A town and country development actor
The Group supports local authorities and intermunicipal institutions in their projects and accomplishments. Housing, transport, engineering, renewable energy, digital technologies: in all these areas, the Group is a valued partner.
Caisse des Dépôts, a Public Institution, makes public service investments in projects which promote town and country development. The Group's subsidiaries offer local authorities their expertise in the field of competition.
In 2011, the Caisse des Dépôts Group's public service investments amounted to nearly €388mn, using its equity capital. Objective: support local authorities' initiatives and projects in emerging markets or markets with insufficient private sector presence.
Caisse des Dépôts operates in areas and sectors neglected by the market. Through its investments it helps to redynamise neglected neighbourhoods, sites or local areas. Its involvement creates knock-on effects among other partners.
Rejuvenating a neighbourhood or a local area requires action on a number of levers: urban renewal, housing stock diversity, business real estate, health and social facilities, commerce, the environment, digital facilities, etc.
Beforehand, wide-ranging studies ensure that projects are coherent from start to finish. Programmes must be overseen by a steering body which provides coordination. At each of these stages the local authority can call on the financial, legal and technical expertise of the Caisse des Dépôts' regional divisions.