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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
  • The amount of positive impact finance transactions has been multiplied by three and a half from 2012 to 2016, reaching € 2,244 M 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

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.
en/supporting-the-economy/our-clients-success-stories/success-stories/news/optic-fibre-boosting-connectivity-german-rural-areas/
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.
en/supporting-the-economy/our-clients-success-stories/success-stories/news/health-priority-for-senegal/
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.
en/supporting-the-economy/our-clients-success-stories/success-stories/news/fromageries-bel-first-group-the-dairy-industry-contract-impact-loan/
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.
en/press-room/latest-news/news-details/news/paris-offers-new-model-for-the-world/
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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