The Forum represents a dialogue platform which provides members with the opportunity to:
share information, best practices and know-how; develop cooperation projects; elaborate common positions on global issues; engage with bilateral and multilateral financial institutions; and promote long-term financial instruments, including public-private partnerships.

The Forum’s main activities focus on:

- sharing and disseminating the economic model of the Caisses de Dépôt at both national and international levels;

- supporting the role of the Caisses in mobilising several types of savings;

- encouraging diverse modalities of intervention and partnerships in a long-term perspective,
aiming to support Members in pursuing their respective institutional missions.

The first Forum was held on the 21st of January 2011 in Marrakech, on the initiative of the Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion of Morocco. On this occasion, the Charte du Forum des Caisses de Dépôt (the charter of the Forum) was signed.
This document sets out the fundamental principles of the initiative, while also establishing a Coordination Committee tasked with defining the programme and the various themes which the Forum considers a priority. The second and third Forums were held in April 2013 and April 2015 and respectively hosted by the French Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations in Paris and the Tunisian Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations in Tunis.