Societe Generale supports the initiative"All United against Coronavirus" and strenghtens its commitments to associations which are partners of its corporate foundation and this through numerous actions, initiatives in France and abroad.
Frédéric Oudéa Chief Executive Officer
Commitment has always been one of the strengths of the Societe Generale Group, in our daily job as much as in our civic actions. We reaffirm this feature with all of the Group's employees as this exceptional situation requires an exceptional mobilisation.
Ensuring continued banking services, protecting our staff and supporting our clients
To face the spread of Covid-19, Societe Generale group has been fully engaged all over the world to ensure the continuity of banking services, to protect its staff and to support its clients. From the beginning of the health crisis, in every countries in which the Group operates, exceptional support schemes have been put in place to help mitigate the negative impact on the economies, in close link with the public authorities. Societe Generale teams have been quick to react everywhere, showing their capacity and willingness to back the efforts of public actors and associations to fight against the epidemic.
A donation of €1 million to the “All United Against Coronavirus” initiative
In addition to the work carried out by our staff in their professional capacities, Societe Generale is donating €1 million to the “All United Against Coronavirus” alliance, set up by the Fondation de France, the French public hospital authorities ("AP-HP") and the Pasteur Institute.
All United Against Coronavirus has launched a call to private individuals and corporates alike to support healthcare workers and researchers on the front line facing the emergency, and helping the most vulnerable. Societe Generale group has asked also its staff to join in with this movement for collective action.
Committed to all forms of rugby
"Official Bank" of Rugby since 1987, Societe Generale helps the development of Rugby by sharing its values of engagement and team spirit. The Bank is a committed partner, supporting Rugby on both the professional and amateur level in France and around the world.
A 30-year historic partnership with Rugby
Societe Generale became the official bank of rugby in 1987. Today, this partnership allows the bank to promote its brand from grassroots to top levels and to associate its values with those of rugby. This deeply-rooted commitment can be traced back to the beginning of the last century.
Promoting golf, its renown and popularity
Societe Generale has been supporting The Evian Championship, one of the five major championships on the LPGA tour, since 2008. Through this longtime partnership, the Group contributes to the sport renown and popularity all around the world. In France, the Bank is an official sponsor of the French Golf Federation : we support its members in their pursuit and love of the sport.
Cultural patronage, open and accessible to all
Over the last 30 years, the Mécénat Musical Societe Generale has become one of the leading patrons of classical music in France. Mécénat Musical supports music by encouraging promising young talents through scholarships and instrument loans. It also supports ensembles and key players in the field of music. With the aim of bringing musical heritage to new audiences, the organisation supports many educational projects. In 2018, Mécénat Musical has worked with over 50 partners such as the prestigious concert hall Philharmonie de Paris and the musical season of La Scala. Since 1988, 1 300 scholarships have been granted to pupils from national music conservatories in Paris and Lyon.
Playing for Philharmonie
380 amateur musicians and chorists, all Societe Generale staff members from France, Romania and Senegal, will perform alongside professional musicians of the "Les Siècles" orchestra and will be joined by a group of children from the Démos project, which aims to open up classical music to young children and is also supported by Societe Generale. For this fourth Playing for Philharmonie, three concerts are scheduled, one of which is included in the annual programme of the Paris Philharmonie and so open for the first time to the general public. This great collective adventure was made possible thanks to the strength of the relationship between Societe Generale and its two partners, the "Les Siècles"orchestra and the Philharmonie of Paris.
Societe Generale has been deeply invested in arts patronage for more than 20 years.
The contemporary art collection (photography, paintings, sculptures, lithography, etc.), materialises the Group's support of artistic creation in France and abroad.
The development of the Collection went hand in hand with a desire to share contemporary art with the wider public, especially children. Guided tours, educational workshops, artistic projects and a growing visibility on social media have contributed to the sustainability of this commitment.
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Societe Generale Foundation: committed together
We put our commitment to solidarity into practice through the initiatives of the Corporate Foundation for Solidarity, created in 2006. To better meet the needs of the beneficiaries, Societe Generale's solidarity groups also support local professional insertion associations. The Foundation reinforces the involvement of these groups, especially in Brazil, Morocco and the United Kingdom.
Societe Generale staff members - all amateur musicians and singers - share their experiences of performing under the conductor François-Xavier Roth and alongside the Les Siècles orchestra.
Since 2003, Societe Generale has been committed to working closely with the French Federation for Disabled Sport (FFH) to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities. During the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games, Societe Generale stands alongside the French Paralympic team to try and bring greater media attention to the practice of disabled sports.