BUILDING SUSTAINABLE BUSINESSES
We support entrepreneurs of privately owned micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) in building their businesses. We assist the development of local consultancies and investors, and share management experience and expertise from around the world.
We carry out cross-cutting programmes leading to increased employment and social cohesion.
These include empowerment of women, growing the businesses of women entrepreneurs, developing young entrepreneurs, improving food security by developing agribusiness, sustainable management of natural resources including carbon offsets, renewable energy, and building conservation, community and livelihoods initiatives.
ESG FOCUSED BUSINESS GROWTH
As well as building enterprises, strong management expertise provides sustainable, long term sector development and economic growth, in an environmentally and socially responsible way.
Socially responsible managements understand their obligation to act in ways which benefit society at large.
We encourage and assists companies and individuals to adopt best practice in terms of balancing the social and economic impacts of their operations, that is, actions that businesses can take, over and above compliance with minimum legal requirements, to address both their own competitive interests and the interests of wider society to create sustainable positive impact on people and communities and to protect the environment.
We support in raising growth capital for companies with effective, innovative, scalable solutions to social and environmental challenges.
OUR PLANET FIRST PROJECTS
We strongly believe that supporting the growth of conservation projects is a key strategy in protecting our planet and avoiding future pandemics, which links directly to SDG 15 (Life on Land) as well as the G20 declaration.
Growthcap’s key aim is creating a positive impact for our planet, by offering training, strategic and management advice in impact investing, to connect climate finance with green solutions for change makers, impact investors and entrepreneurs.
MILAN FUTURISTIC INNOVATION PARK
Following on from the success of the 2015 Milan Expo, Arexpo was tasked with enhancing the established site by creating a scientific and technology centre of global excellence. The resulting project pledges an innovative ecosystem acting as a central hub for integrating science with community, further validating Italy as a big player in the evolution of energy efficiency and sustainability.
EARTHSHOT WINNER: MILANO FOOD POLICY
Award-winning City of Milan Food Policy creates blueprint for tackling food poverty and waste.
A third of all food produced globally is wasted - and yet hundreds of millions suffer from food insecurity.