Caisse des Dépôts & Institut CDC pour la Recherche

Caisse des Dépôts & Institut CDC pour la Recherche

The Caisse des Dépôts  supports the networking and development of the social and solidarity economy. It backs up public policies and local communities through the support it provides to the 106 Local Support Agencies ("Dispositifs Locaux d’Accompagnement") and it provides advice to associations. It also supports the sector's financial organization by increasing the equity capital of social and solidarity economy organizations and by setting up specific bank guarantees. Finally, it manages, on behalf of the French state, a 100-million-euro fund dedicated to the social and solidarity economy within the Programme of Investments for the Future ("Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir"); as of September 1, 2014, the Caisse des Dépôts had used close to 70 million euros from this fund, thus eventually creating or securing more than 40,000 jobs. The Caisse des Dépôts and its affiliates constitute a public group; it is a long-term investor serving the general interest and local economic development.

The Institut CDC pour la Recherche  is a programme of the Caisse des Dépôts, within the Strategy Department, which aims to support research works in the strategic fields of activity of the Groupe Caisse des Dépôts. The Institut thus supports new works, in connection with the Group's operational issues, whether they are missions of the Group itself or activities of its affiliates. Its action, which is based on cross-sector research, is transversal. It organizes the valorization of results through contributions to the public debate. Finally, it feeds strategic reflection on an internal level on the basis of the new trends identified in the field of research.