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Positive Impact Finance

Longstanding commitment to positive impact finance

Positive Impact Finance aims to deliver a positive contribution to one or more of the three pillars of sustainable development (economic, environmental and social), once any potential negative impact has been duly identified and mitigated.

Leading Player in Positive Impact Finance

  • SG CIB has been reporting on Positive Impact Finance transactions since 2012 and the number of transactions is rising steadily
  • Over the period from 2012 to 2017 the number of Positive Impact Finance transactions was multiplied by 4,4
  • In 2017, Positive Impact Finance transactions amounted to €2,726 M (versus €2,244 in 2016)
  • In 2015 and 2016, SG CIB successfully issued two vanilla positive impact bonds to fund renewable energy projects in order to contribute to the fight against climate change

SG CIB’s positive impact finance transactions

Commitments to fight climate change

  • €100 billion contribution to the financing of the erngy transition between 2016 and 2020
  • Strenghtening the environmental and social (E&S) sectoral and gas policy
  • Disengagement from oil stands anywhere in the world from Arctic oil
  • Reinforcing Societe Generale standards regarding repsect of the indigenous populations' rights
  • 25% reduction in CO2 emissions per employee by 2020
  • Driving fore in the sustainable and low carbon development of Africa

Views on #PositiveImpactFinance and #Sustainability

25
May
2018
Sustainable and Positive Impact Finance: A Societe Generale commitment
Feature interview with Pierre Palmieri by Michèle Hénaff, published in La revue Analyse financière (Financial Analysis...
Management views
Feature interview with Pierre Palmieri by Michèle Hénaff, published in La revue Analyse financière (Financial Analysis report)
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14
May
2018
Crowdfunding, a new reality for renewable energy
An editorial from Pierre Palmieri, Global Head of Finance and Sponsor of the “Sustainable and Positive Impact Finance”...
Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance
An editorial from Pierre Palmieri, Global Head of Finance and Sponsor of the “Sustainable and Positive Impact Finance” offering, published in l’Agefi.
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14
May
2018
‘Green’ Finance Sprouts
Jonathan Weinberger, Societe Generale’s Head of Debt Capital Markets for the Americas, recently joined a panel of...
Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance
Jonathan Weinberger, Societe Generale’s Head of Debt Capital Markets for the Americas, recently joined a panel of experts on ‘green’ finance at Bloomberg’s New Energy Finance conference to discuss this growing and meaningful area of finance and what it offers both investors and issuers . Following the conference, we took the opportunity to ask Jonathan a few...
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23
Apr
2018
Fiber optic as a location advantage: Jet fuel for Germany’s rural fiber network
Germany's fiber optic network is one of the least developed in Europe. Experts from Societe Generale explain why and...
Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance
Germany's fiber optic network is one of the least developed in Europe. Experts from Societe Generale explain why and give an outlook on how smart financing options can help the country change course.
en/our-views/views/news/fiber-optic-location-advantage-jet-fuel-for-germanyes-rural-fiber-network/
16
Apr
2018
Why issuing green bonds is worthwhile for businesses, despite extensive reporting requirements.
Sustainability and the fight against climate change have become mainstream values in a positive sense – both in...
Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance
Sustainability and the fight against climate change have become mainstream values in a positive sense – both in society and on the stock market. Martin Wagenknecht, head of debt capital markets for Germany, Austria and Switzerland at Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking, explains why issuing green bonds is worthwhile for businesses, despite...
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30
Mar
2018
Poland raises 1 billion euros to reinforce its environmental engagement
Big Success of the Second Sovereign Green Bond Issuance aimed at financing environmental projects in Poland
Success stories
Big Success of the Second Sovereign Green Bond Issuance aimed at financing environmental projects in Poland
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21
Mar
2018
Optic Fibre: Boosting Connectivity in German Rural Areas
Germany accelerates growth of its fibre network with 300,000 additional homes to be connected.
Success stories
Germany accelerates growth of its fibre network with 300,000 additional homes to be connected.
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20
Mar
2018
Pioneering bonds to fight climate change in Germany
When LBBW, the German landesbank, launched a EUR750 million 4-year Climate Bond late in 2017, it broke new ground for...
Success stories
When LBBW, the German landesbank, launched a EUR750 million 4-year Climate Bond late in 2017, it broke new ground for financing energy-efficient buildings in Germany.
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14
Feb
2018
Renewables: A wind of change blows through Egypt with the largest wind farm in construction
The Ras Ghareb wind farm will lead the trend of renewable projects in Egypt
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