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The EIB Investment survey

Being able to track changes in business and infrastructure investment, identify investment needs and understand the constraints that hold investment back, is vital for effective policy making to support growth and job creation across Europe. The annual EIB Group Survey on Investment and Investment Finance (EIBIS) will help address this challenge.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the bank of the European Union. It is owned by the EU Member States and represents their interests, working closely with other EU institutions to implement EU policy, supporting investment by firms and the public sector throughout the EU and around the world. The EIB Group is made up of the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund (EIF).

Ipsos has been commissioned by the EIB to implement the EIB Investment Survey. The survey consists of yearly waves. This year’s survey will be carried out by telephone by Ipsos from March 2022 to July 2023. All published findings will be completely anonymised.

The survey includes two modules:

The main Investment Module targets 12,800 SMEs and larger corporates.

A supplementary Module on Supply Chains targets firms, within the EU, who trade internationally.

Additionally, Ipsos will run a study on business investment and strategy relating to decarbonisation - the Emissions Trading System Survey (ETS). The results of this survey will provide valuable insights for the EU policymakers and stakeholders on how to improve the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) and support the green transition of the European industry. The survey will be carried out by telephone between September and October 2023 among EU firms.

In addition to the survey, Ipsos will be analysing respondent firms Job vacancy advertisements across all relevant publicly available online channels. This analysis will be linked back to survey responses in order to enrich and add further understanding surrounding investment decisions, as well as investment barriers such as skill shortages across areas like digitisation and sustainability.