Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial strength and proven expertise in innovation with a strategy of sustainable growth, aiming to be the trusted partner for its clients, committed to the positive transformations of the world.
Active in the real economy for over 150 years, with a solid position in Europe and connected to the rest of the world, Societe Generale employs over 138,000 members of staff in 62 countries and supports on a daily basis 29 million individual clients, businesses and institutional investors around the world. The Group offers a wide range of advisory services and tailored financial solutions to secure transactions, protect and manage assets and savings, and help its clients finance their projects. Societe Generale seeks to protect them in both their day-to-day life and their professional activities, offering the innovative services and solutions they require. The Group’s mission is to empower each and everyone who wants to have a positive impact on the future.
Societe Generale in brief
Societe Generale supports 31 million individuals, professionals, companies and institutional investors worldwide, placing Corporate Social Responsibility, innovation and digital technology at the heart of its activities to continuously enhance the client experience, advance the economy and contribute to development.
A european leader in financial services
As one of the principal European financial services groups, we fully assume our role as bankers: giving all our customers the means to have a positive impact on the future.
Three complementary core businesses
FRENCH RETAIL BANKING, encompasses the Societe Generale, Crédit du Nord and Boursorama brands, each offering a full range of financial services with an omnichannel setup at the cutting edge of digital innovation.
INTERNATIONAL RETAIL BANKING, INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES TO CORPORATES, with networks in Europe, Russia and Africa, and specialised businesses that are leaders in their markets.
GLOBAL BANKING & INVESTOR SOLUTIONS, with recognised expertise, key international positions and integrated solutions.
Since our creation in 1864, we have built on our European roots to develop our business internationally: today, the Bank does 75% of its business in mature markets and 25% in emerging countries. With its unique geographic positioning, combined with its leadership positions, we are a hub connecting Europe, Russia, and Africa with the global financial centres in Asia and the Americas.
Integrated Report 2019-2020
Societe Generale has published its third Integrated Report. Inspired by the guidelines of the reference framework published by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), this Integrated Report presents the Group’s long-term vision and strategy, its business model and model of value creation. It describes the Group’s activities and results for the financial year 2019 with a view to enhancing dialogue around our commitments with all our stakeholders, in a proactive process of transparency and progress.
The future is you
Societe Generale’s brand platform
A year after the launch of our Transform to grow strategic plan, Societe Generale unveiled a new brand platform. Based on the commitment “The future is you”, this signature states the sustainable growth ambitions of a Bank at the service of its clients, the economy and society.
Frédéric Oudéa, Chief Executive Officer
"We are reaffirming our long-term vision at the heart of economies: to be a trusted partner fully committed to contributing to the positive transformations of the world. The prosperity of Europe, sustainable development in Africa, the fight against climate change, the security of savings or, for instance, sustainable transport are all key challenges to which we will actively contribute. Our role is to build the future. By helping people bring their projects to life, by helping businesses develop, by helping communities be stronger. Our mission is to empower each and every one to have a positive impact on the future."
“The future is you” presented by the four Deputy Chief Executive Officers
"The future is you" our new brand signature, explained by Group Deputy Chief Executive Officers Diony Lebot, Philippe Heim, Séverin Cabannes and Philippe Aymerich. They share their vision of what the signature means in their respective area of activities and what it means them personally.
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The Societe Generale logo evolves
From its first monograms to the red and black square, passing via the Pasquier logo, Societe Generale’s visual identity has evolved over time in response to ever-changing requirements in terms of communication and visibility. The “SG” monogram first made its appearance at the end of the 19th century.
Our values in the service of our customers
Meeting our customers’ needs as a trusted partner
In a changing world, we support all our clients while demonstrating true team spirit. A responsible and trusting partner, we provide attentiveness, agility and the complementary nature of our expertise.
We work with our clients the way we work with one another: by listening, building together, valuing contributions and being united in both our successes and our difficulties.
Contributing to the development of economies
Our responsibility and our corporate ethics consist of meeting our customers’ various needs while safeguarding the long-term interests of all our stakeholders.
Our responsibility can also be seen in our courage to be accountable for our actions and decisions and to express our opinions transparently. We attach as much importance to the way we achieve results as we do to the results themselves.
Anticipating the uses of the future
We strive to constantly improve our customer approach by leveraging technical innovation and working together to adapt our solutions and practices to the uses of the future.
True to our entrepreneurial spirit, we are changing our ways of working by promoting sharing, experimentation and out of the box thinking. We learn from successes and failures alike.
Contributing to the success of our clients
Our staff are fully committed to contributing to the success of our clients.
We promote involvement and professional accomplishment for all. We nurture relationships based on trust and mutual respect, both inside and outside the bank.
Our commitment derives from the continued satisfaction of our clients in our skills and expertise.
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For Societe Generale, being the relationship-focused bank of reference also involves supporting our clients who seek to limit their impact on the climate and participating to financing the economy in a responsible manner. Reducing our carbon footprint, supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy, supporting sustainable entrepreneurs… discover and share some of the Group’s concrete commitments.
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