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Powering Energy Transition

27
May
2024
A new spring for Asia’s green transition
Societe Generale Global Markets experts share their views on the drivers and strategies shaping the green transition in...
Expert views
Societe Generale Global Markets experts share their views on the drivers and strategies shaping the green transition in Asia – and what it all means for investors.
A new spring for Asia’s green transition
20
Mar
2024
Japan: Lighting the way for the energy transition with a ground-breaking solar project
A first-of-its-kind solar project in Japan could serve as a template for the use of virtual power purchase agreements*...
Powering Energy Transition
A first-of-its-kind solar project in Japan could serve as a template for the use of virtual power purchase agreements* in project financing.
Japan: Lighting the way for the energy transition with a ground-breaking solar project
21
Feb
2024
Renewing India: an energy transition that is well on the way
Every country is striving to reach net zero carbon emissions in the coming decades. But not all of them face India’s...
Expert views
Every country is striving to reach net zero carbon emissions in the coming decades. But not all of them face India’s additional challenges of trying to decarbonise a rapidly growing economy, while also extending electricity coverage to a still largely rural population of 1.4 billion.
Renewing India: an energy transition that is well on the way
31
Jan
2024
Asia Pacific’s sustainable finance market has reached a pivotal moment
As stakeholders push companies to become more sustainable, technology, regulation and national support measures are all...
Expert views
As stakeholders push companies to become more sustainable, technology, regulation and national support measures are all evolving rapidly to make this possible, allowing investors to deploy more capital with greater certainty.
Asia Pacific’s sustainable finance market has reached a pivotal moment
08
Nov
2023
Accelerating the uptake of distributed solar energy systems in New Zealand
State-owned New Zealand Green Investment Finance (NZGIF) has reached a major milestone in its support for the country’s...
Powering Energy Transition
State-owned New Zealand Green Investment Finance (NZGIF) has reached a major milestone in its support for the country’s energy transition with an innovative solar finance debt programme.
Accelerating the uptake of distributed solar energy systems in New Zealand
04
Sep
2023
A bank-wide effort to grow sustainable finance in Asia Pacific
Banks have a critical role to play in scaling up finance and investment to address sustainability challenges. In Asia...
Expert views
Banks have a critical role to play in scaling up finance and investment to address sustainability challenges. In Asia Pacific, a holistic approach is needed to support corporates and investors in their transition.
A bank-wide effort to grow sustainable finance in Asia Pacific
08
Aug
2023
One of the world’s biggest utility-scale battery energy storage systems to be built in Australia
Shell Energy Australia and Eku Energy, the latter being a company initially established by Macquarie’s Green Investment...
Clients' successes
Shell Energy Australia and Eku Energy, the latter being a company initially established by Macquarie’s Green Investment Group, are developing solutions for Australia’s green revolution
One of the world’s biggest utility-scale battery energy storage systems to be built in Australia
11
Jul
2023
Round-the-clock renewables: a pioneering ‘always on’ power generation in India
India’s ReNew is launching the country’s first project that combines generation from solar and wind farms with...
Clients' successes
India’s ReNew is launching the country’s first project that combines generation from solar and wind farms with affordable energy storage in order to produce ‘always on’ power.
Round-the-clock renewables: a pioneering ‘always on’ power generation in India
02
May
2023
Unleashing Australia’s renewable potential
Australia’s emissions reduction target of 43 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030, and net zero emissions by 2050 will...
Expert views
Australia’s emissions reduction target of 43 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030, and net zero emissions by 2050 will require contributions from different parties.
Unleashing Australia’s renewable potential
02
Mar
2023
Invest without Carbon: Greenflation, and turning costs into opportunities through ESG research
Energy transition comes at a cost, which market participants and policymakers have called “greenflation”. Greenflation...
Expert views
Energy transition comes at a cost, which market participants and policymakers have called “greenflation”. Greenflation is the inflation created when prices of commodities needed to green the economy rise due to increased demand or reduced supply.
