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Sustainable Development for the CDP Group

Since 1850 we have been promoting the future of Italy, investing in our country's competitiveness and contributing to sustainable economic development in Italy and abroad

Since it was founded in 1850, CDP has been a promoter of the country’s growth, playing a unique role in Italian finance. Leveraging its widespread network of post offices and the vast amount of savings it generates, CDP finances the development of the Italian economy in the public interest through initiatives aimed at creating positive economic, social and environmental impact for local areas and communities.

Over the years, the Group has expanded its reach considerably: In addition to the traditional financing of public works carried out by local administrations, the Group is active in infrastructure investment and support for businesses, to encourage their growth, business model research and internationalisation. Through its international cooperation activities, CDP also plays an essential role in building sustainable scenarios on a global scale, working closely with developing countries. Furthermore, the Group promotes urban regeneration and the search for new forms of housing that are more sustainable and have a low environmental impact.

Today, our commitment to Italy's growth is recognised internationally and in Europe: we have been the Italian Development Finance Institution since 2014 and the National Promotion Institute since 2015. Thanks to these roles, every day we promote sustainable development in Italy and abroad.

For further information, please refer to the 2021 Integrated Report.

Sustainability Framework

In order to integrate the process of economic value creation with an increasing attention to the impacts generated by its activities, CDP directs its strategic and operational approach towards the principles of sustainable development, promoting a growth model in which social and territorial inclusion and environmental protection coexist with the profitability of investments. The Sustainability Framework describes the inspiring and methodological principles, the recognized scopes of application and the operating methods that CDP adopts for the integration of sustainability in its business and its operating model, contributing to CDP’s positioning on sustainable development issues, both in the Italian and international context.

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