Monthly report April 2010
- OUR BUSINESSES
>> Societe Generale Launches China Union Pay Card Acceptance Service in France
Societe Generale announced that it has signed an agreement with China Union Pay (CUP) which allows CUP cardholders to use their cards in ATMs that are part of the Societe Generale domestic network in France, Monaco and La Réunion. The agreement, which covers up to 3,000 branches in France, marks an important step in international cooperation between Societe Generale and CUP.
>> Seven key trends for investing, giving and spending among Ultra High Net Worth Individuals
The global financial crisis has caused a trust crisis among the world’s wealthiest individuals, driving them to be more vigilant, to ask more questions and, in some cases, to take a more direct, hands-on role in their philanthropic and financial affairs.
>> Poland, a land of opportunities
The tragedy that has recently struck Poland should not make us forget the economic performances of this key Central European country, which offers promising prospects for Société Générale and therefore represents one of its priority markets.
- HUMAN RESOURCES
>> Relive the final of CITIZEN ACT
The student business game was on the theme of inventing the bank of tomorrow. This year, the winners of CITIZEN ACT were the Spanish team "Bank Better" from ESADE Barcelona.
>> Commitment to helping the professional insertion of young people
To give young people with little or no qualifications, and often from disadvantaged areas, a chance: that’s the aim of “Coup de pouce pour l’insertion”. Even though hiring is traditionally based on a university degree, Societe Generale has instigated a specific qualifying course in the Lyon region.
- SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
>> Photovoltaic energy for Societe Generale’s headquarters in Burkina Faso
Since 5 February 2010, a solar-powered generator connected to the network has been providing energy to the headquarters of SGBB, Societe Generale’s subsidiary in Burkina Faso. It was officially inaugurated on 16 April in the presence of Burkina Faso Government representatives.