A path towards more sustainability and responsability

If the finance industry is to support the achievement of the 2030 targets set by the 17 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, then asset management is one of the key. The capital sums controlled by the sector are vast. The cultural and commercial influence of big investors and leading fund managers is tremendous.

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Green bonds: Sustainable and positive impact finance

Anyone needing proof of how serious the finance industry is about environmental issues should be directed to green bonds. The impact is visible. The asset class is well defined and mature. Green bonds are clearly a real deal.

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Michala Marcussen, Societe Generale’s Group Chief Economist

Fixed income and equities linked by low inflation expectations

The US yield curve is flattening to an extent not seen since 2007. The flattening of the yield curve is often considered a sign that the economic cycle is maturing, as it comes with tighter monetary policy. The inversion of the curve is considered a bellwether of a recession. Meanwhile, long bond yields are currently very low, at 2.35 % on 10-year maturities, vs. a 4 % average in 2007.

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Health, a priority for Senegal

Health has always been a primary concern of any population and remains a major challenge for developing countries today. In Senegal, significant efforts are being made to improve the supply and access to healthcare across the country. The government of Senegal has launched a vast programme called the "Plan Sénégal Emergent" (PSE), of which Societe Generale is a financial partner. As part of this programme, a financing contract for over €160 million has been signed for a project aimed at improving access to healthcare, with notably the construction of four new regional hospitals in the country.

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First group in the dairy industry, to contract an impact loan

Fromageries Bel, which has been strongly committed to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for more than ten years, has undertaken to deliver year-on-year improvements regarding Environmental & Social (E&S) strategic objectives.

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What is Positive Impact Finance?

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon displayed genuine emotion during his 2011 speech to the General Assembly. He listed the challenges facing the planet, warning of the rising pressures on land, energy, and food. He spoke of villagers in Kiribati who told him of their fears of climate change causing the sea to sweep into the ocean. A terrified young girl asked him what would become of her.

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Florent Guignard and Antoine Dujardin, founders of Le Drenche

Le Drenche helps readers form their own opinions

Le Drenche bills itself as "the only openly right-wing, centre, and left-wing newspaper." The concept: bring together reasoned viewpoints on issues in the news, written by "legitimate, skilled, and engaged" contributors.

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Cybersecurity: Innovation through openness

Thierry Olivier, Societe Generale group's Chief Information Security Officer, explains the challenges presented by cybersecurity for all companies and how the Group is innovating and working with the top experts: "Security is the hallmark of our customer’s trust. "

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Latest press releases

  • 22/01/2018

    [en]L’activité Global Transaction Banking de Société Générale récompensée par Global Finance pour son expertise en Europe Occidentale et dans les marchés émergents

    The Global Transaction Banking activity of Societe Generale has been awarded prizes of ‘Best Trade Finance Provider’ in Western Europe and ‘Global Best Bank for Trade Finance’ in Emerging Markets by Global Finance magazine.

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  • 22/01/2018

    Louis Dreyfus Company, ING, Societe Generale and ABN Amro complete the first agricultural commodity trade through blockchain

    The enhanced Easy Trading Connect (ETC) blockchain prototype reduces time spent on processing documents and data from hours to minutes, and allows for a larger trading scope

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