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ESG/CSR

Implementing a strong Corporate Social Responsibility framework and gauging client and supplier CSR strategies are now standard practice, as sustainable development is becoming a business principle.

Responsible Investment, whether using exclusion or restriction, Environmental Social Corporate Governance and Climate Change criteria, or Sustainable Development Goals, is evolving to become main stream. 

Discover the latest developments thanks to our experts.

30
Sep
2020
Private equity emerges from lockdown on strong footing
Private equity outpaced almost every other asset class last year and looked set for another record-breaking year; that...
ESG/CSR
Private equity outpaced almost every other asset class last year and looked set for another record-breaking year; that was until the Covid-19 pandemic threw a spanner in the works. However Dirk Holz, Head of Product Development Private Assets at Société Générale Securities Services, believes the sector’s medium-term outlook remains strong.
Private equity emerges from lockdown on strong footing
21
Apr
2020
The subject of data frugality: An ESG commitment
Today, IT accounts for 3.8% of global CO2 emissions. What solutions could be envisaged to reduce the information...
Technology
Today, IT accounts for 3.8% of global CO2 emissions. What solutions could be envisaged to reduce the information overload and our carbon footprint?
The subject of data frugality: An ESG commitment
11
Feb
2020
Investing in green finance
Institutional investors have one topic on their mind when the climate issue is raised, which can be summed up in two...
ESG/CSR
Institutional investors have one topic on their mind when the climate issue is raised, which can be summed up in two words: environmental indicators. How do you implement them? What difficulties are encountered? When will a European standard be introduced?
Investing in green finance
28
Nov
2019
Responsible Investment, a market that is becoming more mature each year!
Responsible investment, although highly acclaimed by investors, reveals the signs of a growth crisis, linked to major...
ESG/CSR
Responsible investment, although highly acclaimed by investors, reveals the signs of a growth crisis, linked to major transformation problems.
Responsible Investment, a market that is becoming more mature each year!
26
Nov
2019
Can we believe that 80% of AuM are more or less driven by RI strategies?
How sincere and effective are the efforts to implement a responsible investment (RI) attitude? Is it only greenwashing...
ESG/CSR
How sincere and effective are the efforts to implement a responsible investment (RI) attitude? Is it only greenwashing of old unchanged habits? As we claim at AG2R LA MONDIALE, to have approximately 100% of AuM under a Responsible Investment umbrella, I will first address the question in our own case, before moving on to the subject of the industry in general.
Can we believe that 80% of AuM are more or less driven by RI strategies?
20
Nov
2019
Real assets, a long-term trend supported by the transforming world
What does the real asset class encompass and why is it so popular?
Market Perspectives
What does the real asset class encompass and why is it so popular?
Real assets, a long-term trend supported by the transforming world
20
Nov
2019
Redefining activism: why ESG is good – but no longer enough
The market shifting away from the practice of excluding investments that don’t meet ESG criteria, to an active...
Market Perspectives
The market shifting away from the practice of excluding investments that don’t meet ESG criteria, to an active integration of investments that do. While this is a definite sign of progress, it still isn’t enough.
Redefining activism: why ESG is good – but no longer enough
20
Nov
2019
Navigating disruption – the way forward: collaboration and innovation
How can asset owners adapt to the new market conditions, and what are the main challenges they need to address in the...
Market Perspectives
How can asset owners adapt to the new market conditions, and what are the main challenges they need to address in the coming years?
Navigating disruption – the way forward: collaboration and innovation
20
Nov
2019
Tomorrow’s development models are at the European Investor Summit!
Our world is complex; solutions require spending time understanding all stakeholders and building consistent value...
Market Perspectives
Our world is complex; solutions require spending time understanding all stakeholders and building consistent value chains with them; so many of the most eminent institutions have come together at Societe Generale’s European Investor Summit to debate all these sensitive issues.
Tomorrow’s development models are at the European Investor Summit!
19
Nov
2019
Welcome to the European Investor Summit!
SGSS aims through the European Investor Summit to create a reference point for the investment industry in Europe.
Market Perspectives
SGSS aims through the European Investor Summit to create a reference point for the investment industry in Europe.
Welcome to the European Investor Summit!
14
Nov
2019
SRI and private clientele: The current picture
While Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) attracts private investors increasingly, it is not reflected in their...
ESG/CSR
While Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) attracts private investors increasingly, it is not reflected in their financial allocations. Read the reasons why and what tools can develop these investments.
SRI and private clientele: The current picture
12
Nov
2019
The investors' engagement revolution: An ongoing but unfinished transformation
ESG integration and engagement: A real transformation is taking place, with institutional investors and asset managers...
ESG/CSR
ESG integration and engagement: A real transformation is taking place, with institutional investors and asset managers now required to implement engagement policies and report on them. But spreading ESG culture and values takes time.
The investors' engagement revolution: An ongoing but unfinished transformation
05
Nov
2019
Would sustainable and responsible investment be an enabler or a drag?
The European Commission's objective is to increase the current growth in sustainable finance. However, regulation is...
ESG/CSR
The European Commission's objective is to increase the current growth in sustainable finance. However, regulation is necessary and more welcome now than ever. Without a fair explanation on how to deal with accurate data and appropriate indices, it will be difficult to manage ESG asset portfolios efficiently.
Would sustainable and responsible investment be an enabler or a drag?
22
Oct
2019
The European Union and sustainable finance: An ambitious plan into action
To achieve its climate targets by 2030, the EU Commission has adopted an ambitious action plan to channel investments...
ESG/CSR
To achieve its climate targets by 2030, the EU Commission has adopted an ambitious action plan to channel investments towards a green transition. The public sector and capital markets must invest together to achieve this target.
The European Union and sustainable finance: An ambitious plan into action
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