Invest without Carbon: Greenflation, and turning costs into opportunities through ESG research
28
Feb
2023
Charging up Down Under: the potential of Australia’s electric vehicle market
Almost 90% of households in Australia own a vehicle, with over half owning more than one; and the average Australian...
Expert views
Almost 90% of households in Australia own a vehicle, with over half owning more than one; and the average Australian drives nearly 13,000km per year (Footnote 1,2). Both numbers are higher than almost anywhere except North America.
Charging up Down Under: the potential of Australia’s electric vehicle market
26
Jan
2023
From Renewables to Real Estate, Societe Generale is helping Clients across Asia Pacific advance on their Journey to Sustainability
There is no question that 2022 was a challenging year, with geopolitical turmoil, rising inflation and interest rates,...
Expert views
There is no question that 2022 was a challenging year, with geopolitical turmoil, rising inflation and interest rates, slowing economic growth and real concern over energy security and supply chains.
From Renewables to Real Estate, Societe Generale is helping Clients across Asia Pacific advance on their Journey to Sustainability
13
Dec
2022
How Sustainable Trade Finance is driving Asia’s Energy Transition
Being amongst the pioneer on Sustainable Trade Finance, Societe Generale has developed several trade finance products to...
Expert views
Being amongst the pioneer on Sustainable Trade Finance, Societe Generale has developed several trade finance products to help support its clients in their transition. Shujue Cai, Head of Structured Trade and ESG Transaction Banking for Asia Pacific, shares her views on how sustainable trade finance solutions create positive impact to our clients, environment...
How Sustainable Trade Finance is driving Asia’s Energy Transition
05
Dec
2022
Storming ahead: the potential of offshore wind in North Asia
Although it is becoming increasingly well established in Asia, the potential of renewable energy to help combat climate...
Expert views
Although it is becoming increasingly well established in Asia, the potential of renewable energy to help combat climate change remains huge in a region that accounts for 60% of the world’s population and more than 50% of global carbon emissions.
Storming ahead: the potential of offshore wind in North Asia
14
Nov
2022
Step by step: how to build a viable hydrogen ecosystem
The world is betting on hydrogen. This simplest of elements is increasingly being regarded as a big part of the solution...
Expert views
The world is betting on hydrogen. This simplest of elements is increasingly being regarded as a big part of the solution to global climate change. However the world is only at the start of a potential ‘hydrogen economy’ and Asia boasts some of the most interesting potential.
Step by step: how to build a viable hydrogen ecosystem
16
Sep
2022
A measured approach to sustainable investment in Asia Pacific
Asset managers in Asia Pacific are working hard to refine the recipe for sustainable investing. Selecting the right...
ESG investment
Asset managers in Asia Pacific are working hard to refine the recipe for sustainable investing. Selecting the right ingredients is the first step to success.
A measured approach to sustainable investment in Asia Pacific
14
Jun
2022
How sustainable bond innovation fuels positive change
The expansion of the sustainable bond market is opening up new funding opportunities for a wider range of companies and...
Expert views
The expansion of the sustainable bond market is opening up new funding opportunities for a wider range of companies and connecting investors with projects that support Asia’s transition to a low-carbon future.
How sustainable bond innovation fuels positive change
18
May
2022
Providing green liquidity: Sustainable working capital for China’s energy transition
A key player in the Asia Pacific renewable energy sector has accessed essential working capital through a pioneering...
Clients' successes
A key player in the Asia Pacific renewable energy sector has accessed essential working capital through a pioneering green working capital loan. Societe Generale’s teams worked closely together to provide the advice and funding that made it all happen.
Providing green liquidity: Sustainable working capital for China’s energy transition
27
Apr
2022
Sustainability financing to support the sale of zero-emission electric vehicles and lower income people
Hyundai Card combined its securitisation experience and ESG ambition in a pioneering offering of sustainability...
Clients' successes
Hyundai Card combined its securitisation experience and ESG ambition in a pioneering offering of sustainability asset-backed securities (ABS), aligning with both social and environmental objectives.
