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Green Economy Observatory

The Green Economy Observatory - GEO is a dynamic platform for research and analysis on Green and Circular Economy trends following two main approaches – Policy and Management  – to which two different Working Tables are dedicated. 

GEO was launched by Bocconi University during the Conference "Un anno dopo Rio+20 – rilanciare la crescita con la Green Economy", held on 16 September, 2013 at the presence of the Italian Minister of Labour, the Italian Minister of Environment and the Dean of Bocconi University. The initiative received the patronage of the Italian Ministry for the Environment and of the European Commission.

Green economy is at the center of the international, European and national debate. All levels of governments include the topic in their policy agendas to foster innovation and environmental sustainability; at the same time, several companies are willing to catch opportunities linked to Green Economy.

The Green Economy Observatory aims to develop a dialogue platform analyzing the main topics related to green economy, in collaboration with institutional and business actors through innovative approaches:

  • I&I– Inform and Innovate: in-depth and ad hoc research, which will ensure a continuous update about policies, approaches and management tools;
  • B&B – Brainstorm and Benchmark: focus on specific aspects, chosen by participants to strengthen the existing know-how through the exchange of good practices;
  • T&T – Test and Train: support firm "on field" in the implementation of experimental policy and management methods and tools;
  • D&D– Debate and Develop: dialogue and discussion on future perspectives, upcoming sustainability policies and management approaches, to develop innovative proposals and promote the improvement of policies.

Several organizations take part to GEO. GEO is open to firms, category associations, consortia, consulting firms, banks and credit/financial/insurance institutions, Regions, Provinces, Municipalities and other administrative entities, environmental agencies, certification and voluntary standardization entities.

It is possible to join GEO by subscribing a biannual membership. GEO participants will be able to:

  • collaborate in the definition of the research activities, proposing in-depth studies on specific topics;
  • participate at the GEO meetings;
  • have access to documents and materials discussed and presented during the meetings.

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Benedetta Lucchitta


Michele Merola