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BREXIT: a new chapter begins

51.9% voted out, 48.1% in. The British people have chosen their side, and all we can do is accept their decision. Personally, I am very saddened by this decision, particularly as I have fond memories of my years in London. It is clear that this referendum, after 43 years of working together to build Europe, marks the end of a certain vision of Europe. And, there is no denying, it also marks the start of another. The stability of the financial markets is clearly a major issue. However, beyond the substantial short-term stress triggered on the markets - which will fade - we must ask important questions over the coming months about the political and economic future of Europe.

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Societe Generale statement following the UK referendum

After the decision of UK citizens to leave the European Union, a long period of negotiations will begin to redefine the future of the economic relationship between the UK and the European Union. Societe Generale will closely follow the progress of the discussions and their consequences in the short, medium and long term.

Nevertheless, operating from a dual hub in Paris and London, the Group will adapt in time to best serve its international, European and UK customers. London will remain a major international financial center, and Societe Generale will continue its development in the UK.

Analysis

Olivier Garnier, Group Chief Economist, discusses Britain’s choice to leave the European Union.

Overview in 3 questions:
- What are the economic consequences in the short term and the long term?
- Is there a risk of separation or ‘Balkanisation’ within Europe?
- What could be the impact on interest rates and, more widely, on the markets?

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Viva Technology #ConnectedBank

Follow us at Viva Technology 2016!

Bringing start-ups and prosperous companies together in order to to encourage the sharing of expertise and potential investments: that’s the objective of Viva Technology, an international event held in Paris between 30 June and 2 July, 2016. Edouard-Malo Henry, Group Head of Human Resources, Christophe Van Cauwenberghe, Head of Payment Innovation at Societe Generale, and Marie Cheval, Chief Executive Officer of Boursorama, will speak during the event to provide their expertise to the 5,000 start-ups present.

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Open-innovation : the age of the collaborative economy and of co-construction

Open-innovation: ecosystems with clients, start-ups, schools and staff

In the digital era, the biggest innovations in the services sector come from companies that have set up open platforms to leverage the power of the masses. To innovate, a company needs to open up and create ecosystems that involve its stakeholders such as customers, start-ups and universities, as well as staff. This is what is known as open innovation.

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The Collaborative economy by Soon Soon Soon

Paris and the collaborative economy

Tomorrow, Paris will be a city where everyone will be able to improvise in a job for a day (and longer if inclined). Numerous Parisian startuppers seem intent on giving everyone the possibility of inventing their career, releasing themselves from traditional job contracts to multiply their activities in accordance with their fields of interest and improvising in a job in their chosen field. To provide fledgling entrepreneurs with fertile ground to achieve their aims, in recent years Paris has expanded the number of incubators and accelerators. The Soon Soon Soon team has immersed itself in this “Made in France” collaborative economy ecosystem. Welcome to a world of interaction and co-construction!

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ENTREPRENEURS

Amexio: riding the wave of content management

Managing content, for both documents and data, on behalf of large corporations. This is the main business of Amexio, which intervenes during the entire life cycle of content, from its dematerialisation to collaborative management (shared documents), from publication to archiving.

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Never Eat Alone: no more solo lunches

What if you were to have lunch with a colleague you didn’t know, either simply out of curiosity or for a change from the usual conversations among your own team? That is something that is easier to say than to do in large companies where we each tend to work on our own without necessarily fully understanding what goes on in the other parts of the business; where sometimes we are reluctant to ask directly for fear of inconveniencing the person.

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Latest press releases

  • 29/06/2016

    Societe Generale launch of Catalyst, a startup accelerator program in India

    Societe Generale recently launched CATALYST – a startup accelerator program, with a view to leveraging the rich ecosystem of Indian startups. The selected startups will get to work on different themes based on banking business challenges, with guidance from Societe Generale' to co-create solutions to meet the Bank’s customers needs.

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  • 24/06/2016

    SOCIETE GENERALE STATEMENT FOLLOWING THE UK REFERENDUM

    After the decision of UK citizens to leave the European Union, a long period of negotiations will begin to redefine the future of the economic relationship between the UK and the European Union. Societe Generale will closely follow the progress of the discussions and their consequences in the short, medium and long term. Nevertheless, operating from a dual hub in Paris and London, the Group will adapt in time to best serve its international, European and UK customers. London will remain a major international financial center, and Societe Generale will continue its development in the UK.

    Read the press release