As a committed and responsible partner in tackling today's climate challenges, Societe Generale offers a comprehensive range of finance and advisory services for energy projects around the world. The Group has been active in the renewable energy for over a decade, taking a pioneering role in the funding of renewables, supporting innovative start-ups as well as financing large-scale projects. Today, as one of the world's top ten financers of renewable energies, we remain more committed than ever to accompanying the development of all industry players. Societe Generale is also the world leader in Liquefied Natural Gas, an energy source helping the shift towards a lower carbon economy and which, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), will play a growing role in meeting the world's energy needs. Discover our commitments and some of the financing solutions we realised for our clients.
Green Finance achieves a new milestone in the Middle East
Masdar’s deployment of green financing options previously unseen in the region is advancing the sustainability agenda.
Masdar, the United Arab Emirates-government-owned investor in global clean technology and sustainable real estate, has signed a green revolving credit facility, the first in the Middle East and the latest example of the UAE’s commitment to sustainability. The loan will be used for general corporate purposes as per the core business of Masdar, supporting both the diversification of the UAE economy and energy sources for the benefit of future generations.
Another successful Green Bond!
ACS, a global leader in infrastructure, launched its first Green Bond for €750 million. The construction and services group launched the bond through ACS SCE, the industrial services arm of the ACS Group specialised in green projects. While the infrastructure group reaffirms its commitment to reduce climate change with this Green Bond issue, Societe Generale, as global coordinating bank of the issuance, once again shows its expertise in the field of sustainable finance.
Heading towards more positive impact funding
Bonds and transactions
‘Positive Impact Finance’ aims to define a common methodology for all actors in the financial sector, allowing the identification of projects with a positive impact on at least one of the three key elements of Sustainable Development – the environment, society and economic development – and whose negative impacts are managed in an effective manner.
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Societe Generale becomes the first foreign bank to issue TWD denominated Positive Impact Bonds in Taiwan
Success of the second positive impact bond issuance of Societe Generale contributing to the fight against climate change
Success of the first positive impact bond issuance contributing to the financing of a low-carbon economy
The City of Paris launches its inaugural Climate bond
Ald successfully issues first ever positive impact bond to finance green fleet
The fintech Lumo joins Societe Generale
Lumo is a French fintech that since 2012 has been combining leading expertise in crowdfunding and renewable energies to accelerate the energy transition. It gives individuals and companies the opportunity to help finance a selection of renewable energy projects in France.
Financing sustainable transport
ADIF Alta Velocidad, the state owned public corporation responsible for Spain's highspeed rail network, has successfully launched its second €600 million Green Bond, with Societe Generale playing an important role in the issuance and acting as joint bookrunner of the operation. The transaction demonstrates the company's commitment to clean transportation and energy efficiency by allocating the proceeds of the transaction to investments in new rail lines and rail lines extensions. ADIF AV will also promote sustainable transport investing in the maintenance, upgrades and energy efficiency of the rail system.
Waste-to-energy: a greener environment for local communities
Through its expertise in environmental financing, Societe Generale is supporting waste-to-energy plants with tangible benefits for local communities. Societe Generale is helping to finance a series of waste-to-energy plants in France and beyond that are not only addressing the waste treatment issue, but also generating energy and significantly improving the environment for local communities.
Generating windpower for thousands of European households
At the heart of its commitment to financing renewable energy, Societe Generale supports major windfarm projects in Europe. Societe Generale will continue to explore opportunities around windfarms and renewable energy following successful involvement in several high-profile projects in the space for the benefit of hundreds of thousands of households
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Societe Generale has a proactive and responsible policy to assist customers in their energy transition by accelerating support for renewable energies, while at the same time gradually reducing our financing of carbon energies activities.