Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 1864 “to promote the development of trade and industry in France”, Societe Generale has fully embraced its role of supporting companies’ development. Today, Societe Generale continues to cultivate this entrepreneurial spirit as we build our future together.

Becoming the bank of the 21st century

A loyal bank constantly reinventing itself

For 150 years, Societe Generale has been constantly innovating to better serve its customers. Our clients’ and employees’ energy, passion and determination to progress have helped make Societe Generale the bank it is today and will continue to be tomorrow.

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Perpetuating our heritage

For the last 20 years, the Societe Generale Historical Archives department has made its comprehensive and diverse collections of written, photographic and audiovisual archives available to researchers. These archives promote our rich and varied heritage, concerning our history as well as the economy in France and around the world. Created in 2005, the Historical Mission aims to perpetuate and enhance the Group’s historical heritage, notably by supporting scientific research.

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The evolution of the Societe Generale logo

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.

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