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.

Supporting Cleantech

2021: a record year

Investment in Cleantech has broken all records in 2021 with €2.2 billion raised for 125 operations carried out, illustrating a real change of scale.  The objective set in 2020 to multiply by 5 the amount invested by private equity in the energy and ecology transition by 2030, and thus to attain €5 billion, has never seemed so realistic.

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.

Accelerating transformations

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.

After 10 years of commitment to ESG issues, we now need to accelerate and work together to drive the essential transformation of our management companies and holdings. Our objectives are ambitious: to accompany 10,000 companies on a low-carbon trajectory; triple the amounts invested in cleantech and impact investing; continue our efforts on diversity issues in the broadest sense and promote value sharing.

Claire Chabrier, President of France Invest