PROGRAM: UNEP – Mediterranean Action Plan
Regional Activity Center for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP / RAC)
Partner: The Hub Sicilia Soc. Coop. (Subcontractor),
MACRO-INTERVENTION AREA: Environmental sustainability
Realization of the report: UNEP Green Entrepreneurship in Italy. The report is the result of a series of surveys carried out through focus groups at a national level for a vision of the degree of development and awareness of Italians with respect to the Green Economy, with an appendix describing some cases of excellence in the sector.
On September 23rd and 24th 2013, it was held in Sicilia (Italy) a workshop on green entrepreneurship titled “Making green enterprise work”. The event was organized by the UNEP/MAP Regional Activity Center for Cleaner Production (CP/RAC) and was hosted by impact Hub Siracusa.
The purpose of the seminar was to inform on and train Sicilian entrepreneurs in sustainable entrepreneurship, touching some basic points about making “green” enterprises, including laws, real opportunities, business plan and eco-design methodologies, and ethical financing organizations to achieve a sustainable balance and a social aim of investment. Some successful stories of green enterprises in the Mediterranean area were also analyzed and discussed among the 30 participants of the workshop.
The workshop included a contest for the best green business plan about innovation and technical content, which was awarded to Paola Sturiale.
This is one of the first steps of the Green Entrepreneurship initiative led by CP/RAC, in order to connect the Mediterranean entrepreneurial tradition with the emergent economic “green” models, inspired by environmental and social sustainability.
ROLE IN THE PROJECT:
IConsulting, national report processing, national focus group management, workshops and contests