Rugby World Cup 2019 : one year to go
From 20 September to 2 November 2019, Japan will be hosting the Rugby World Cup 2019. As Worldwide Partner of the event Societe Generale is bringing people together and encouraging all to join in as we head towards the biggest rugby event in the world.
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.
Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers
Frédéric Oudéa, CEO of Societe Generale, draws lessons from the 2008 crisis and calls on Europe to complete the banking union. Ten years to the day after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Frédéric Oudéa, who was already CEO at the time, tells us what the Group learnt from the event. What memories? What has this changed? What are the new challenges facing banks? Read the interview published in the French national newspaper Le Figaro, 15/09/2018.
DIGITAL & INNOVATION
komgo SA : the blockchain to transform commodities trade finance
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.
2nd recruitment campaign for fintechs by Le Swave
France's first innovation platform dedicated to fintech startups, Le Swave, supported by Societe Generale, launches its second recruitment campaign. At the end of the selection process, around 20 startups will be selected to be incubated by January 2019.
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.
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.
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.
The “Yup prévoyance” team puts health at heart
The two representatives of the “Yup Prévoyance” team, which means Yup welfare, Mohamed Bensoltana, employee at Société Générale Maroc and Dognimin Koulibali, founder of TecHouse startup, make the conversation spark during a joint interview. Meet the winners of the Tam-Tam Pan-African hackathon.
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.
Latest press releases
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.
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.