The CEO of the Sofidel Group, Luigi Lazzareschi, has been nominated Ambassador for the 50th Anniversary of WWF Italy, as part of the ceremony to launch celebrations for the association’s anniversary, held at the ‘Sala Capitolare’ of the Senate of the Republic and attended by President of the Italian Senate Pietro Grasso and worldwide representatives of WWF senior management.

Until the next May 27 businesses and organizations can apply to the 14th edition of the Sodalitas Social Award, the most authoritative Prize on Sustainability in Italy promoted by Fondazione Sodalitas.

The 14th Edition of Sodalitas Social Award will recognize the commitment of enterprises, institutions and organizations towards "changing the paradigm and achieving a sustainable future".

The agreement between UniCredit and Officinæ Verdi for supplying 100% energia verde (100% green energy) to enterprises and companies has been signed. The supply service is powered by Consortium Energia Verde SpA, Officinæ Verdi Group operating company.

SMEs will be able to save energy and reduce CO2 emission costs, improving their environmental performance and recovering competitiveness. Consortium Energia Verde SpA provides 100% renewable energy: each kWh hour supplied is covered by an equivalent supply from renewable sources, verified by Gestore dei Servizi Energetici through the Guarantee of Origin (G.O). Together with the supply of green energy, SMEs will be able to install the metering system mætrics®, which allows remote monitoring of energy consumption and waste identification.

KPMG has contributed to the official launch of Social Value Italia, the Italian Branch of Social Value International, an international network for anyone interested in social value and social impact.
The mission of this organization is to advocate about accounting, measuring and managing social value from the perspective of those affected by an organization’s activities.
KPMG is supporting Social Value Italia in the framework of the firm’s strategic CR partnerships. The collaboration would consist in giving pro bono advice, helping in setting the strategic direction, creating a supportive business community and contributing to the implementation of specific projects. It also demonstrates consistency with the commitment to align CR and the core business. In fact, clients are increasingly looking towards the issue of social impact as a main topic and this collaboration is likely to nurture the know-how in this field.

The Sharing mobility Observatory met on the 16th of March, at Bocconi University in Milan. Between the topics discussed during the technical session “Legislative instruments”, the Observatory has analysed and discussed the legal proposals in order to provide the Roadmap for the sharing mobility development. To this session Pierfrancesco Maran, Mobility Councillor of the city of Milan and Maurizio Pernice, General Director from the Ministry of Environment, have participated.

The traditional Spring Meeting of the Sustainable Development Foundation, in its eight edition, will be held on the 27th of April 2016 in Rome at the Casa dell’Architettura, with the presence of the Minister for the Environment, Gian Luca Galletti.

The Paris Climate agreement during the COP 21, signed also by Italy, is challenging and, if implemented, it will promote an important step not only for climate, but also for the green economy development with low-carbon emissions. In order to encourage the italian debate on the application of the Paris agreement, the Foundation presents, towards the fifth edition of the States Genral of the green economy during November 2016 in Rimini, during its traditional annual spring meeting, the “Italy Climate Report”.  With updated data to 2015, how are going the greenhouse-gas emissions in Italy? And what about the European and international frame? Regarding to the Paris objectives, what is the value? Which new measures would be necessary to rejoin the trajectory compatible with the temperature not exceeding 1,5°C?

AIAS - Italian Professional Association Environment and Safety confirmed with the Communication on Engagement (COE) its support for the UN Global Compact and its Ten Principles in the areas of Human Rights, Labor, Environment and Anti-Corruption.

The COE describes the actions that AIAS has taken to support the Global Compact – from the date of adhesion to the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation (January 2014) - and it is published on the Association website at: www.aias-sicurezza.it

On 25 February 2016, A2A held its second “Multi-stakeholder Forum,” which saw the involvement of different categories of stakeholders. Twenty-nine external stakeholders participated (local authorities, customers, environmental associations, suppliers, entrepreneurs, experts in economics, environment and culture, and teachers), who were divided into four working groups, each of which worked on topics relating to the presence of A2A in the region:

Enel CEO and General Manager Francesco Starace has been appointed co-Chair of the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Energy Utilities and Energy Technologies Communities at the 46th Annual Meeting of WEF in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.

Over 2,500 leaders from business, government, international organisations, civil society, academia, media and the arts are participating at the 46th Annual Meeting of WEF between January 20th and 23rd. The theme of the meeting is “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

The company is Industry Leader of Electric Utilities in the DJ Sustainability Index and has confirmed its position in the Gold Class for the fourth time. Terna is a world leader in sustainability: thanks to the results achieved in its environmental and social responsibility activities, the company chaired by Catia Bastioli and led by Matteo Del Fante has received recognition as Industry Leader in the Electric Utilities sector of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and is the only Italian company in the Gold Class of the Sustainability Yearbook 2016 just published by RobecoSAM, the international rating agency which assesses the sustainability performance of the 2,000 biggest companies in the world.

