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 energy transition between 2016 and 2020
  • Strengthening 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 respect 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