There are three areas of analysis in each edition: the ecological transition and interventions in the sustainability field, new trends in environmental sustainability and present and future scenarios in the social field.
Sustainability is an opportunity that brings growth and benefits to SMEs. Investments, in particular in energy savings and natural resources, allow cost containment in the long term and a better reputation among all stakeholders.
To concretely measure the progress in sustainability of Italian SMEs, we have created an Ecological Transition Index capable of measuring the intensity of activity in sustainability by surveying the actual interventions implemented, the percentage of turnover invested and the structural and organisational measures adopted.
Early results indicate that the ecological transition is being driven by the largest SMEs. Despite the barriers related to the costs involved, almost all companies see the ecological transition as a priority for their business and are ready to invest in training to increase their expertise.
34/100 the score of the Ecological Transition Index.
+23 points on average in the Chemical and Pharmaceutical sector, the best performing sector.
95% of SMEs in the sample declared that they had benefited from the green transition.
50% of SMEs will have made at least one investment in environmental sustainability by 2024.
Data as of September 2022.
Source: Banca Ifis’ calculations based on Format Research for Banca Ifis involving a representative sample of 7,622 SMEs interviewed in July/September 2022.