Agenda 2030: Starace at the Asvis Conference

Published on Thursday, 28 February 2019

“We are glad that the theme of sustainable development is getting more deeply embedded in people’s consciousness”

– Francesco Starace, Enel CEO

Starace also emphasised how some of the Goals of the 2030 Agenda inspire and inform the "activities on which our company works,” pointing out that, by doing so, "we avoid mistakes, we are in harmony with the populations we work with and our financial results improve." This logic guides Enel's activities around the world from Russia to Chile, passing through Italy. And it’s no coincidence that world finance, as the CEO observed, is increasingly looking in this direction, with the awareness that "if you invest in a sustainable project or activity, the risk is lower and the return is greater.”

In his analysis, Francesco Starace spoke about "three possible scenarios for Europe: the first is to play a leading role in applying the 2030 Agenda; the second involves a progressive integration of the objectives of sustainable development into European policies without imposing obligations; the third concentrates on efforts outside Europe.” In this perspective the "Multi-stakeholder platform, but also Enel, pushes for the first object, because sustainability is an advantage.”

Enel editorial staff