Sustainability financing to support the sale of zero-emission electric vehicles and lower income people
13
Apr
2022
Cash management as a catalyst for China’s green development
Short-term green deposits are gaining traction as enterprises seek to make a lasting difference in the decarbonisation...
Expert views
Short-term green deposits are gaining traction as enterprises seek to make a lasting difference in the decarbonisation agenda
Cash management as a catalyst for China’s green development
17
Feb
2022
Funding India’s net-zero charge
India’s energy transition will require the full support of the public and private sectors – and billions of dollars in...
Expert views
India’s energy transition will require the full support of the public and private sectors – and billions of dollars in investment. With the right frameworks now in place, India has momentum on its side.
Funding India’s net-zero charge
24
Jan
2022
Facilitating a lower-emissions economy in Southeast Asia
The shift to cleaner technologies is an opportunity for countries and companies in Southeast Asia to work together to...
Expert views
The shift to cleaner technologies is an opportunity for countries and companies in Southeast Asia to work together to deliver a positive impact for the entire region.
Facilitating a lower-emissions economy in Southeast Asia
20
Jan
2022
First LNG bunkering vessel in France: the shipping industry accelerates its energy transition
"Gas Vitality" is owned by Emerald Blue Maritime S.A.S. (100% subsidiary of Japan-based company Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd...
Financing
"Gas Vitality" is owned by Emerald Blue Maritime S.A.S. (100% subsidiary of Japan-based company Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd (MOL)) and will be chartered on a long-term basis to an affiliate of France-headquartered energy company TotalEnergies in the port of Marseille-Fos.
First LNG bunkering vessel in France: the shipping industry accelerates its energy transition
05
Jan
2022
A novel financing solution for Japan’s solar energy ambitions
An innovative financing package for Japan’s Azuma Kofuji solar facility could provide a template for renewables projects...
Clients' successes
An innovative financing package for Japan’s Azuma Kofuji solar facility could provide a template for renewables projects that meet the country’s unique requirements.
A novel financing solution for Japan’s solar energy ambitions
17
Dec
2021
Working together to promote sustainable finance in Hong Kong
Mobilising green and sustainable finance in Asia Pacific is critical to meet the region’s energy transition and...
Hong Kong
Mobilising green and sustainable finance in Asia Pacific is critical to meet the region’s energy transition and decarbonisation targets.
Working together to promote sustainable finance in Hong Kong
09
Nov
2021
Australia on track for net zero
Green financing enables infrastructure developers to fund projects that contribute to countries’ and industries’...
Clients' successes
Green financing enables infrastructure developers to fund projects that contribute to countries’ and industries’ net-zero pathways. Societe Generale has helped to refinance Australia’s electric rail project in Queensland, which will further the state government’s economic development plans while also saving on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Australia on track for net zero
21
Oct
2021
Making waves with first Certified green shipping loan under the global Climate Bonds Standard
A first-of-its-kind green loan for the shipping industry will help New Zealand’s KiwiRail to commission and...
Clients' successes
A first-of-its-kind green loan for the shipping industry will help New Zealand’s KiwiRail to commission and progressively upgrade two hybrid electric/diesel ferries that will carry the country towards its ambitious sustainability goals.
Making waves with first Certified green shipping loan under the global Climate Bonds Standard
07
Oct
2021
Blue sky thinking for China’s solar revolution
First non-recourse green loan in China’s distributed solar sector is a landmark financing for commercial and industrial...
Clients' successes
First non-recourse green loan in China’s distributed solar sector is a landmark financing for commercial and industrial customers
Blue sky thinking for China’s solar revolution
06
Oct
2021
Asia’s sustainability transition is a global opportunity
A clear focus on sustainability can help Asia access the trillions of dollars needed for the transition to a cleaner,...
