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Let's Talk

Let's talk entrepreneurship, innovation, positive impact, business, creativity... Let's Talk consists of 10 episodes that put a young female entrepreneur and an experienced female boss or leader of a start-up face to face. Pitch, career path, advice during 5 minutes of complicity, of dialogue, to enable young women to take example from, begin a debate with and share with inspirational women. These female start-up bosses from HEC business school and Societe Generale incubators are given free rein to initiate conversations with prominent businesswomen such as Mercedes Erra, Co-Founder of BETC, Anne de Kerckhove, CEO of Freespee and many others. The feminine side of the entrepreneurial spirit. A programme undertaken with the HEC business school in Paris.

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Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2018

Societe Generale has won a number of awards in the prestigious Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2018 during a ceremony held on 11 July, in London. Societe Generale received, for the first time, the Best Bank in Africa award for its' continuous development strategy on the continent. Societe Generale was also named: Best Bank in Romania, Best Bank in Montenegro, Best Bank in Moldova, Best Bank in Côte d'Ivoire, Best Bank in Algeria, central and Eastern Europe's Best Bank for Financing.

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Agreement to acquire the Equity Markets and Commodities activities of Commerzbank

Societe Generale is announcing that it has reached an agreement to acquire Commerzbank’s Equity Markets and Commodities (EMC) business. “Societe Generale and Commerzbank’s EMC franchises are complementary and present an important potential of synergies. This acquisition would further reinforce our Global Banking and Investor Solutions activities in line with our 2016-2020 strategic plan," said Séverin Cabannes, Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

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Positive transformations

Acquisition of Lumo

Lumo is a French fintech that since 2012 has been combining leading expertise in crowdfunding and renewable energies to accelerate the energy transition. It gives individuals and companies the opportunity to help finance a selection of renewable energy projects in France.

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CONNECTED BANK

TechWeek 2018

The event dedicated to technological innovation, Societe Generale’s TechWeek took place from 3 to 5 July, 2018 at the Dunes technological hub in Val-de-Fontenay, in the east of Paris, and the Group’s head offices in La Défense. This year’s theme is applying new technologies to banking professions.

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ENTREPRENEURS

Developing an export presence in Côte d'Ivoire

Nine innovative French companies have been selected to take part in the "Mission Smart Energy Côte d'Ivoire" initiative spearheaded by Societe Generale and Bpifrance, in partnership with Business France. This initiative promotes and accompanies French excellence in this fast-growing country, within the framework of its energy transition.

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Olivier Pouchin, CEO of Calligraphy-Print

The virtues of responsible investment

For 18 years, Calligraphy-Print, a printing firm located near Rennes, has been countering the structural decline in volumes and margins by striving for industrial excellence, backed up by major investments. The company is now one of the most successful in the region, and is attracting big names from the SBF 120 stock market index, partly due to its environmental certifications. Its big name supporters include Societe Generale, which has tasked it to print the bank’s very first Integrated Report.

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Viewpoint

The paradox of uncertainty

A certain level of uncertainty is part of life, and insurance (both private and public) and precautionary savings help manage this so that we can go about our lives unabated. At times, however, uncertainty increases well beyond these levels, often driven by political events. Faced with such uncertainty shocks, business managers will often freeze new investment and hiring decisions, while consumers delay spending on big ticket items such as cars or the purchase of a new home.

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AFRICA

Women in Africa - Philanthropy

Women In Africa

The Women in Africa Foundation supports women entrepreneurs in Africa via an endowment fund to fulfill its general interest mission and the promotion of education in the field of economic development, and more specifically the training of future creators of innovative companies. This year, the foundation is launching Project 54 in collaboration with Societe Generale, a major sponsor of the project.

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Team MyJouleBox

MyJouleBox: leasing solar installations

Winner of the first edition of the “Bridge Africa” open innovation programme organised by Societe Generale, MyJouleBox supplies energy to households and small businesses in remote locations, thanks to its solar installations sold under a leasing arrangement.

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Latest press releases

  • 10/07/2018

    Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking advised and acted as Mandated Lead Arranger on the amended financing of the German “Merkur” offshore windfarm

    Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) is pleased to announce it has acted as financial advisor, Mandated Lead Arranger (MLA) and restructuring & market hedge coordinator in the amended financing of the German 396 MW “Merkur” offshore windfarm. Merkur’s senior debt has been successfully amended on competitive terms, with a total financing volume of 1.5 Bn €.

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  • 05/07/2018

    Societe Generale Securities Services Strengthens its Post-Trade Business with Liquidnet

    Societe Generale Securities Services (“SGSS”) in the UK has launched its Fixed Income offering - an extension of a new asset class for Liquidnet, an existing client, which marks a successful migration for the Global Broker Dealer Services (“GBDS”) franchise. Through this Fixed Income mandate, SGSS will expand its existing equities clearing and settlement agent service.

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