12 Oct 2020

Our credentials


Proud to be part of one of Europe’s leading banks in sustainable finance


Committed to climate 

  • Climate lies at the heart of our investment decisions. Our voting and engagement policy puts particular emphasis on environmental issues, and we are supporters and signatories of initiatives such as Climate Action 100+, the TCFD, the CDP and the Climate Bonds Initiative.

An open architecture

  • Lyxor operates an open architecture model when it comes to working with our ESG partners. Whether selecting the best available data providers or choosing the most appropriate index partners, quality is our goal.

ESG and climate tools

  • Lyxor runs a proprietary methodology for ESG and climate risk and opportunities assessment, covering all asset classes. We’ve analysed over 350 funds and made detailed factsheets available on our website with ESG and climate metrics.

Products for change

  • Split across broad, climate-focused and thematic strategies, we offer market leading ESG products. After launching the world’s first Green Bond ETF (Greenfin labelled), we launched Europe’s first ecosystem of climate transition ETFs.

Positive Impact Initiative founding member

  • Societe Generale is a founding member of the Positive Impact Initiative of the UNEP FI, a partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme and the global financial sector.

Committed to climate

  • The first French bank to sign a Green Power Purchase Agreement in France, Societe Generale is committed to the fight against global warming, with €100bn reached in energy transition financing between 2016 and 2020, and a further €120bn planned through 2023

#1 for environment

  • Out of 175 banks analysed by RobecoSAM, Societe Generale was ranked the best worldwide on the environmental dimension (as at September 2019).

Top renewables ranking

  • Societe Generale ranks #1 in EMEA and #3 worldwide for renewable energy finance, with a dominant position in offshore wind advisory and project finance (Infranews League Table YTD, June 2020).