In her new position, Isabelle Millat is responsible for coordinating all sustainable and responsible investment initiatives across asset classes for markets activities in order to further develop the range of solutions offered to investors, leveraging on the bank’s strong capabilities in financial engineering.
“At Societe Generale, we have a longstanding commitment to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) practices which applies in all of our activities,” comments Frank Drouet, Head of Global Markets. “Given investors’ growing appetite for responsible investments, Isabelle’s appointment illustrates our willingness to reinforce our efforts in the development of innovative sustainable solutions to address our clients’ expectations.”
Sustainable investment is rapidly gaining momentum and related managed assets have more than doubled over the past five years according to the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance. Within its markets activities, Societe Generale has a strong track-record in this area and has accelerated its efforts to build up a broad offering which leverages on both the bank’s solid investment solution expertise and its award-winning ESG research team*. The offering of ESG underlyings is available through the bank’s proprietary index franchise “Societe Generale Index”, and in thematic baskets, which can be accessed via swaps, funds, or structured products.
The cash to derivatives market offering is complementary to the bank’s sustainable financing capabilities as illustrated by Societe Generale’s pioneering role in Positive Impact Finance** including in renewable energy financing and Green Bonds. In her role, Isabelle will work closely with the financing teams to meet the full range of clients’ demands for sustainable investment solutions.
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*Societe Generale CIB ESG Research rankings:
With over 10 years of recognized experience in the ESG area, the team has been ranked #1 for overall SRI/Sustainability research in the 2015 and 2016 Extel Surveys, which includes Corporate Governance, SRI research, Long-term Thematic Research sub-categories.
** “Positive Impact Finance” is the one which verifiably produces a positive impact on one of the 3 pillars of sustainable development - the economy, the society or the environment - whilst ensuring any potential negative impacts have been duly identified and mitigated. Principles for Positive Impact have been launched in Paris early 2017 with UNEP.