International Women’s Day, Impact Journalism Day, etc. Societe Generale participates throughout the year at different key moments and events. Learn more about topics where Societe Generale has an interest.
Social bonds leapfrog green as Covid-19 crisis catalyses investor interest
Unédic, France’s social security agency, issued its first Social Bond to a welcoming market that was undeterred by the lack of a government guarantee for France’s social security agency and enthused by a format that is rapidly becoming as popular as green bonds.
Diversity is a strength
Societe Generale group’s Generale Management team is committed to making diversity a managerial priority. Over the past few weeks, an important spotlight has been put on issues of discrimination and fairness in our societies, as recent events have affected many of us. We believe this is an occasion for each of us in our company to reflect and ask ourselves whether we are up to the challenge of inclusion and diversity.
Success of the first Covid-19 Covered Bond issue in support of French public hospitals
The "Caisse Française de Financement Local" (CAFFIL) successfully launched a social bond issue of one billion euros with a five-year maturity. Supported by Societe Generale, the proceeds of this first Covid-19 related bond will be used to finance public hospitals, whose additional costs linked to the current health crisis are constantly increasing.
CDP launches a social response bond to help Italy recover from the coronavirus emergency
Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Spa (CDP) is showing its critical role in supporting the Italian economy by issuing the first social bond to provide financial support to Italian enterprises and local authorities during the Covid emergency and, more globally, to support the recovery of Italian economy and communities which are facing the dramatic consequences of an unprecedented sanitary crisis.
Sacyr solves mobility issues between Colombia and Venezuela
Sacyr Concesiones, via the Unión Vial Río Pamplonita concession, has recently secured the financing (520 million dollars) for the Pamplona-Cúcuta highway in Colombia. This transaction guarantees the investment to build this 62 kilometre road project and will solve mobility issues between Colombia and Venezuela,as well as the northeast of the country. It will reduce travel times, operating costs for users and improve the quality of life of the region’s inhabitants.
Societe Generale upgraded from A to AA by MSCI
Societe Generale has been rated AA by extra-financial rating agency MSCI*, and positioned among the leading 14% of banks worldwide rated AA and AAA for action across environmental, social and governance matters. The upgrade from A to AA is driven by a combination of factors.
Societe Generale signs the Poseidon Principles
Societe Generale is one of the founding signatories to the Poseidon Principles, in partnership with the Global Maritime Forum and in line with a significant number of the shipping industry’s leading banks.
Societe Generale further reduces its involvement in coal
Societe Generale was one of the first banks to reduce its involvement in the coal sector by committing to limit its portfolio exposure to coal in alignment with the International Energy Agency 2°C scenario in 2015 and then ending coal-related project financing in 2016.
ALD Automotive becomes a member of MaaS Alliance
ALD Automotive is proud to announce that it has joined MaaS Alliance, a public-private partnership which aims at creating the foundations for a common approach to Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and identifying the economies of scale needed for successful implementation and take-up of MaaS.
Netexplo smart cities accelerator
Anticipating and building the cities of tomorrow is at the heart of Societe Generale's CSR ambition. The Group, through its various businesses and experts, is in dialogue with its stakeholders to build smart, sustainable and inclusive cities. This programme, intended for all the major players and stakeholders in the world's metropolitan areas, is being developed by Netexplo with 4 partner universities. It will bring together a wide range of stakeholders from the Metropolis of the Future on 18 and 19 April next in Paris, at UNESCO Headquarters, around the themes of Housing, Mobility, Connectivity, Finance or Attractiveness and Co-Modernisation.
LinkedIn Top Companies 2019 : Societe Generale #2
Societe Generale ranks 2nd at 2019 LinkedIn Top Companies ranking. Candidates appreciate the digital transformation under way within the Group and the important role employees commitment plays through original actions such as Playing for Philharmonie that allowed over 300 employees to stand on the great stage of the concert hall of the Philharmonie de Paris for three exceptionnal shows. Find out examples of what makes Societe Generale attractive to the candidates.
International Women's Day 2019
This year, the UN theme for International Women's Day is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change” with a particular focus on the gender digital divide. Women are under-represented in fields of innovation that could serve as an extraordinary means of autonomy and enable them to play a more active role in creating a more inclusive and sustainable society.
What better time to highlight Societe Generale’s commitments and results in supporting gender equality in the company and to put the spotlight on women who have achieved inspiring career paths.
Best French Bank in Equileap's gender equality ranking
Equileap published the 2018 edition of the Gender Equality Global Report & Ranking. Equileap has researched and scored over 3,000 public companies from 23 countries, using 19 criteria to measure their progress towards gender equality. Societe Generale is ranked 14 organisation overall, and is the 1st bank in France.
UN's Standards of Conduct for Business regarding LGBTIs in the workplace
Societe Generale is committed to develop a culture of respect within the bank and with all their counterparts. In this context, the diversity policy aims at implementing an inclusive culture respectful of human rights against prejudice. This is where our support of UN's standards for business against discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) comes in.
Impact Journalism Day 2018
The 6th edition of Impact Journalism Day was launched on June 16th : 50+ of the most prestigious media from around the world came together, publishing 60+ positive stories. Societe Generale joined the movement and shared positive stories of their clients, partners, etc.
Societe Generale opens its doors
Historical partner since 3 years, Societe Generale has supported the National Youth Day held on 29 March 2018 in France. Societe Generale has opened its doors to young people and students in order to better understand the bank sector and build together the future. The aim of this 7th edition was the promotion of the professional integration of youth. The theme was “trust in yourself”. A range of initiatives in many countries will host students in Africa, East Europe... Follow these operations with #OpenSG