News

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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ENTREPRENEURS

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 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 from 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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Episode 1

Let's talk about... growth

Watch the discussions between Lara Rouyres, CEO of Visualbot.ai, and Emmanuelle Fauchier Magnan, CEO of Skello, on how they manage the growth of their companies and grow from 2 to 30 employees and then to several hundred without losing the original DNA of the initial project. The two buinesswomen share their experiences, advice and pitch their companies. Let's watch!

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Positive transformations

Responsable energy management certification for the Group's Real Estate division

The Group's Real Estate division has been awarded ISO 50001 certification for the third year running. This international "Energy management system" standard aims to recognise and show stakeholders the commitments made to protect the environment and natural resources and to limit energy use. The Real Estate division makes a significant contribution to the Group's environmental policy, which aims to reduce its energy consumption by 20% by 2020 in relation to 2014 levels.

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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

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

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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 made available under leasing arrangements.

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Latest press releases

  • 18/07/2018

    Four startups winners of the Banking Cybersecurity Innovation Awards

    Societe Generale Group and Wavestone rewarded, on July 4th during the Societe Generale’s TechWeek, four startups for the second edition of the « Banking Cybersecurity Innovation Awards ».

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  • 17/07/2018

    Claire Calmejane appointed Chief Innovation Officer

    Societe Generale announces today the appointment of Claire Calmejane as Chief Innovation Officer reporting to Frédéric Oudéa, Chief Executive Officer, from 3rd September 2018. She will also be a member of the Group Management Committee.

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