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Global Finance

Building on our historical skills in environmental and social risk management, structured finance and capital markets, we have developed an expertise that is essential for meeting the increasing demand of our clients for financial solutions that match their sustainability agendas.

In that context and inspired by the spirit of the Positive Impact Finance Initiative, we are developing new financial solutions to help achieve the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Renewable energy
With a global presence and acknowledged energy sector expertise, Societe Generale is also fast becoming a leader in...
Global Finance
With a global presence and acknowledged energy sector expertise, Societe Generale is also fast becoming a leader in renewable energy (solar, wind and biomass energy, etc.).
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Impact loans
As an innovative way to value our client’s sustainability performance, Societe Generale has developed an ‘Impact Loan’...
Global Finance
As an innovative way to value our client’s sustainability performance, Societe Generale has developed an ‘Impact Loan’ offer, which links the financing structure to the achievement of the client’s corporate and social responsibility (CSR) targets, such as CO2 reduction goals
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Green, social and Positive Impact bonds
Our unique platform combines Societe Generale’s longstanding environmental, social and impact structuring expertise with...
Global Finance
Our unique platform combines Societe Generale’s longstanding environmental, social and impact structuring expertise with our leading debt capital markets structuring and distribution platform.
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Partnerships with supranationals, multilaterals and development finance institutions (MDFIs)
We develop partnerships with MDFIs through co-financing, co-investment and risk-sharing deals, including
Global Finance
We develop partnerships with MDFIs through co-financing, co-investment and risk-sharing deals, including
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Views on #PositiveImpactFinance and #Sustainability

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
16
Jan
2018
Health, a priority for Senegal
Senegal makes access to healthcare one of its priorities through the building of four new hospitals.
Success stories
Senegal makes access to healthcare one of its priorities through the building of four new hospitals.
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10
Jan
2018
Fromageries Bel, first group in the dairy industry, to contract an impact loan
Fromageries Bel, which has been strongly committed to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for more than ten years, has...
Success stories
Fromageries Bel, which has been strongly committed to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for more than ten years, has undertaken to deliver year-on-year improvements regarding Environmental & Social (E&S) strategic objectives.
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29
Dec
2017
Paris offers a new model for the world
The front line in the war on carbon emissions is in cities. More than half of the world's population live in urban...
Positive Impact Finance
The front line in the war on carbon emissions is in cities. More than half of the world's population live in urban areas, and 1.5 million people are added to the city total each week. Cities produce 85 per cent of global GDP, and whilst they occupy only 0.5 per cent of the world's land, they produce 80% of emissions.
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12
Dec
2017
Green bonds: A real deal for sustainable and positive impact finance
Anyone needing proof of how serious the finance industry is about environmental issues should be directed to green...
Positive Impact Finance
Anyone needing proof of how serious the finance industry is about environmental issues should be directed to green bonds. The impact is visible. The asset class is well defined and mature. Green bonds are clearly a real deal.
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