The ecological transition will lead the change of Italian companies

In the first quarter of 2023, greenhouse gas emissions in Europe decreased by almost 3% compared to the same period of 2022, without slowing down the economy

“Not only large companies, but also all small and medium-sized enterprises must leverage a strategic plan oriented towards the ecological transition, with a view to facilitating growth and encouraging the revival of the economy. Companies are perceived as directly responsible of the overall ecological impact of production activities, but reversing the trend is possible as demonstrated by the data communicated in these hours by Eurostat, where it appears that in the first quarter of 2023 in Europe, greenhouse gas emissions decreased by almost 3% compared to the same period of 2022 and especially without holding back the economygiven that in the first quarter of 2023 the gross domestic product of the European Union increased by 1.2% compared to a year earlier”. This was stated by Fabio Pompei, CEO of Deloitte Italia, speaking live on Class CNBC to comment the prospects of Italian companies also in the light of the macroeconomic turmoil experienced in recent years.

Focus on sustainability and AI

“From our Observatory of Deloitte, where we work every day with over eight thousand Italian companies – Pompei continued – we find that the main trends include the great attention to sustainability and the novelty linked to the implementation of artificial intelligence, especially in highly repetitive processes to extract further value added and reduce the margins of error. Obviously, close attention remains to the current geopolitical and macroeconomic situation with the main concerns relating to high inflation, labor costs and supply chain management. All this leads to an evolution of business models that is very complex and therefore on a strategic and operational level innovative tools are needed to fully seize the opportunities offered by the ecological transition“.

Fabio Pompei has been confirmed as CEO of Deloitte Italy, Greece and Malta. CEO of the network since 2019, Pompei will lead Deloitte for another 4 years. The Deloitte network in Italy recorded an increase in revenues which this year (fiscal year ending May 31, 2023) amounted to approximately 1,318 million euros, an increase of +23% compared to the previous year. Since the settlement in Pompeii in 2019, the turnover of the network in Italy has increased by +75%, while the staff has doubled from around 6,000 to 12,000 people operating in 24 locations. The positive trend in new entries will also continue in the next fiscal year, during which Deloitte expects to hire around 4,500 people.

Deloitte Climate & Sustainability, MiCo and investment in the South

Among the initiatives of the last year that most distinguished the Deloitte network in Italy is the launch of Deloitte Climate & Sustainability, the new company of the Deloitte network entirely dedicated to issues related to sustainability. In the last fiscal year, Deloitte Italia announced its four-year partnership with the Foundation Milan Cortina 2026 for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

The Deloitte investments in Southern Italy: more than 450 new hires are expected in Bari for the Next Hub, the project aimed at talents, graduates and graduates, who want to contribute to the digital transformation of our country. In Naples the commitment continues in collaboration with the Federico II University with the Digita Academy and Operation Talents. Among the major initiatives of last fiscal year, also the San Bartolomeo project, launched in Rome by the Gemelli Isola Tiberina Hospital, in collaboration with the Community of Sant’Egidio and with Deloitte and the Deloitte Foundation to expand and facilitate access to health services to people with particular frailties.