Grow with Africa

Further to its unique positioning, Societe Generale's long history of sharing with Africa is rooted in the financing of the real economy and its loyalty to the continent, and encourages the Bank to take a responsible look at the development of the African continent.

This commitment was reaffirmed in Societe Generale's "Transform to Grow" strategic plan in the end of 2017. It makes its African activities one of the pillars of the Group's growth, and at the same time builds on a CSR ambition that lays the "Contribution to the sustainable development of Africa" as a major axis.

Convinced that this contribution requires openness and partnerships, Societe Generale has made the decision to put its proximity, its various expertise and a dynamic of innovation at the service of the prosperity of the continent. It has chosen to become even more engaged by including all stakeholders willing to respond to the specific conditions in which the sustainable development of the African continent is thought to be, and convinced that the destinies of our two continents are linked more than ever.

This is how was born the initiative:



The Grow with Africa initiative aims to contribute collectively to the sustainable development of Africa, in partnership with local territories and actors as well as international experts, by establishing dialogue, listening and sharing innovative means and approaches.

This initiative, which integrates the declination of the UN Sustainable Development Goals on the continent, also aims to promote local experimentation with a goal of duplicability in several countries, and to industrialize successful projects through an improvement approach. continuous and full transparency of results between programme partners.

Thanks to its intimate knowledge of the territories in which it operates, Societe Generale has identified four areas of development that can become growth drivers for broader sectors in the future, which mutually enrich each other in operational efficiency: