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Societe Generale insights for Sibos 2018

Sibos is the world’s premier annual event for the global financial community to debate and collaborate in the areas of payments, securities, cash management and trade. Taking place in Sydney between 22 & 25 October, this year’s Sibos theme, “Enabling the digital economy”, embraces change and resonates with the ideas of experts from within Societe Generale Securities Services and Global Transaction Banking divisions, and elsewhere across the Bank. They employ technology to create operational efficiencies, augment the client experience and initiate new offers.

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DIGITAL & INNOVATION

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Societe Generale ranked No.1 for digital maturity

After ranking fourth in 2014 and 2015, then third in 2016 and second last year, Societe Generale Group has been recognised most advanced company in terms of digital transformation, across all evaluation criteria: digital culture, technological expertise, relationships with the innovative ecosystem, security, external communication.
The 5th annual eCAC40 Awards, organised by the editorial team of Les Echos Executives and Gilles Babinet, France’s Digital Champion at the European Commission, rewards French top 40 companies for their digital maturity. This first place did not happen by chance but owes everything to the extraordinary engagement of all our teams. Find out why in the dossier on the innovations serving our clients, the relations we build with the technology ecosystem and the benefits new technology is bringing.

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Launch of Global Markets Incubator

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) is inviting applications from market-dedicated Fintechs to be part of its innovative Global Markets Incubator. The incubator is seeking to co-build high-performance offerings, and will be aiming to work with the most innovative Fintechs that add value to services for clients. The selected Fintechs will benefit from SG CIB’s recognised market expertise, as well as the backing of Le Swave incubator based in La Défense, Paris.

Candidates can apply here until 16 November

Turning cars into smart connected cars

ALD Automotive, part of Societe Generale group, has signed a strategic partnership and development agreement with Vinli, a leading connected car platform provider. ALD Automotive will benefit from Vinli's cloud-connected car and data intelligence platform for smart car data integration and processing, in addition to access to its connected car software development expertise
Through this partnership, Vinli will provide services to enrich ALD Automotive’s overall service offering and develop new value added solutions to improve both driver experience and optimise the overall total cost of vehicle ownership for efficient fleet management. .

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Positive transformations

Best French Bank in RobecoSAM’s CSR ranking

For the first time, Societe Generale has been classed Best French Bank in RobecoSAM’s CSR ranking 2018. The Group was ranked eighth out of the 133 European banks included in the study, and remained in the Top Ten in Europe for the third consecutive year.

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6th edition of The Environmental Efficiency Awards

Societe Generale awarded 65 new internal initiatives at the 6th annual “Environmental Efficiency Awards” ceremony, a key component in reducing the Bank’s carbon footprint and part of the Group’s CSR strategy.
Over the last six years, the programme has proven to be a remarkable success: 32 countries took part, 56,000 tons of CO2 avoided, 298 GWh of energy saved and €126 million in savings generated. The growing participation of our staff, the emergence of new initiatives and the environmental benefits are all evidence that responsible actions are an opportunity to create value, innovate and generate savings.

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Financing sustainable transport

ADIF Alta Velocidad, the state owned public corporation responsible for Spain's highspeed rail network, has successfully launched its second €600 million Green Bond, with Societe Generale playing an important role in the issuance and acting as joint bookrunner of the operation. The transaction demonstrates the company's commitment to clean transportation and energy efficiency by allocating the proceeds of the transaction to investments in new rail lines and rail lines extensions. ADIF AV will also promote sustainable transport investing in the maintenance, upgrades and energy efficiency of the rail system.

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ENTREPRENEURS

Let's talk about... growth

Let's talk entrepreneurship, innovation, positive impact, business, creativity... Let's Talk is a series of 10 videos putting together a young female entrepreneur and an experienced female boss or leader of a start-up. 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 with 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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AFRICA

Societe Generale sponsors "Les Héroïnes" forum

Societe Generale group is the official sponsor of the second edition of “Les Héroïnes” forum, the event dedicated to women’s leadership organized by Jeune Afrique. The event will be held first in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on September 25th, 2018, and then in Dakar, Senegal, on November 27th, 2018. The choice of both capitals was made as Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal embody the dynamism of women’s entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Latest press releases

  • 18/10/2018

    Societe Generale is accelerating its Cloud strategy

    Societe Generale’s Cloud First strategy enables the Group’s information systems to increase their agility, openness, resiliency and efficiency in order to offer clients a wider variety of services, faster. By launching its Hybrid Cloud-based infrastructure services platform, the Group speeds up to meet its target of migrating 80% of its eligible servers to Cloud (Public or Private) by 2020.

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  • 18/10/2018

    Societe Generale, the first bank in France to experiment with the biometric card

    After having been the first bank in France to launch a new generation card equipped with a dynamic card verification value / code already adopted by more than 400,0000 clients*, Societe Generale is now experimenting with the biometric bank card.

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