Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking places ESG at the heart of its equity research
Societe Generale Cross Asset Research, the research department within the corporate and investment banking division, is evolving its offer to systematically integrate an analysis of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) dimensions into its equity publications, in addition to the fundamental financial analysis.
With more than 13 years’ expertise in sustainable research, the work carried out by Societe Generale Cross Asset Research has demonstrated that ESG criteria integration, reflecting the Corporate & Social Responsibilities challenges of an issuer, is a long-term financial performance factor.
Institutional investors are also convinced that these non-financial criteria are crucial for the sustainable performance of a company and many of them now include this new dimension in their investment decision.
Committed to providing clients with top-tier research adapted to the new societal challenges,Societe Generale enhances the offer of its independent research to include a systematic review of ESG factors in its equity publications. This new offer will be available from January 2020, making Societe Generale one of the first players to develop this holistic approach for equity research.
“Recognising that the banking sector has a key role to play for a sustainable future, Societe Generale is committed to developing innovative solutions and services to serve its clients and to contribute to the major environmental and social challenges”, commented Jean-François Grégoire, Head of Global Markets. “The integration of ESG evaluation into our equity research is a new illustration of our pioneering role in Sustainable and Positive Impact Finance.”
Societe Generale is a leading European player across the entire equity value chain and is the only French bank with an integrated service in terms of equity research.
Through its unique set-up, the Group serves its clients, both institutional and corporate, on the primary market with its Equity Capital Markets’ franchise, and on the secondary markets with its equity solutions on cash and derivatives instruments.
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