Nantes Métropole: Caisse des Dépôts, Bpifrance and France Active strengthen their cooperation in favor of urban affairs

On 28 January, Caisse des Dépôts, Bpifrance and Fondès (acting for France Active in Pays de la Loire Region) signed a cooperation agreement strengthened to support entrepreneurship in the priority districts as well as the social and solidarity economy (ESS).

Medical-social sector and solidarity

In Pays de La Loire Region, 46 districts spread across 11 conurbations and representing 143,000 inhabitants are affected by the projects that come under the purview of the City’s policy. The SSE developed there beyond the national average, and concerns 14% of jobs.

P Bolo, C Giboureau, PR Lemas, G Bonny et P Lambert lors de la visite du quartier Bellevue
At national level, Caisse des Dépôts has for a long time being involved in developing the SSE. It has formed operational partnerships with several networks, including France Active, of which it is a founder member and the leading financial supporter. Caisse des Dépôts is also the leading shareholder in Société d’Investissement France Active (Sifa), the leading solidarity-investment company in France, and France Active Garantie, a company that ensures, in particular, the implementation of the actions from the professional microcredit aspect of the Social Cohesion fund, which is managed by Caisse des Dépôts. It supports the French State and local authorities in rolling out territorial clusters for economic co-operation, tools that encourage territorial roots to form, and the SSE’s outreach across territories. Finally, Caisse des Dépôts is able to invest directly in businesses or projects in the SSE.

Support for the SSE is part of Bpifrance’s strategic priorities; in May 2013, it put forward a plan to support the development of the sector. On 18 January 2016, France Active and Bpifrance signed a partnership agreement to strengthen their links and develop their actions in the service of entrepreneurs in the SSE.

On the occasion of his trip to Nantes the Chief Executive Officer of Caisse des Dépôts, Pierre-René Lemas, visited Le Galilée handicraft village and La Station office building, which lie at the heart of Bellevue, in the Anru district that is common to Saint Herbain and Nantes. Caisse de Dépôts played a role in financing those two operations.

Find the achievements of Caisse des Dépôts Group in Loire Atlantique département through the map of achievements.


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