our decision making. It is also what motivates us in taking an active part in the transformation of your business, continuing to leverage innovation, support emerging leaders and create bespoke solutions that you need.

To create the future we hope for, all of us must rethink our impact. And as the world’s best bank for transition strategy in 2022 and 2023 by Euromoney, we are well positioned to help you achieve your sustainability goals with positive impact embedded in our advisory, financing and investment solutions. With over 20 years of thought leadership and innovation from our expert teams that never stop in the face of challenge, you can count on us for your sustainability journey.

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ENERGY TRANSITION STORIES

Renewing India: an energy transition that is well on the way
Every country is striving to reach net zero carbon emissions in the coming decades. But not all of them face India’s...
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Every country is striving to reach net zero carbon emissions in the coming decades. But not all of them face India’s additional challenges of trying to decarbonise a rapidly growing economy, while also extending electricity coverage to a still largely rural population of 1.4 billion.
Renewing India: an energy transition that is well on the way
Steel production: replacing coal with green hydrogen
H2 Green Steel, the first large-scale project in the green steel sector, recently announced completion of a financing...
Powering Energy Transition
H2 Green Steel, the first large-scale project in the green steel sector, recently announced completion of a financing package of more than EUR 6bn.
Steel production: replacing coal with green hydrogen
A gigafactory to produce greener batteries in Sweden
As Europe transitions to electric cars and, with the end of sales of new internal combustion engine cars in 2035, the...
Clients' successes
As Europe transitions to electric cars and, with the end of sales of new internal combustion engine cars in 2035, the need for electric batteries to support the transition is growing.
A gigafactory to produce greener batteries in Sweden
Towards a low-carbon cement in Senegal
The challenges of decarbonizing African cities are numerous, considering the continent’s economic and demographic...
Powering Energy Transition
The challenges of decarbonizing African cities are numerous, considering the continent’s economic and demographic growth. The cement sector, a key sector for Africa’s development, is one of them.
Towards a low-carbon cement in Senegal
Largest solar photovoltaic project underway in the Sultanate of Oman
The Manah 1 project, in line with the “Oman Vision 2040” will increase power generation capacity through renewable...
Clients' successes
The Manah 1 project, in line with the “Oman Vision 2040” will increase power generation capacity through renewable independent power projects.
Largest solar photovoltaic project underway in the Sultanate of Oman
Propelling the future of UK offshore wind growth with Masdar
A rapid shift to renewable energy is crucial if the UK is to meet its climate change goals. Wind power is key to...
Clients' successes
A rapid shift to renewable energy is crucial if the UK is to meet its climate change goals. Wind power is key to achieving the UK’s renewable energy targets and could contribute towards reaching net zero by 2050.
Propelling the future of UK offshore wind growth with Masdar
Innovation and partnerships to unlock sustainable investments in Africa
Matching Africa’s natural and human capital with financial capital is vital for its sustainable development. Societe...
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Matching Africa’s natural and human capital with financial capital is vital for its sustainable development. Societe Generale is deploying the know-how and experience of its teams to design innovative financings for the continent’s emerging entrepreneurs and impactful projects.
Innovation and partnerships to unlock sustainable investments in Africa
A new gigafactory in the French “battery valley”
Being one of the first of its kind in the Hauts de France region, the AESC gigafactory project will contribute to...
Clients' successes
Being one of the first of its kind in the Hauts de France region, the AESC gigafactory project will contribute to accelerate France’s energy transition and decarbonization efforts as well as reindustrialization, by scaling up the battery technology production needed for the accelerating pace of vehicle electrification.
A new gigafactory in the French “battery valley”
Accelerating the uptake of distributed solar energy systems in New Zealand
State-owned New Zealand Green Investment Finance (NZGIF) has reached a major milestone in its support for the country’s...
Powering Energy Transition
State-owned New Zealand Green Investment Finance (NZGIF) has reached a major milestone in its support for the country’s energy transition with an innovative solar finance debt programme.
Accelerating the uptake of distributed solar energy systems in New Zealand
Eurazeo announces beginning of fundraising for dedicated vehicle supporting sustainable transition of the maritime sector and has appointed Societe Generale as advisor
Eurazeo is pleased to announce the start of fundraising for the “Eurazeo Maritime Transition Fund” and has appointed...
Providing clean energy to more than 1.5 million households in Poland
Upon its completion in 2026, the Baltic Power wind farm will start producing electricity to power over 1.5 million...
Clients' successes
Upon its completion in 2026, the Baltic Power wind farm will start producing electricity to power over 1.5 million households.
Providing clean energy to more than 1.5 million households in Poland
Circular economy: Societe Generale takes a stake in Polestar Capital Circular Debt Fund.
This stake and the resulting business partnership will support innovation and help scale up circular economy projects...
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This stake and the resulting business partnership will support innovation and help scale up circular economy projects and solutions in the Netherlands.
Circular economy: Societe Generale takes a stake in Polestar Capital Circular Debt Fund.
Societe Generale and Brookfield partner to launch a EUR 10 billion private debt
Global partnership brings large-scale private capital to investment grade market while giving investors access to high...
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Global partnership brings large-scale private capital to investment grade market while giving investors access to high quality real asset credit opportunities.
Societe Generale and Brookfield partner to launch a EUR 10 billion private debt
Societe Generale and EIT InnoEnergy join forces to accelerate the successful launch of new industrial champions and boost the energy transition
InnoEnergy and Societe Generale signed a strategic long-term cooperation agreement.
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InnoEnergy and Societe Generale signed a strategic long-term cooperation agreement.
Societe Generale and EIT InnoEnergy join forces to accelerate the successful launch of new industrial champions and boost the energy transition
Why hydrogen is attracting renewed investor interest
