33 Related articles for History
By Emeline Grolleau | Historical Archives | 08/08/12
During the Second World War, 127 buildings belonging to Societe Generale’s Immobilière Parisienne et Départementale French real-estate subsidiary* were damaged, 27 of them being totally destroyed. We take a look at the work undertaken by Societe Generale to repair and rebuild its bank branches ...
By Frédéric Descouturelle | Historian | 02/08/12
Before the First World War, as it developed its real estate, Societe Generale established close ties with a particular architectural and decorative style: Art Nouveau. We visit some symbolic buildings.
By Sylvie Guillaudeau | Historical archives officer | 26/07/12
Second part of our summer series on the Group's architecture. Towards the end of the 19th century, Societe Generale opened its first overseas site in the British capital, at the heart of the world's largest financial centre at the time: the City.
By Marjolaine Meeschaert | Historical Archives | 19/07/12
For the first in our series on the Group's architecture, let's go back to 1864. Societe Generale was a brand new banking establishment seeking recognition. To show its solidity as well as security, the first branches welcomed customers in offices that had impressive and modern architecture.
By Xavier Breuil | Historian | 07/06/12
In 1987, the privatisation of Societe Generale encouraged the company to instigate a new partnership with the world of sport, and immediately rugby was the obvious choice in the minds of the Group's upper management.
By Breuil Xavier | Historian | 10/04/12
The history of diversity in the Group
By Breuil Xavier | Historian | 28/03/12
The history of the Group's international expansion.
By Breuil Xavier | Historian | 21/03/12
In 1973, when the world economy was facing the effects of the first oil crisis, Societe Generale created Soginnove.
By Marjolaine Meeschaert | Archivist | 26/01/12
True, times have changed. 1964 was a time of sustained and structured growth. The nationalised Société Générale was developing its business and services in a fast-expanding economy. Its network was growing both in France and internationally. Its retail customer deposits reached the same levels a ...