(ANSA) - ROME, JUN 18 - Cohesive companies export and invest more, even in the ecological transition and are therefore the most prepared to face the changes in the world and in the economic system that has guided us for decades, now inadequate to manage the crises of the 21st century . This is what emerges from the photograph taken from the report 'Cohesion is competition.
New geographies of value production in Italy ', created by the Symbola Foundation, Intesa Sanpaolo and Unioncamere, and presented during an online event broadcast live on' ansa.it '.
Companies that move on the cohesion stage export more, 58% against 39%; make more green investments, 39% against 19%; products and services improve, 58% against 46%; adopt measures related to the 4.0 Transition Plan (28% against 11%); and they invest more in culture (26%). In the geographical distribution, the podium of cohesive companies is made by Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia Romagna. Generally speaking, in 2020 they increased and accounted for 37% compared to 32% in 2018. There is still "a lot to do but - according to the report - cohesion also means improving gender balance: important steps have been taken with an increase in women on the board of directors of listed companies increased from 170 in 2008 (5.9%) to 811 today (36.3%); while in the boards of statutory auditors it has gone from 13,4% in 2012 to 41.6% in 2019, with 475 female auditors.
Those of cohesive companies - it is explained in the report, developed in collaboration with Aiccon, Ipsos and Centro Studidelle Guglielmo Tagliacarne Chambers of Commerce - are challenges that call companies, communities, institutions and citizens to joint action. "The human capacity to cooperate and build communities that share ideas, information, experiences and values - it is observed - can represent a powerful strategy to overcome the crises of our times. We have realized this in these months of the fight against Covid-19. Thanks to the collaboration of many third sector associations, the commitment of volunteers and the solidarity of thousands of citizens and businesses we have managed to partially reduce, but not stem, the impact of the crisis on old and new poverties ". (HANDLE).