Committed to the environment
The European Sustainable Development Week is an occasion to take a look at the Group’s environmental commitments. Societe Generale has in place a voluntary Corporate Social Responsibility policy, an example of which is the Bank’s decision to double its financing for renewable energy projects by 2020. With this new objective of €10 billion in funding, the Group reaffirms its position as a key global player in financing the energy transition.
Financing renewable energy: Sanchuan Energy
Societe Generale successfully closed an RMB 280 million 5-year senior secured structured club loan for a subsidiary of Sanchuan Energy Group, in conjunction with other banks. The deal will finance a 48MW hydro plant in Yunnan province, China. A strategic step that puts Societe Generale at the forefront of the growing renewable energy market in Asia Pacific.
Citizen Commitment Time 2016
Citizen Commitment embodies Societe Generale's commitment to solidarity and the many different ways the Group's employees can get commited. From late April to late June, employees from Societe Generale are invited to scratch their heads, break a sweat or simply make themselves available for organizations acting in favor of education or inclusion through sports and/or cultural activities.
Committed to Taiwan Fund for Children and Families
On May 7th, 3 Societe Generale Taïwan employees, as well as 3 coaches from vendor, has organized a fantastic 3 hour Kayaking tour to 21 fist time kayakers of the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families. The instructors firstly provide safety procedures prior to first launch, and assist these young people during the tour with tweaking their technique. Eventually these young people can move their boat fast, and enjoy the view along the river. After the activity, all people felt great and expected the next event!
The Group’s commitment to citizenship is a major focus of our social responsibility policy. It is notably expressed through the actions of the Societe Generale Foundation – which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2016 – and in the direct involvement of our staff. Societe Generale is committed to education and professional integration, as well as social inclusion through sporting and cultural activities. (video in french)
Freeing the creativity with Openmind Kfé
“Think out of the box", as the saying goes, means that it’s a good idea, whatever business you work in, to get out of the usual routine and think in a wider perspective. To aid this process, Openmind Kfé offers the possibility of doing exactly that to companies taking their employees outside of their usual environment to brainstorm together, share knowledge, build relationships and innovate differently in "co-meeting" areas.
Open innovation: leverage for our transformation
Societe Generale’s Innovation approach is based on the creative force of its members of staff and on ties between internal communities and the innovation ecosystem. Aymeril Hoang, Head of Innovation for the Group, discusses this strategy.
Latest press releases
Annual General Meeting and board of directors dated 18 may 2016
Annual General Meeting The Combined General Meeting of shareholders of Societe Generale was held on 18 May 2016 at Paris Expo - Espace Grande Arche, La Défense, and was chaired by Mr. Lorenzo Bini Smaghi.
OVER THE WALLS, an artistic programme by the Societe Generale Collection, from june 2016
OVER THE WALLS is an artistic programme (exhibitions and meetings) that showcases Societe Generale’s contemporary art collection in three exhibitions being held in Paris and the Ile-de-France region: - Visions of Architecture I / Societe Generale Towers in La Défense (June-December 2016) - Solo Show by Julien Prévieux / Central Branch in Paris (June-December 2016) - Visions of Architecture II / Les Dunes buildings in Val de Fontenay (September-December 2016)