The corporate Societe Generale Foundation

Mission and ambition

By focusing on actions that strengthen living together, Societe Generale can contribute to building a more inclusive society. This means giving priority to support for education, culture and the environment, three areas that are essential to life in society.  

 
In the countries where the Group is present, we provide our support to structures of general interest and cultural organizations that carry out projects with a high impact potential, whether they are incipient or large-scale initiatives. 

 
Our ambition as a patron is to help our partners to grow their projects and their impact on society. 
 
Helping our partners to grow their projects means engaging with them, being a solid support and thus contributing decisively to the development and impact of their actions. 

Education, Culture, Environment

These are the three areas where we are mobilizing and focusing our actions:  

  • Education, because it helps to reduce economic and social inequalities, by providing access to knowledge, expanding guidance opportunities and promoting successful integration into the labor market so that everyone can find their fair place in society. Particularly supporting young people’s education means investing in the future, and giving them the tools they need to understand and shape the world around them. In this area, the Foundation supports in particular fundamental knowledge, financial education, education through sport and culture, and professional integration, particularly around the professions of ecological and digital transition  

  • Culture, because it is the glue that holds our society together, creates bridges between different cultures, and opens up to the world and our common heritage. Supporting dissemination, artistic practice and access to culture also means fostering the values of excellence, sharing, openness and creativity. The Foundation supports in particular classical music and modern and contemporary art 

  • The environment, because environmental challenges are multiplying and accelerating, it is essential to support and scale up initiatives contributing to the ecological transition, more sustainable development and environmental protection. In this area, the Foundation particularly supports the preservation of nature and the protection of the oceans, in addition to the Bank’s action to support the energy transition of its businesses 

Comprehensive support

Helping our partners grow their projects and their impact on society is: 

  • provide long-term financial support. We seek to build long-term, multi-year partnerships that build on mutual trust and dialog and deepen over time 
      

  • mobilize, according to their needs, the time and skills of our employees with a dedicated engagement platform 
      

  • connect them with other partners of the Foundation and the Societe Generale Group to create new spaces for dialog and cooperation and open them up to the full richness and power of our ecosystem 
      

  • provide them with the support of members of the Group’s Management Committee to help take their project even further and provide them with the best possible support in the face of changes in their sector (economic upheavals, increasing complexity of the legal and regulatory environment, etc.) 
      

  • share indicators for monitoring and measuring the projects supported to assess their impact. 

  

Furthermore, because we believe that the financial education of young people is essential to develop their autonomy and build their future, the Societe Generale Corporate Foundation offers all its partners - all areas of action taken together - the opportunity to provide the young people they accompany with an offer of financial education. Whether they are beneficiaries of an association or winners of a music scholarship, the Societe Generale Foundation helps young people develop this key competence for their future. 
 
To carry out its mission, the Societe Generale Foundation has a mandate renewed for five years, with a new multi-annual action program of €55 million for the period 2024-2028. 
 
It relies on a Board of Directors and selection committees composed of experts in these different fields, in order to guide it as best as possible in its choices and in the different areas. support provided. 

Functioning of the Foundation

The Board of Directors  

The Board of Directors defines the overall strategy of the Societe Generale Corporate Foundation, examines the files and decides on all the support. It includes representatives of the Societe Generale Group and qualified personalities who have agreed to put their expertise at the service of the Foundation. 

  

Since June 14, 2024, the Directors are: 

Slawomir Krupa, Group Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Societe Generale Foundation
Cécile BARTENIEFF, Chief Executive Officer of Societe Generale Asia-Pacific  
Isabelle DELOEIL GERAUD, Head of SG Sud-Ouest
Frédéric de FONDAUMIERE, Head of Corporate Operations, elected representative of employees
Laetitia MAUREL, Head of Group Communication Societe Generale
Catherine ZENONI HIMBER, Societe Generale Banker  
 
Laurent BAYLE, former Head of Philharmonie de Paris
Thierry DUSAUTOIR, former professional rugby player and entrepreneur
Nathalie JACQUET, Head of Strategy and Development at Sciences Po Paris
Caroline SONRIER, General and Artistic Director of the Lille Opera
Charles-Edouard VINCENT, Founding Chairman of Emmaüs Défi and Lulu in my street
Vanessa WAGNER, Pianist  

 

Selection Committees 

The selection committees implement the Foundation’s strategy by studying and selecting files to be proposed to the Board of Directors. They are composed of representatives of the Societe Generale Group and qualified personalities, experts in our fields of intervention. 

  

Culture Committee  

Laurent BAYLE - Former Director of the Philharmonie de Paris
Aurelie DEPLUS - Responsible for the art Collection and artistic patronage
Ulrich MOHRLE - Deputy music delegate, Societe Generale Foundation
Anne-Gaëlle MONOT - Societe Generale Collaborator
Albane ROUVILLOIS - General Delegate, Societe Generale Corporate Foundation
Caroline SONRIER - General and artistic director of the Lille Opera
Vanessa WAGNER - Pianist  

  

Education Committee 

Alix ARMANET - Deputy Solidarity​ Delegate, Societe Generale Corporate Foundation
Marie CHAMBON - Head of Diversity & Inclusion of Societe Generale Group
Dorothée CORBIER - Associate Director of Assemble, consulting agency
Marc GERMANANGUE - Education expert, author and head of associative structures
Marc HAROUNYAN - Societe Generale employee and relay of the Foundation
Stéphanie LELOUTRE - Societe Generale employee and relay of the Fondation
Camille MARC - Director of Entreprendre&+
Croisine MARTIN ROLAND - Philanthropy Advisory, Societe Generale Private Banking, Chief Executive Officer of the Fondation 29 Haussmann​
Albane ROUVILLOIS - Chief Executive Officer, Societe Generale Corporate Foundation 

  

The Environment Committee 

To date, there is no dedicated selection committee in this area. It is supported by ad hoc experts as needed. 

Employee commitment