Accelerating climate action
Greenly x France Invest
France Invest has carried out its carbon footprint assessment
Before we can reduce our GHG emissions, we must be able to measure them. That is why we decided to calculate our carbon footprint with Greenly. This will enable us to better structure our environmental policy and draw up our action plan for reducing our emissions in the long term.
France Invest’s carbon footprint assessment takes into account not only direct and energy-related emissions (Scope 1 & 2) but also indirect emissions caused by service providers and services used by the company (Scope 3). Adding up all these emissions, France Invest had a footprint of 249t CO2e in 2020.
Thus, France Invest’s current Climate Greenly Score is C. 5% of French companies achieve this score; 5% do better. France Invest is therefore ranked in the top 10% of the most environmentally and socially-responsible organisations.
In conjunction with Greenly, we are taking concrete action for the environment and the climate. We want to commit ourselves and our entire community to the decarbonisation of the economy.
2022: a record year
In the first half of 2023, 99 financing deals were completed by private equity professionals (including infrastructure) in the ecological transition sector in France for a total amount of over €2bn (out of 95 known amounts). This is the very first time that funds raised have topped the €2bn mark over a six-month period. This is all the more remarkable given the current slowdown in fundraising.
The new Sustainability Commission
Support for members
For more than 10 years France Invest has been promoting an approach based on the evolution of corporate business models to generate sustainable and responsible growth. The association supports its members in this process via the ESG Commission, renamed the Sustainability Commission at the end of 2021, which brings together all types of players and combines all asset classes. This Commission is now reaching a new stage on the back of external developments and growing internal support.
The Sustainability Commission is structured around 3 main themes which will be the subject of working groups that are intended to be a venue for discussion, work and conviviality: the transformation of companies, awareness-raising and communication, and finally reporting and dialogue.