Terna, in the Gold Class for the fourth time, totalled 89 points, the highest score in its history and the highest in the Electric Utilities sector, which recorded an average of 52.

In order to be competitive in the global market, companies in Europe more than ever need young people with the right skills. At the same time, Europe has a significant untapped human capital potential. To achieve higher sustainable growth and more innovation, and take full advantage of the skills and talent available in Europe, business and the education sector need to open up to the world and to each other.

The “European Pact for Youth” is a mutual engagement of business and the European Union leaders. It brings together representatives for business, education and youth, and the European institutions.
In line with these objectives and proposed actions, business will engage with the European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility and all supportive organizations, to support the creation of 10,000 quality business-education partnerships.

Last fall Telecom Italia adopted its policy on Human Rights, because it helps to measure and monitor the integration of Human Rights in all its activities, it is required by its stakeholders (investors, commercial partners, institutions), by the rating agencies (such as FTSE4Good and DJSI) and by the UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; also, because from 2017 companies like Telecom Italia have to include the information on Human Rights in their financial statements (EU Directive 95/2014).

The Climate Agreement signed in Paris COP21 outlines a model of development based on renewables and energy efficiency, a carbon neutral production system and an economy that can support those communities that are resilient to climate change.

In Europe, between 1990 and 2014, it has already been registered a strong difference between emissions (down by 23%) and GDP (increased of 46%), demonstrating that the green economy and innovation can work as a driver of development for the economic recovery. Increasingly, revenues will be linked to the technologies and production systems with low emissions and those who make long-term investments in systems and infrastructure will assess their consistency with the process of current decarbonization, to avoid becoming useless or counterproductive.

In December ERGO Italia, insurance group, answered the call of Greenpeace and of FAO for the safeguard of bees, thus supporting the project Bee My Future by LifeGate.

Adopting a hive and the about 30,000 bees that live in it is a concrete action for the protection and breeding of these precious insects in urban areas, according to the biological guidelines.

The first Italian company to run a project like that, Terna launches an online area, accessible from www.terna.it, entirely dedicated to current building sites. Here, full information will be published and regularly updated on contracts, tenders and (for the first time) subcontracts, regarding work in progress for the construction of electrical infrastructure in Italy.

“Cantieri aperti & trasparenti”, this is the name that Terna, the Group chaired by Catia Bastioli and headed by Matteo Del Fante, has chosen for an unprecedented Italian initiative that, thanks to a complete, dynamic communication tool available to everybody, can further contribute to the country’s development.

The Sofidel Group, well-known in Italy especially for the brand Regina, has a new corporate campaign focused on renewing its commitment to the WWF Climate Savers programme in order to voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The goal for 2020 of the Italian multinational paper manufacturer is to reduce direct CO2 emissions by 23% (compared to 2009 for each tonne of paper) and indirect emissions by 13% (compared to 2010 for each tonne of paper). And, further, by the end of 2020, 8% of fuel consumed annually is expected to come from renewable sources.

sodalitas diversitalavoro imgDiversitalavoro is the Equal Opportunity Career Forum offering job opportunities to disadvantaged people (disabled people, migrants and transgenders) involving Companies and Institutions with focus on CSR values. Divesitalavoro doesn’t consists only in Career daysin different Italian provinces (Roma, Milano, Napoli and Catania) but also in training workshop, meetings and “practical labs” on the topic of Diversity and Inclusion management addressed to Companies. Since 2007 more than 70 companies and over 12,000 candidates participated to Diversitalavoro, promoted  by Fondazione Sodalitas, UNAR, People and Fondazione Adecco per le Pari Opportunità.

Salini Impregilo and its design partner SMEC have won the highest recognition from an industry body in Australia for designing a prominent section of a new metro infrastructure in Sydney as environmentally friendly as possible according to the Australian standards - the latest example of Group’s commitment to sustainable development.

The next December back in the bookstores the annual Guides Eco in città Roma and Milano, in its fourth edition.
A series of publications promoted by Pentapolis Onlus in order to spread low-impact lifestyles, perfect for public institutions, civil society, companies, associations, media and citizens.
A useful tool for residents and for tourists: a guide that speaks of places, tips, ideas and suggestions to live in the city by adopting a lifestyle that respects the environment.

As stems from the 2013&2014 Sustainability Report, Officinæ Verdi, Energy Efficiency Group born in 2011 by JV UniCredit - WWF, in the first two years of activity has achieved important results in terms of sustainability, thanks to a business model able to create long-term value for companies, through the analysis of needs and self-consumption even without public incentives.

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