NEWS

The Societe Generale Collection: MIROIRS DE L’HOMME by Fahamu Pecou

The Societe Generale Collection, in partnership with the Backslash gallery, is delighted to present 46 works of the artist Fahamu Pecou, selected from French and international private art collections. This exhibition will be on display from 28 September 2017 at Societe Generale Headquarters in La Défense, Paris.

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Awarded the 2017 Grand Prix for Financial Transparency

Each year, the teams at Labrador examine the financial transparency of all information documents published by the 107 French companies listed on the SBF 120. The Grand Prix for Financial Transparency is awarded by an independent Scientific Committee which assesses the companies’ regulated information based on 120 public criteria and four key factors: accessibility, accuracy, comparability, availability.
Having previously won the Grand Prix in 2014, Societe Generale has once again come out on top in the “financial companies” category this year

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Countdown to Rugby World Cup 2019!

A longstanding partner of the event, Societe Generale will be accompanying Rugby World Cup 2019 (#RWC2019) as a Worldwide Partner. This event, which will be held in Japan from 20 September to 2 November, 2019, will again be the object of strong emotions and fervour for the supporters of the 20 qualified teams.

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Two years to RWC 2019: Jonny Wilkinson’s view

As the countdown to Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan continues, the record points scorer in the competition’s history looks ahead to the big tournament.

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AFRICA

YUP, a new form of mobile money

YUP is a “mobile money” offer developed in Africa. It gives access to a complete range of bank services provided by a network of partners, without the need to have a bank account. By 2020, YUP aims to have 8,000 contact points in place in five African countries. 

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CONNECTED BANK

Bridge Africa 2017: Accelerating innovative projects

Initiated by Jokkolabs, with the support of Societe Generale and in partnership with GreenTec Capital Partners GMBH, the Bridge Africa programme enables startups in the fields of FinTech, AssurTech and Energy to extend their business to the coveted African market.Until 15 September, they can register their project on the website Bridge Africa 2017, (in French only) to be selected as one of the 10 s hortlisted solutions which will be pitched to a panel of experts. The two winning startups will be hosted in the Dunes for two months, and supported by Jokkolabs and its partners. They will be able to test a pilot of their product of service, which could be successful on the African market. Get ready for the results on 22 September!

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Heads of Group IT systems in coding challenge!

Follow the event live this afternoon on @SG_InsideIT with the hashtag #GreatPlaceToCode.
IT is at the heart of the transformation of the Bank. To quickly provide innovative and secure services for our clients, our developers use the best development methods on the market and draw inspiration from web giants and startups alike.
To share this knowledge with IT teams in France and abroad, Alain Lagabrielle and Aurélien Dimicoli regularly organize playful coding sessions, in the form of simulation.
Today, Heads of Group IT systems, their Deputies and Frédéric Oudéa will be the ones benefitting from their insight in the shape of a mini-hackathon.

ENTREPRENEURS

Africa's aviation leader acquires a new-generation Airbus

The Ethiopian company, considered Africa's leading carrier, took possession of its fourth A350 XWB (extra-wide body) from Airbus on 28 April. The aircraft was acquired and immediately leased to Ethiopian Airlines by one of the main new players on the international leasing market, Ping An Leasing, a subsidiary of China's foremost private insurance firm Ping An Insurance Group (ranked at 39th in the 2017 Fortune Global 500 Companies).

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Societe Generale and Bpifrance commit to the development of French SMEs in Africa

Through this partnership, the two organisations are engaging to provide jointly and in a complimentary way advice, introductions and e-learning tools for French SMEs seeking to develop in African markets. The two organisations will also participate together to projects leading to the growth of key sectors such as green energies or the agricultural industry in Africa.

Promising treatments for rare illnesses

Lysogene is a French biotech company created in 2009 by Karen Aiach and Olivier Danos. The company is a pioneer in the fundamental research and clinical development of gene therapies. Lysogene uses adeno-associated viral vectors to treat rare and fatal illnesses that affect the central nervous systems of children.

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Activity Report

Entrepreneurs in Action

All challenges are about the future. Which is why, instead of an annual report focusing on the past twelve months, we present a publication looking at what’s to come. At Societe Generale, we are convinced that entrepreneurial spirit is a powerful force for reinvention. Which is why we gave entrepreneurs, clients, partners and members of staff the opportunity to give their point of view. Here, each one shares their vision of being an entrepreneur in a changing world.

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Latest press releases

  • 22/09/2017

    Societe Generale awarded the 2017 Grand Prix for Financial Transparency

    Each year, the teams at Labrador examine the financial transparency of all information documents published by the 107 French companies listed on the SBF 120.

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  • 21/09/2017

    Quality of life in the workplace, a collective, long-term challenge for Societe Generale

    For several years now, Societe Generale group has been committed to paying particular attention to its employees’ well-being, health and quality of life in the workplace. With the major transformation of its businesses picking up speed, Societe Generale’s analysis of quality of life in the workplace led to ambitious and concrete actions.

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