Our commitments in action
To provide as many people as possible with the resources to make a positive impact for the future. Societe Generale’s ambition is to bring new hope, build new perspectives and make sure our commitments stay responsible over time.
Contributing to long-term professional integration
The embodiment of the Group’s great faith in the future, the Societe Generale The Future is You Foundation acts in two areas, both in France and abroad: solidarity and music.
In the area of solidarity, the Societe Generale The Future is You Foundation provides funding to organisations working in the fields of education and professional integration and whose services target various audiences, mainly young people in economic and/or socio-cultural difficulty.
In the field of classical music, the Societe Generale The Future is You Foundation’s policy is organised around three pillars serving different groups: supporting young professionals as they make their first steps, promoting classical music and opening it up to new audiences.
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projects supported in 2021
Getting involved with the Foundation’s partner associations
The Foundation allows you to get engaged in a variety of ways, as it allows employees to share their skills in a beneficial and supportive manner while giving meaning to their profession. The Societe Generale group allocates employees three days per year, during their working hours, that they can dedicate to skills sponsorship to benefit the Foundation’s partner associations. There are many ways they can get involved, to meet the needs of young people while still considering their own constraints: one-off skills sponsorship, financial education, solidarity days, mentoring, etc.
In the case of mentoring, for example, an employee can support a young person in their schooling, orientation or professional integration for different periods of time and in different formats. The Foundation supports some twenty associations offering this type of support.
Move For Youth
Move For Youth is an international highlight of the Group’s solidarity activities. It enables its employees to work together in teams on behalf of young people on a sporting, solidarity-based and connected challenge #MoveForYouth.
In 2021, nearly 10,000 employees took part in the event. The result: 1 million km were covered and 1 million euros were donated to 42 associations. In 2022, the objective is to cover 2 million kilometres by walking, running, cycling and taking part in quizzes.
The Africa Programme
Launched in 2018, the Africa Programme of the Societe Generale Corporate Foundation backs local initiatives that support education and professional integration, in particular through access to training, sports or the development of skills in promising sectors. The Foundation regularly turns to the Group’s local subsidiaries to identify projects, as well as to allow employees to participate in skills sponsorship initiatives.
In total, €949,120 in grants were awarded to 16 projects in 9 countries on the continent in 2021.
Accompanying young people’s first steps