Intesa Sanpaolo champions sustainability for Italian small businesses

ESG
31/03/2024 News

Intesa Sanpaolo's launch of the "Crescibusiness Progettiamo Sostenibile" initiative is a significant step towards supporting Italian small businesses in embracing sustainability as a driver of growth. With a focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors, the program aims to recognize and reward businesses that prioritize sustainable practices.

The partnership with esteemed organizations such as Cerved, Intrum, and Regalgrid, along with collaboration from Monitor Deloitte and support from Visa, adds credibility and expertise to the initiative. By integrating ESG parameters like reducing natural resource usage, promoting gender diversity, investing in employee training, and fostering local excellence, the program underscores its commitment to holistic sustainability.

The tailored approach, including workshops and dedicated products like the S-Loan Progetti Green investment solutions, demonstrates Intesa Sanpaolo's commitment to providing practical support for sustainable development. Moreover, by aligning with the broader "Crescibusiness" national plan, which allocates €5 billion for digitalization and sustainability measures, the initiative reinforces the bank's dedication to nurturing a sustainable business ecosystem.

Stefano Barrese's statement emphasizes Intesa Sanpaolo's long-term commitment to fostering the growth and competitiveness of small businesses. The bank's extensive support, totaling over €14 billion disbursed in the last three years, highlights its role as a key enabler of economic vitality and community development.

Overall, the "Crescibusiness Progettiamo Sostenibile" initiative reflects a proactive approach towards sustainability, leveraging partnerships, expertise, and financial resources to empower Italian small businesses on their journey towards a more sustainable future.

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