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We have been investing in the Italy of the future since 1850

We foster sustainable development in Italy, using the country’s savings responsibly to support growth and boost employment, supporting innovation, business competitiveness, infrastructure and local development.

We support the innovation, growth and internationalisation of small, medium and large companies. We make our financial and industrial expertise, from within the Group and our subsidiaries, available to companies to develop synergies in the production chain and between different sectors.

We finance infrastructure, investments in public administrations and the country. We support policies to enhance the real estate assets of local authorities, we invest in social and educational buildings and we support energy efficiency policies. We provide financial and technical consultancy support for public administrations, during project planning and design phases.

In 2015, we were confirmed as the National Promotional Institute (NPI) by the Italian Government and the European Union. This new role has enabled us to expand the scope of our business activities, becoming the entry point for the Investment Plan for Europe (“Junker Plan”), financial advisor for public administrations using national and European funds and an investment catalyser for public and private entities.

We have been the Italian Development Finance Institution since 2016. In this role we aim to become key players in the strategy to promote sustainable development on a global scale.


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Dal 1850 investiamo nell'Italia del domani. #CDP2021



We act with full awareness of our role at the service of the country. We assess the economic, social and environmental impact of our actions from a long-term perspective

  1. Accountability
  2. Skills
  3. Courage
  4. Collaboration


Our wealth of knowledge and experience is a distinguishing factor in promoting initiatives in the many areas in which we operate. We invest in our people on an ongoing basis

  1. Accountability
  2. Skills
  3. Courage
  4. Collaboration


We are determined in our decisions, even the most difficult. We operate responsibly, but without fear, when we are convinced that the path we have taken is the right one to achieve the best result for the community

  1. Accountability
  2. Skills
  3. Courage
  4. Collaboration


We believe in teamwork, in the ability to listen and the strength of dialogue. This is the spirit that guides us, at home and abroad, in our relations with our partners, be they institutions, companies, territories or the financial system, in Italy and abroad

  1. Accountability
  2. Skills
  3. Courage
  4. Collaboration


Cassa Depositi e Prestiti was founded in Turin in 1850 to receive deposits in its capacity as a “place of public trust”

1857 slide-gallery-storia
A Royal Decree authorised Cassa piemontese to grant loans to local authorities
“La Società nazionale italiana” (Italian National Company) is established in Turin to promote unification built around the House of Savoy
1863 Storia CDP 1863
Cassa piemontese takes over the Kingdom’s other “casse” and transfers headquarters first to Florence, then Rome
The direct train line between Rome and Naples opens
1875 Ufficio_postale.jpg
Postal savings passbooks are introduced
1898 Storia CDP 1898
Cassa is transformed into a Directorate General of the Italian Treasury
Guglielmo Marconi patents the radio
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Postal savings bonds are created
Old Style” postal bond Lire 100 - issued 1 March 1925 - 30 April 1927
1983 Palazzo-quirinale
Restructuring of Cassa depositi e prestiti, ceasing to be a Directorate General of the Treasury
Begins the process of autonomy and separation from the state public administration
2003 CDP-spa
CDP is transformed into a joint-stock company (“S.p.A.”) under Decree Law 269/2003 and Finance Minister Decree of 5 December 2003
First draft of the European Constitution is signed on 10 July 2003
2009 Storia CDP 2009
CDP’s scope of operations is expanded to include the direct financing of public interest projects, export finance, social housing and support for SMEs (Decree Law 185/2008)
The world’s first reinforced-cement offshore structure to receive, store and regasify liquefied natural gas is inaugurated in Porto Viro (Rovigo Province)
2012 Storia CDP 2012
The CDP Group is created, working to support the growth of the country
Metroweb extends its fibre-optic network throughout the city of Milan, connected homes, offices and services
2015 Storia CDP 2015
The Italian Parliament and the European Union assigns CDP the status of National Promotion Institution
Milan hosts the World Expo 2015: CDP Official Partner for Italy's International Growth
2016 Storia CDP 2016
The time horizon of CDP’s business plan is extended from 3 to 5 years
Juncker Plan initiatives start, an investment plan of the European Commission to boost economic growth in Europe
2018 Storia CDP 2018
CDP launches the Business Plan #CDP2021 from Italy to Italy
Italian savings for a sustainable development of the Country