Stopping coal financing and stepping up our support for renewables energies
Ahead of the COP 22, Societe Generale is announcing that it will stop dedicated coal financings and step up its commitment to renewable energies. By doing this, the bank is consistent with the International Energy Agency’s 2DS scenario, which aims to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius.
Supporting renewable energy in Australia
Royalla Solar Farm is Societe Generale’s first solar power project in Asia Pacific and well complements its existing wind, hydro and geothermal portfolio. Societe Generale leverages on its renewable energy project finance and interest rate hedging expertise to contribute to the success of Royalla Solar Farm project, and consequently supporting sustainable development in Australia.
The Dunes technology hub, located at Fontenay-sous-Bois, is an illustration of the digital adventure Société Générale and its employees have embarked on in recent years. This innovative site, which welcomed its first occupants in September 2016, is where most of the Bank’s IT functions are hosted.
A reward for our digital expertise
Societe Generale Group has won third prize at the eCAC40 2016 Awards. This ranking, which is organised by Les Echos Business publication in partnership with Gilles Babinet, Digital Champion of France working with the European Commission, rewards CAC 40 index companies for their digital maturity. The award reflects Societe Generale’s major transformation and ranks it top among the most digital banks and financial institutions.
Continuing the digital journey with humility, confidence and energy
I am extremely pleased to say that Societe Generale has once again been placed among the winners of the 3rd annual eCAC40 awards, organised by the French newspaper Les Echos. Each year, the Bank confirms its place among the most innovative and agile CAC 40 companies in terms of digital technology. Digital transformation is our number one priority. It’s a strategic and operational challenge which involves the whole company, at all levels. Each of our 146,000 staff members are part of this journey, which we have set out on in a spirit of conquest and innovation for the benefit of our clients.
First Corporate partner of new French innovation hub, Liberte Living Lab
Societe Generale is the first Corporate partner of Liberté Living Lab, a new French innovation hub inaugurated on 18 October. By commiting to this partnership over the next few years, the Group will contribute to the development of Liberté Living Lab. Residents and members of the Liberté Living Lab will continue to help Societe Generale teams in co-creating or co-designing workshops for all digital transformation and long-term major topics.
Interviews with our entrepreneurial clients
Societe Generale show its commitment to entrepreneurs and its engagement with local economies through a series of interviews with some of its entrepreneurial clients who tell their story of the support they benefitted from at key moments in their development. The problems they faced, the solutions they were offered and the results they achieved.
A unique initiative in the corporate world
An orchestra and choir combining professional musicians and Societe Generale staff members: the third edition of Playing for Philharmonie de Paris will take place on 6 and 7 November, 2016 at the Paris Philharmonic. Playing for Philharmonie de Paris is a unique initiative in the corporate world enabling 300 amateur musicians from Societe Generale to play alongside musicians from the Les Siècles orchestra.
Asia Pacific Charity Bike Ride 2016 raised €150,000
The Asia Pacific Charity Bike Ride raised over EUR 150,000 thanks to these committed employees! Funds raised from this 7th edition will go to support 12 local charity partners in the region.
Signing charters for inclusion and diversity
Societe Generale has signed two international charters: the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Business and Disability charter, which promotes the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workplace, and the United Nations Women Empowerment Principles. The signing of these two charters reaffirms Societe Generale’s commitment to inclusion and diversity. Their principles will apply in all the Group’s entities around the world.
Latest press releases
Climate commitments: Societe Generale announces that it will stop dedicated coal financing and step up its support for renewables energies
Ahead of the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22), and as a continuation of the commitments it made for COP 21, Societe Generale is announcing that it will stop dedicated coal financing and step up its commitment to renewable energies. By doing this, the bank is consistent with the International Energy Agency’s 2DS scenario, which aims to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius.
Societe Generale first Corporate partner of new French innovation hub, Liberte Living Lab
Societe Generale Group is the first Corporate partner of Liberté Living Lab, a new French innovation hub inaugurated on 18 October.