Intesa Sanpaolo contributed to numerous studies dedicated to analyzing the challenges of the European and the Italian economy, with a specific focus on environmental sustainability and renewable energy (somereports are available only in Italian).
"Finanza Sostenibile e Cambiamento Climatico" ("Sustainable Finance and Climate Change"), issued by Forum per la Finanza Sostenibile, of which Intesa Sanpaolo is a partner, and presented on November 22 in Milan during the Italian SRI Week 2016. The paper focuses on the role of sustainable finance in reducing the negative impacts of climate change and in supporting the transition to a low-carbon economic model.
"Energy Efficiency Report", (June 2016) issued by the Energy & Strategy Group of the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, in collaboration with Mediocredito Italiano.
In June 2016 a research on the innovation trend in renewable energy was drawn up by Frost & Sullivan in collaboration with Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center.
The International and Regulatory Affairs Department has coordinated at Group level the Start City project work, the analytical study on Italian metropolitan cities promoted by the National Association of Italian Municipalities (ANCI) and carried out by The European House-Ambrosetti with the support of Intesa Sanpaolo as strategic partner. The study, concerning the analysis of drivers and vocations for a sustainable development of the Italian metropolitan cities, has in particular highlighted the importance of a more widespread application of circular economy logic and principles in the framework of policies to support growth. White Paper "Città Metropolitane, il rilancio parte da qui" ("Metropolitan Cities, the relaunch starts from here" - available only in Italian): The project in brief (PDF - 399 KB) For further information: www.anci.it; http://www.ambrosetti.eu/en
The Intesa Sanpaolo Research Department contributed to numerous studies and research projects on environmental issues.
On the subject of metropolitan Cities, in collaboration with Miword, Makno and Politecnico di Milano, a study was issued on the development prospects of the Milan metropolitan area (PDF - 793 KB). The research shows that the desired growth can only arise from the application of the sustainable development model, which can have positive impacts on the quality of life throughout society by finding solutions to mitigate huge problems, such as unemployment, the economic, social and gender inequalities, environmental decay.
The report "Trasporto Pubblico Locale: stato dell’arte e prospettive" ("Local Public Transportation: current status and prospects" PDF - 2,053 KB) was published, which offers an overall picture of a sector which is crucial for the economic and social development of each local community, with significant implications in terms of environmental protection, pollution reduction, sustainability and living conditions.
On the issue of Circular Economy the report "Le politiche per la gestione dei rifiuti nell’ambito della Circular Economy" ("Policies for waste management in the Circular Economy" PDF - 1,774 KB) has been published; it aims to provide an overview of the sector which deals with waste management and to highlight the dynamics involved considering policies and guidelines to facilitate and promote the transition to the Circular Economy.
The Intesa Sanpaolo Research Department also contributed to several initiatives, including a survey carried out with Bocconi University "Segnali di economia circolare nel settore moda" ("Signs of Circular economy in the fashion industry" PDF - 1,932 KB).
Secondo Rapporto sulla bioeconomia in Europa (Second Report on bio-based economy in Europe), issued in December by the Intesa Sanpaolo Research Department and Assobiotec (PDF - 472 KB). The development of an economy able to grow respecting the environment and reducing dependence on non-renewable sources, such as fossil fuels, is a priority in European policies, on which to focus resources and investments in research and development as well as in training, in the functioning of markets and in the support to competitiveness. The study highlights the important role in Italy and Europe of the bio-based economy, an economy that uses biological resources, from land and sea, as input for the production of food, animal feed, energy and industry.
"Sustainable Technologies, an opportunity to boost growth and enhance competitiveness", (October 2015) published by AmCham Sustainability Committee, of which Intesa Sanpaolo is a member. The report focuses its attention on the Sustainable Technologies as a real opportunity to combine respect for the environment and economic growth. The paper highlighted the initiatives that Intesa Sanpaolo Group - through the launch of Start-up initiative, "Atlante Mezzogiorno" venture capital fund’s actions and the investment in Novamont S.p.A. has put in place to support the development of innovative, responsible and sustainable technologies.
"Energy Efficiency Report", (June 2015) issued by the Energy & Strategy Group of the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, in collaboration with Mediocredito Italiano.
"Energy Efficiency Report", (December 2014) issued by the Energy & Strategy Group of the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, in collaboration with Mediocredito Italiano. The Report, now in its fourth edition, deals - through an extensive empirical analysis of the market and the operators involved - with the issue of energy efficiency in Italy, focusing on some hot topics for the industry.
The Research Department, in collaboration with Assobiotec, an association of companies in the biotechnology sector, presented in October 2014 "A first attempt to measure the bio-based economy", a study dedicated to bio-economy, defined by the European Commission as an economy that uses renewable natural resources to produce goods and energy.
Environmental awareness can become a competitive tool, promoting technological innovation and the relationship with the market as well as facilitating the achievement of results in terms of collective wellbeing. From cost and constraint to business action, the environment may thus become a part of an overall strategy aimed at enhancing the quality of products and customer relationships to safeguarding local areas and relative social capital.
The Industry Sector Analysis quarterly Report, published jointly by Intesa Sanpaolo’s Research Department and Prometeia, dedicated, in the October 2013 issue, a special study to the impact of the environmental certifications on company performance.
"L'industria dei servizi idrici" ("Industry of water services", February 2013 - PDF 608 KB), published by Research Department in collaboration with SRM (Studies and Research for the South), a Research Center connected to the Intesa Sanpaolo Group.
Intesa Sanpaolo e Legambiente signed a partnership agreement to launch specific initiatives to promote environmental sustainability and energy saving. In order to launch the “Protocollo Operativo Eternit Free", that regulates the financial support of Intesa Sanpaolo in the project promoted by Legambiente for replacing and disposing of Eternit, a detailed analysis on asbestos, its health implications and the current presence in Italy was carried out (PDF – 4,300 Kb).