Asia-Pacific
A clear focus on sustainability can help Asia access the trillions of dollars needed for the transition to a cleaner, greener future
Asia’s sustainability transition is a global opportunity
16
Sep
2021
LNG marine fuel: first port of call on the net zero voyage
Financing one of the world’s first purpose-built LNG Bunkering Vessels to support low-carbon shipping
Clients' successes
Financing one of the world’s first purpose-built LNG Bunkering Vessels to support low-carbon shipping
LNG marine fuel: first port of call on the net zero voyage
13
Sep
2021
Ripple effect: Floating solar project sets a template for Southeast Asia
The first large-scale floating solar installation in Indonesia will set a template for a growing number of similar...
Clients' successes
The first large-scale floating solar installation in Indonesia will set a template for a growing number of similar projects planned in Southeast Asia and beyond. As well as helping Asia reduce its reliance on coal-fired power, this technology offers some compelling advantages over other clean energy solutions.
Ripple effect: Floating solar project sets a template for Southeast Asia
28
Jul
2021
Powering up Vietnam’s energy transition
Societe Generale is working with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to finance a wind power project in Vietnam that helps...
Clients' successes
Societe Generale is working with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to finance a wind power project in Vietnam that helps accelerate the energy transition in Southeast Asia.
Powering up Vietnam’s energy transition
02
Jun
2021
Disclosure and decarbonisation: why climate-related risks reporting matters
In light of the acceleration of climate change, the financial services industry has a crucial role to play in addressing...
Asia-Pacific
In light of the acceleration of climate change, the financial services industry has a crucial role to play in addressing the climate crisis and financing the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Disclosure and decarbonisation: why climate-related risks reporting matters
22
Apr
2021
The race to net zero: How Asia Pacific can accelerate its energy transition
Last year, marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, was a massive shock for all populations and economies worldwide. Yet it is...
Asia-Pacific
Last year, marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, was a massive shock for all populations and economies worldwide. Yet it is encouraging to see that despite this critical situation - or maybe because of it - governments, corporates and individuals around the world are putting more focus on building a sustainable planet and setting a clearer path towards reaching a...
The race to net zero: How Asia Pacific can accelerate its energy transition
22
Apr
2021
Leveraging Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage for Energy Transition
Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) is becoming an important solution to manage greenhouse gas (GHG)...
Asia-Pacific
Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) is becoming an important solution to manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across a range of large-scale energy and industrial systems. CCUS development at scale is now recognised as a prerequisite for decarbonisation and essential to meeting net-zero targets within the timescales set by governments in major...
Leveraging Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage for Energy Transition
20
Apr
2021
Meeting investor calls for sounder sustainability reporting
Better ESG reporting by Asian companies can give them an edge as sustainable investing grows
Asia-Pacific
Better ESG reporting by Asian companies can give them an edge as sustainable investing grows
Meeting investor calls for sounder sustainability reporting
19
Mar
2021
Digitalisation and sustainability: two key trade finance trends in Asia
In early 2021, we are still emerging from the economic wreckage caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic – what...
Asia-Pacific
In early 2021, we are still emerging from the economic wreckage caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic – what are the key financing trends?
Digitalisation and sustainability: two key trade finance trends in Asia
04
Mar
2021
Greenwashing or green-enabling?
Alternative data can help investors capture broader and more timely insight into ESG performance
Asia-Pacific
Alternative data can help investors capture broader and more timely insight into ESG performance
Greenwashing or green-enabling?
23
Feb
2021
The sun rises on renewable energy in India
India aims to generate 275 Gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2027, up from 136 GW today. Societe Generale...
Clients' successes
India aims to generate 275 Gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2027, up from 136 GW today. Societe Generale is supporting this critical energy transition goal, as illustrated by recent financing of SB Energy and ENGIE’s solar projects.
The sun rises on renewable energy in India
04
Feb
2021
Shipping industry sailing into a decarbonised economy
The world’s largest container ship lessor closed the first sustainability-linked loan and sustainability-linked swap in...
Clients' successes
The world’s largest container ship lessor closed the first sustainability-linked loan and sustainability-linked swap in the sector
Shipping industry sailing into a decarbonised economy