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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 MORI 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 April 2020 to July 2020. All published findings will be completely anonymised.


The survey includes three modules:


The main Investment Module targets 13,400 SMEs and larger corporates.


A supplementary Module on Infrastructure Investment targets 800 local government municipalities to better understand their infrastructure investment needs.


A supplementary online survey focuses on the development and implementation of technologies and innovations that could help to tackle climate change. More specifically, this survey aims at gaining a better understanding of the different challenges firms face in the development and implementation of these climate-friendly innovations.