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The keys to SCPI: choosing a responsible investment

Episode 3

Investing in an SCPI means becoming a partner in a company that acquires and manages real estate assets. It is also an opportunity to give meaning to your savings by choosing an investment that has a positive environmental or social impact.

To learn all about investing in SCPI, listen to our podcast Keys to SCPI.

More and more consumers want to use their purchasing power, borrowing capacity or savings in responsible products and investments. This demand also applies to real estate investment, a sector in which sustainable development issues are numerous. The building sector accounts for 44% of the energy consumed in France and emits more than 120 million tons of CO2 per year.

This sector also has a social role, as many buildings provide an essential service in sectors where demand is growing: crèches, retirement homes, hospitals, etc.

The SRI (Socially Responsible Investment) label was created to meet this need for meaning and sustainability in various economic sectors. A financial product with the SRI label meets the principles of sustainable development. In real estate, it consists of integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into the acquisition and management processes of assets.

SCPIs are also eligible. In concrete terms, this SRI label allows individuals to identify funds that serve a sustainable, more responsible economy.

Let's talk with Daniel While, Director of Research and Strategy at Primonial REIM, a major player in real estate savings in France.