Caisse des Dépôts, Centre Français des Fonds et des Fondations, Comptoir de l’Innovation, Crédit Coopératif, Finansol, and Mouvement des Entrepreneurs Sociaux launch “Impact Invest Lab”, a national initiative in the form of a Lab about investment with social impact.
The 12th Prize-winners Ceremony organized by Réseau entreprendre Bourgogne took place on 15 October in Dijon. This long-lasting partner is supported by Caisse des Dépôts at the level of €15,000 for the development of its network.
On 11 December, La Cordée, the long-standing player in coworking in France, and Caisse des Dépôts completed a financial and strategic partnership. Caisse des Dépôts took a stake of €1,500,000 in the capital of La Cordée and became so its minority reference shareholder.
The National Fair of the Social and solidarity economy (ESS), Caisse des Dépôts of which is a major partner, was held on 23 and 24 October in Niort, in the presence of Martine Pinville, the Secretary of State for Trade, Crafts, Consumption and ESS.
On 23 October in Le Mans, the 1st Fabrique à Entreprendre in Pays de la Loire Region was launched to support, to coach and to encourage entrepreneurship by the inhabitants of Urban Affairs priority districts. Caisse des Dépôts initiated this scheme.
The signing of the agreement formalizing the launch of a CitésLab for Charleville-Mézières/ Sedan took place on 21 October. A CitésLab is a scheme developed by Caisse des Dépôts, which aims at detecting and favoring the creation of activity projects emergence in the regions, and particularly in the Urban Affairs priority districts (QPV).
The 1st meeting of Salon des Entrepreneurs (Business Fair) about the growth and the development of the young companies took place in Marseille on 14 and 15 October, led by CCI Marseille Provence, the City of Marseille, Marseille Provence Métropole and Caisse des Dépôts Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Regional Office, the partner of the fair.
On 20 October, the association Nos quartiers ont des talents (NQT), Caisse des Dépôts of which is a partner, presented to the president of the French Republic its White Paper Relançons l’ascenseur social (Let us climb the social ladder), the fruit of its research on the situation of the social ladder in France and the utility of sponsoring to climb it.