Is clean hydrogen about to take off? With strong policy signals in the US and EU, institutional investors are beginning...
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Is clean hydrogen about to take off? With strong policy signals in the US and EU, institutional investors are beginning to think so.
Why hydrogen is attracting renewed investor interest
One of the world’s biggest utility-scale battery energy storage systems to be built in Australia
Shell Energy Australia and Eku Energy, the latter being a company initially established by Macquarie’s Green Investment...
Clients' successes
Shell Energy Australia and Eku Energy, the latter being a company initially established by Macquarie’s Green Investment Group, are developing solutions for Australia’s green revolution
One of the world’s biggest utility-scale battery energy storage systems to be built in Australia
Round-the-clock renewables: a pioneering ‘always on’ power generation in India
India’s ReNew is launching the country’s first project that combines generation from solar and wind farms with...
Clients' successes
India’s ReNew is launching the country’s first project that combines generation from solar and wind farms with affordable energy storage in order to produce ‘always on’ power.
Round-the-clock renewables: a pioneering ‘always on’ power generation in India
One of Africa's largest wind farms to be built in the Gulf of Suez
A new 500 MW onshore wind farm in Egypt will become one of the largest wind farms in Africa.
Clients' successes
A new 500 MW onshore wind farm in Egypt will become one of the largest wind farms in Africa.
One of Africa's largest wind farms to be built in the Gulf of Suez
Unleashing Australia’s renewable potential
Australia’s emissions reduction target of 43 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030, and net zero emissions by 2050 will...
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Australia’s emissions reduction target of 43 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030, and net zero emissions by 2050 will require contributions from different parties.
Unleashing Australia’s renewable potential
Generating green electricity for the equivalent of over 1 million households in Germany
EnBW, a leading developer in offshore wind, is building one of Germany’s largest offshore wind farms, He Dreiht, in the...
Clients' successes
EnBW, a leading developer in offshore wind, is building one of Germany’s largest offshore wind farms, He Dreiht, in the North Sea. Societe Generale has been advising EnBW in the context of the project for almost two years.
Generating green electricity for the equivalent of over 1 million households in Germany
The Vendée offshore wind farm, the energy from the sea
62 wind turbines for a major milestone for offshore wind development in France
Clients' successes
62 wind turbines for a major milestone for offshore wind development in France
The Vendée offshore wind farm, the energy from the sea
Best Investment Bank for Sustainable Financing 2023
Societe Generale named "Best Investment Bank for Sustainable Financing” by Global Finance, for the second year in a row.
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Societe Generale named "Best Investment Bank for Sustainable Financing” by Global Finance, for the second year in a row.
Best Investment Bank for Sustainable Financing 2023
A new eco-sustainable vessel to meet lower carbon footprint and zero emissions at port
The island-like location makes Finland extremely dependent on regular maritime transportation. Finnlines, one of the...
Clients' successes
The island-like location makes Finland extremely dependent on regular maritime transportation. Finnlines, one of the biggest shipping companies in Finland, provides reliable sea connections to the private and public sector in the most sustainable and environmentally friendly way.
A new eco-sustainable vessel to meet lower carbon footprint and zero emissions at port
Financing solar energy projects in Central and West Africa
The Afrigreen Debt Impact Fund attracts a consortium of investors as part of its first closing.
Clients' successes
The Afrigreen Debt Impact Fund attracts a consortium of investors as part of its first closing.
Financing solar energy projects in Central and West Africa
Invest without Carbon: Greenflation, and turning costs into opportunities through ESG research
Energy transition comes at a cost, which market participants and policymakers have called “greenflation”. Greenflation...
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Energy transition comes at a cost, which market participants and policymakers have called “greenflation”. Greenflation is the inflation created when prices of commodities needed to green the economy rise due to increased demand or reduced supply.
Invest without Carbon: Greenflation, and turning costs into opportunities through ESG research
Charging up Down Under: the potential of Australia’s electric vehicle market
Almost 90% of households in Australia own a vehicle, with over half owning more than one; and the average Australian...
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Almost 90% of households in Australia own a vehicle, with over half owning more than one; and the average Australian drives nearly 13,000km per year (Footnote 1,2). Both numbers are higher than almost anywhere except North America.
Charging up Down Under: the potential of Australia’s electric vehicle market
Senegal illuminated by the world’s most extensive public solar lighting project
More than 100,000 off-grid solar streetlights in over 400 cities across Senegal will bring eco-friendly lighting to the...
Clients' successes
More than 100,000 off-grid solar streetlights in over 400 cities across Senegal will bring eco-friendly lighting to the population along roads, schools, hospitals, in public areas and national parks.
Senegal illuminated by the world’s most extensive public solar lighting project
From Renewables to Real Estate, Societe Generale is helping Clients across Asia Pacific advance on their Journey to Sustainability
There is no question that 2022 was a challenging year, with geopolitical turmoil, rising inflation and interest rates,...
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There is no question that 2022 was a challenging year, with geopolitical turmoil, rising inflation and interest rates, slowing economic growth and real concern over energy security and supply chains.
From Renewables to Real Estate, Societe Generale is helping Clients across Asia Pacific advance on their Journey to Sustainability
How Sustainable Trade Finance is driving Asia’s Energy Transition
Being amongst the pioneer on Sustainable Trade Finance, Societe Generale has developed several trade finance products to...
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Being amongst the pioneer on Sustainable Trade Finance, Societe Generale has developed several trade finance products to help support its clients in their transition. Shujue Cai, Head of Structured Trade and ESG Transaction Banking for Asia Pacific, shares her views on how sustainable trade finance solutions create positive impact to our clients, environment...
How Sustainable Trade Finance is driving Asia’s Energy Transition
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