A path towards more sustainability and responsability
If the finance industry is to support the achievement of the 2030 targets set by the 17 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, then asset management is one of the key. The capital sums controlled by the sector are vast. The cultural and commercial influence of big investors and leading fund managers is tremendous.
Green bonds: Sustainable and positive impact finance
Anyone needing proof of how serious the finance industry is about environmental issues should be directed to green bonds. The impact is visible. The asset class is well defined and mature. Green bonds are clearly a real deal.
Fixed income and equities linked by low inflation expectations
The US yield curve is flattening to an extent not seen since 2007. The flattening of the yield curve is often considered a sign that the economic cycle is maturing, as it comes with tighter monetary policy. The inversion of the curve is considered a bellwether of a recession. Meanwhile, long bond yields are currently very low, at 2.35 % on 10-year maturities, vs. a 4 % average in 2007.
First group in the dairy industry, to contract an impact loan
Fromageries Bel, which has been strongly committed to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for more than ten years, has undertaken to deliver year-on-year improvements regarding Environmental & Social (E&S) strategic objectives.
What is Positive Impact Finance?
Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon displayed genuine emotion during his 2011 speech to the General Assembly. He listed the challenges facing the planet, warning of the rising pressures on land, energy, and food. He spoke of villagers in Kiribati who told him of their fears of climate change causing the sea to sweep into the ocean. A terrified young girl asked him what would become of her.
1st corporate green bond ever in Germany
Wind energy has become one of the leading choices for green and environmentally friendly electricity generating capacity over the years and currently covers more than 10% of EU's electricity demand. The growth depends on onshore (wind power stations on land) and offshore (wind turbines in the open sea) wind farms. Especially offshore wind farms have gained traction, as they have become increasingly accepted by the public and the wind yield is higher, since winds are stronger and more consistent in the open sea.
Cybersecurity: Innovation through openness
Thierry Olivier, Societe Generale group's Chief Information Security Officer, explains the challenges presented by cybersecurity for all companies and how the Group is innovating and working with the top experts: "Security is the hallmark of our customer’s trust. "
Latest press releases
Nomination au sein du Comité de direction du groupe Société Générale
Societe Generale announces the appointment within its group Management Committee of Benoit Grisoni, CEO of Boursorama, as of 1st January 2018.
Impacts of tax items in Q4 17
1 – Effects of US tax reform The US tax reform (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) enacted on 22 December 2017 reduced the statutory rate of US federal corporate tax rate to 21% with immediate effect from January 2018.