Wednesday, November 10, 2021 (4:00 pm - 5:45 pm)

Tech 4 SDGs: Untangling the knots of the Twin Transition

Bringing CO2 below safe limits by 2030 would require a lockdown every two years. In 2020, global emissions fell by 7% compared to the previous year but, according to experts, this is a temporary target and not enough to meet the planetary protection goals set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement.
Against this backdrop, Europe has chosen to relaunch the commitment underpinning the Green Deal: to become the first zero-emission continent by 2050, fuelling twin transitions, one green and one digital, capable of enabling each other. The purpose is clear: technologies such as Internet of Things, Cloud & Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Additive Manufacturing (3D printing), and Advanced HMI (Human Machine Interface) will be key allies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the next decade and make the economy increasingly sustainable, resilient and prosperous, thanks also to the decarbonising potential of technology (-26 billion m2 of CO2 by 2025).
Competitiveness is at stake. Those who stand out as Twin Transformers today are 2.5 times more likely to be among the leading companies of tomorrow than traditional companies.
However, integrating new technologies for sustainable development into scalable business models is not always easy. According to the EIB, regulatory uncertainty, the cost of investment and a lack of awareness of the potential of available solutions are among the main barriers to green innovation. For those who have already embarked on the transformation path, in 1 out of 2 cases projects are not completed due to the cultural resistance of the people involved and the social acceptability of such choices.
Among the knots that we will try to unravel during the meeting: what strategies can be implemented to accelerate the green and digital transformation of your business model? What is the role of top management in promoting innovation that is truly at the service of sustainability? What benefits can the adoption of a sectoral or supply chain approach offer?
Confirmed speakers include: Carlo Cici - Associate Partner & Head of Sustainability Practice, The European House-Ambrosetti; Enrico Loccioni - Chairman, Loccioni. Other speakers are invited pending confirmation.


Filippo Bettini

Chief Sustainability and Future Mobility Officer, PIRELLI & C.

Carlo Cici

Associate Partner and Head of Sustainability Practice, The European House - Ambrosetti

Antonio Giovannelli

Loccioni Group, Business Unit Manager

Enrico Loccioni

LOCCIONI, Presidente

Matteo Mille

MICROSOFT, Chief Marketing and Operations Officer

Paola Pedretti

The European House - Ambrosetti, Project Leader, InnoTech Hub


November 10, 2021
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm Introduction
4:10 pm - 5:10 pm Untying the knots in the Twin Transition comb
5:10 pm - 5:45 pm Debate

Video of the meeting

Tech 4 SDGs: Sciogliere i nodi al pettine della Twin Transition
Filippo Bettini
PIRELLI & C., Chief Sustainability and Future Mobility Officer
Carlo Cici
The European House - Ambrosetti, Associate Partner e Head of Sustainability Practice
Antonio Giovannelli
Loccioni Group, Business Unit Manager
Enrico Loccioni
LOCCIONI, Presidente
Matteo Mille
MICROSOFT, Chief Marketing and Operations Officer
Paolo Pedretti