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Societe Generale announces the acquisition of Shine, the neobank for entrepreneurs

Created to make the lives of the self-employed and small businesses easier, Shine rapidly became a leading neobank, serving over 70,000 entrepreneurs, in just two years. Much more than a bank, Shine offers a 100% online business account as well as a « co-pilot » to support them with their administrative task and allow them to focus on their business and development.

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Marubeni harnesses sun and wind to power a lower-carbon future in Asia

Marubeni sponsored two first-of-a-kind renewable energy projects, including an offshore windfarm in Japan and a floating solar project in Taiwan, expanding its renewable energy generation business and contributing to energy transition in the region. Societe Generale has been working alongside Marubeni on these two pioneering projects.

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Social bonds leapfrog green as Covid-19 crisis catalyses investor interest

Unédic, France’s social security agency, issued its first Social Bond to a welcoming market that was undeterred by the lack of a government guarantee for France’s social security agency and enthused by a format that is rapidly becoming as popular as green bonds.

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Ensuring continued banking services, protecting our staff and supporting our clients

To face the spread of Covid-19, Societe Generale group has been fully engaged all over the world to ensure the continuity of banking services, to protect its staff and to support its clients. From the beginning of the health crisis, in every countries in which the Group operates, exceptional support schemes have been put in place to help mitigate the negative impact on the economies, in close link with the public authorities. Societe Generale teams have been quick to react everywhere, showing their capacity and willingness to back the efforts of public actors and associations to fight against the epidemic.

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Mobilized for You

Societe Generale takes action to support clients

Societe Generale is taking action with our teams to support our clients in need and find the best solutions possible under these extenuating circumstances. Our advisors are committed to staying close to their clients and will be available to relay the various measures communicated by national and regional authorities.

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Playing their part during the crisis

In the context of this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and in an effort to combat the crisis, all economic players are mobilising and playing their part. Through a series of stories, interviews and podcasts, a voice is given to “committed entrepreneurs”, whether they’re business leaders, business owners, or presidents of an association, … driven by the desire to help and take action by adapting their businesses, they responded, turned things around and innovated. In particular, through the French State-guaranteed loan facility, Societe Generale keeps on supporting economic players.


CDP launches a social response bond to help Italy recover from the coronavirus emergency

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Spa (CDP) is showing its critical role in supporting the Italian economy by issuing the first social bond to provide financial support to Italian enterprises and local authorities during the Covid emergency and, more globally, to support the recovery of Italian economy and communities which are facing the dramatic consequences of an unprecedented sanitary crisis.

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A discussion with John Saffrett about electric vehicles, connected cars, mobility and platforms

Claire Calmejane, Chief Innovation Officer, meets with some of the Group’s innovators leading the transformation of our businesses and creating new business models towards our North Star. Let's stop in England with John Saffrett, deputy CEO of ALD Automotive, Europe’s largest player and a leading international provider of vehicle leasing and fleet management services to corporate customers and private individuals with over 1.4 million vehicles under management. With a true entrepreneurship mindset, John Saffrett successfully transformed ALD, the leader of car-leasing in Europe, into a full-fledge platform.

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COVID-19 Trends Observatory

Claire Calmejane, Group Chief Innovation Officer takes a look at trends being accelerated during the crisis: the future of work, crisis impact on investments, and a view from Societe Generale Securities Services.

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  • 02/07/2020

    Major Eurozone banks start the implementation phase of a new unified payment scheme and solution, the European Payment Initiative (EPI)

    Today, a group of 16 major European banks from five countries (Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain) paved the way for the future launch of the European Payments Initiative (EPI).

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  • 01/07/2020

    An accelerated exit from the coal sector

    Faced with the climate emergency, Societe Generale decided to accelerate its exit from the coal sector.

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