Sustainability, Cresco Award: the Municipalities protagonists of sustainable development awarded

The winners: Malegno (BS), Fossacesia (CH), Città Sant’Angelo (PE), the Berica and Reggio Emilia Area Municipalities Association

Even this year Fondazione Sodalitas has rewarded the commitment of Italian municipalities that have distinguished themselves on the sustainability front with projects for the development of territories in line with the objectives of the UN Agenda 2030. The winners of the VIII edition of the ‘Cresco Award Sustainable Cities’ contest, created in collaboration with Anci (National Association of Italian Municipalities) and with the patronage of the European Commission, the Ministry of the Environment and Energy Security and CSR Europe, were Malegno (BS) for urban regeneration activities, Fossacesia (CH) for the promotion of inclusive tourism, Città Sant’Angelo (PE) for support for women victims of violence, the Berica Area Municipalities Association for the creation of a sustainable ecosystem and Reggio Emilia for a city without barriers.

The prizes, assigned by an independent jury, were delivered today to the Mayors and Councilors of the winning Municipalities during an event held as part of the 40th Annual Assembly of the ANCI at the Genoa Fair.

I’m beyond it now 900 projects presented by 698 organizations (municipalities, metropolitan cities, mountain communities or unions of municipalities throughout Italy) in these first 8 editionsi of the Award can now be consulted in the Cresco Library, an online database that represents a unique wealth of knowledge on the fundamental commitment of Italian Municipalities to guide the development of territories towards a sustainable future.

Cresco Award was also able to count in this edition on the partnership of a group of companies associated with the Sodalitas Foundation and particularly committed to sustainability – Alleanza Assicurazioni, Bureau Veritas, Certiquality, Confida, Consulnet, FedEx Express, Gft Italia, Gi Group, Intesa Sanpaolo, Kpmg, Lexmark, Mapei, Pirelli, Poste Italiane, Sias, Solvay, STMicroelectronics, Ubs – which awarded awards to as many Local Authorities on specific topics.

“The participation of the Municipalities in this eighth edition of the Cresco Award confirms to us how local realities are increasingly committed to making territories sustainable and offering a better quality of life to the people who live there – declared Alessandro Beda, Managing Director of the Sodalitas Foundation – As the Sodalitas Foundation we intend, together with our associated companies, to continue to promote and enhance this trend, certain that partnerships between companies and local authorities are fundamental to strengthening the resilience and sustainability of urban contexts”.