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APAC award wins for green deals and projects in 2017

18/01/2018

Contributing to the global drive in advocating sustainable and positive impact finance

At Societe Generale, we aim to strengthen our pioneer position in the definition of the Positive Impact Finance*, supporting the positive impact of our clients' activities.

Our Environmental & Social (E&S) expertise in terms of advisory, financing solutions, research, and investment solutions, as well as investor services, combined with our capacity for innovation, has been instrumental in deploying this integrated offering.

In Asia Pacific, we also intend to remain at the forefront in this area and pursue the expansion of our offering to our clients. The efforts were recognized with a number of awards the Global Finance team had won in 2017.

Most notably SG was awarded the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Bank of the Year Award at The Asset Triple A Asia Infrastructure Awards 2017 and Asia Commodity Finance House of the Year by at Energy Risk Asia Awards 2017. In addition a number of green bonds and renewable energy deals that Societe Generale had worked on also received accolades given by leading trade publications in the region.

I'm proud that we had worked with our clients on a number of highly visible projects and transactions with the aim to bring positive impact to the economy, society and the environment. What's very encouraging is the increasing awareness of positive impact finance we are now seeing in the market with leading publications acknowledging the efforts our clients and financial institutions have made. A big token of thanks to our dedicated teams who supported our clients on these projects. We will continue to push forward on this front.

Stephen Swift
Head of Global Finance, Asia Pacific

Since our inception over 150 years ago, Societe Generale has supported the economy. Today, we are committed to strengthening sustainable finance solutions for our clients — from economic, social and environmental perspectives. In order to have a positive impact on society, Societe Generale has been at the origin of the concept of ‘Positive Impact Finance' which calls for a new financing paradigm, and is part of the United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).

* "Positive Impact Finance" is the one which verifiably produces a positive impact on one of the 3 pillars of sustainable development - the economy, the society or the environment - whilst ensuring any potential negative impacts have been duly identified and mitigated. Principles for Positive Impact have been launched in Paris early 2017 with United Nations Environment Programme.

 

 

Awards in 2017

Best Green Bond, Societe Generale acted as one of the joint bookrunners and lead managers in DBS US$500 million floating rate green bonds

Societe Generale acted as one of the joint bookrunners and lead managers in Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Luxembourg) US$2.15 billion equivalent multi-tranche dual currency bond

  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Bank of the Year: Societe Generale

  • Country deals (Australia), Renewable energy deal of the year
    Wind: Hornsdale Wind Farm Stage 2 A$174 million debt financing. Societe Generale acted as one of the Mandated Lead Arrangers

  • Deals of the Year: Renewable energy deal of the year
    Wind: Hornsdale Wind Farm Stage 2 A$174 million debt financing. Societe Generale acted as one of the Mandated Lead Arrangers

  • Country deals (China), Renewable energy deal of the year
    Sanchuan Energy Group 280 million yuan senior structured financing. Societe Generale acted as one of the Arrangers

  • Country deals (Indonesia), Renewable energy deal of the year
    Hasang Hydroelectric IPP US$140.5 million project financing. Societe Generale acted as one of the Mandated Lead Arrangers

  • Deals of the Year - Renewable energy deal of the year
    Hydro: Sanchuan Energy Group 280 million yuan senior structured financing. Societe Generale acted as one of the Arrangers

Asia Commodity Finance House of the Year

Best ESG Deal, Societe Generale acted as one of the joint bookrunners in ICBC Luxembourg $2.15 billion equivalent dual-currency, triple tranche green bond

Best High Yield Bond, Societe Generale acted as one of the Bookrunners in the Azure Power Energy's $500m 5.25 year green bond

SRI BOND: ICBC's US$2.15bn dual-currency Green bonds, Societe Generale acted as one of the joint bookrunners and joint lead managers in ICBC's US$2.15bn dual-currency Green bonds