The GreenItaly Report by Symbola Foundation – Unioncamere has documented a record of eco-investments in Italy in the last 5 years. Almost 300.000 companies are involved, with a growth of 7.2 points.
A record for eco-investments. Despite the tough economic situation, the “GreenItaly 2019 Report” depicts a different and prosperous image of Italy, which is capable of arranging resources for sustainability purposes. The analysis, which is carried out by Symbola Foundation and Unioncamere, is supported by Conai, Ecopneus and Novamont, is in partnership with Si.Camera and Ecocerved and is endorsed by the patronage of the Ministry of the Environment.
According to the report, which was presented in Rome in October 2019, over 432.000 Italian companies have invested in green products and technologies in the last 5 years to reduce the environmental impact, save energy and contain CO emissions by the end of 2019. In particular, these are 21.5% of Italian companies; this is 7.2 points higher than the numbers acknowledged in 2011. This had significant consequences on the labour market. Indeed, the number of green jobs in Italy surpassed 3 million: 3,100,000 units, 13.4% of the total employment. In 2018, green jobs grew over 100.000 units compared to 2017, with an increase of 3.4% compared to the rise of 0.5% for other professions. Personal data, which reveal the virtuosity of youth entrepreneurship, are interesting: indeed, 47% of companies led by under 35 promoted eco-investments.