Positive transformations

Building Tomorrow

Societe Generale has published its very first Integrated Report. “Our intention is to provide explicit information on the Group’s performance in terms of its value creation model, working for the benefit of all its stakeholders. Societe Generale is about more than performance and results: at its heart is the commitment of its 147,000 members of staff, the men and women who work each day to build the world of tomorrow,” said Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Frédéric Oudéa, Chief Executive Officer.

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Beryl Solar Farm Powers Sydney’s New Generation Metro Railway

Beryl Solar Farm helps deliver Sydney’s new fully automated train services in 2019. The Beryl Solar Farm, one of the biggest solar projects in the state, will be powered by more than 260,000 advanced solar modules and will produce enough green energy to displace more than 167,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year – the equivalent to taking about 45,000 cars off the road.

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“Debt is a potential factor of fragility”

Frédéric Oudéa, CEO of Societe Generale, draws lessons from the 2008 crisis and calls on Europe to complete the banking union. Read the interview published in the French national newspaper Le Figaro, 15/09/2018.

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The Evian Championship 2018 in review

In partnership with The Evian Championship and following the 2016 and 2017 editions, Societe Generale renewed the Innovation Playground initiative during the Tournament 2018, which took place from the 13th to the 16th of September. After the positive results of the first two editions, and in addition to the usual partners (Le Plateau and Le Tremplin), IBM joined the operation to give a new dimension to the event.

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Intrapreneurship boosting innovation and agility

The Internal Start-up Call is Societe Generale's major intrapreneurship programme aimed at boosting innovation and agility. The dynamism of internal start-ups like Moonshot-Internet, Elyxir and Step 31 confirms the strong entrepreneurial spirit which the Group has decided to focus on. These intrapreneurs’ journeys seek to benefit everyone, first and foremost the Group’s 30 million clients.

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Let's talk about... growth

Let's talk entrepreneurship, innovation, positive impact, business, creativity... Let's Talk is 10 videos episodes that put a young female entrepreneur and an experienced female boss or leader of a start-up face to face. Pitch, career development and advice, all during a 5-minute chat seeking to enable young women to take example from, begin a debate with and share experiences from inspirational women. Discover the advice given by Mercedes Erra, founder of BETC and Executive President of Havas Worldwide, to Clémence Demérliac, founder of AdAlong.

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1st Night of Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Madagascar

On September 18, 2018, the organization Terres en Mêlées, a partner of BFV-Société Générale since 2014, is organizing the 1st Night of Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Madagascar, an event that will take place at the French Institute of Madagascar featuring six young committed women entrepreneurs. The film "La Jeune Fille au ballon ovale" (translated as Marcelia and the ball), a hymn to youth and sport in Madagascar, will also be shown on this occasion.

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The Women In Africa World Summit in Marrakech

How to help girls and women in Africa connect with market needs? How can they be transferred from the world of work to that of management? Should we focus on digitizing schools? Should we develop artificial intelligence? How can they be integrated into the ecosystem of excellence schools at the global level? These are questions that the participants of the second edition of the Women in Africa World Summit will try to answer at the end of September in Marrakech.

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Latest press releases

  • 19/09/2018

    komgo SA : Industry players and banks join forces to launch blockchain platform to transform commodities trade finance

    komgo SA will catalyse the world’s commodity trade finance network. Fifteen of the world’s largest institutions, including banks, trading companies, an inspection company1 and an energy major have formed a new venture known as komgo SA, that will seek to digitalise the trade and commodities finance sector through a blockchain based open platform.

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  • 11/09/2018

    Societe Generale, “Master Partner” of the Ambition Africa 2018 forum

    Societe Generale, a major player in the development of the African economy, is supporting, as Master Partner, the Ambition Africa 2018 forum organised by Business France under the auspices of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Economy and Finance.

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