From reactive to proactive. Corporate and institutional attitudes toward sustainability have changed in recent years, partly due to the help of technological innovation.
Enel Green Power, the only Italian company to announce its intention to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, has decided to promote an innovative method to explore the concept of sustainability in depth. Not only as an approach, but as a way of being. This need led to the organization of the first Sustainability Farm, a sustainability school for colleagues from eleven different departments in six different countries, held in Roncade (TV) from 23 to 27 September.
The event was full of ideas and insight, and the speakers demonstrated how we are entering a new era of sustainability. The guest of honor was Marc Buckley, SDG Advocate, a member of the Expert Network of the World Economic Forum and Global Food Reformist activist.
“How can we use innovation to solve big global challenges? We have to start thinking and acting differently in order to have a real impact and restore the balance of our planet. We need big projects and innovation to face these large global challenges. We have to stop reasoning by compartmentalizing.”
– Marc Buckley, Sustainability Expert
The event was focused on the evolution of the concept of sustainability. Until ten years ago, the term sustainability was little more than a decorative element. The commitment of institutions and companies in the front lines, together with an increase in awareness, has led to a proactive approach and has started to put sustainable development at the center of the global debate.
Sustainability Farm was a chance to show the audience numbers and projects from EGP’s pursuit of the path to sustainability. Since 2015, the company has been committed to integrating the Sustainable Development Goals set out in the UN’s 2030 Agenda into its business.
“Enel has publicly adhered to the commitments and objectives of the SDGs since 2015. We are the only Italian company to have announced carbon neutrality by 2050 and were the first in the world to launch a General-purpose, SDG-Linked bond on the capital market, a bond instrument linked to achieving sustainable goals.”
– Giovanni Tula, Head of Sustainability – Enel Green Power
From the creation of shared value to the pillars of our value chain: the sustainable construction site, sustainable plant and sustainable buildings. Sustainability is at the heart of every step in Enel Green Power’s journey. Because green energy can and must be sustainable energy, too.