The implementation of Non-Financial Reporting Directive in Italy: a new challenge for Italian busine

According to the provisions of the EU Directive No. 95/2014 about 250 Italian Public Interest Entities (e.g. enterprises, banks and insurance companies) will be involved in the implementation of the EU Directive on Non-Financial Reportingwithin the Italian legal system. The process will be divided in three main phases, namely: (i) the establishment of a working group composed by the public institutions' involved; (ii) bilateral meetings and public events organized by the Government and aimed at engaging the relevant stakeholders; (iii) a public consultation with all the involved stakeholders. More information here (only in Italian).

Environmental Performance Index 2016: Italy ranks at 29 out of 180 countries

The Environmental Performance Index (EPI), calculated by the US Yale University and Columbia University in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, ranks how well countries perform on environmental issues. The environmental sustainability index is grounded on 20 diffrent indicators grouped into two main areas: human health and ecosystem protection. It allows to understand how and in what context each country is committed to protecting the environment. In the TopThree for 2016 there are three European countries, namely Finland, Iceland and Sweden, whilst Italy ranks at 29 out of 180 and loses other positions in respect to its ranking in 2012 when it was in the TopTen. Check Italy ranking