UNECE Millenials

Sarah Baito, Master’s Student at LIUC – Università Cattaneo

In recent years, the focus on sustainable and responsible investments and the need to measure and manage ESG risks has grown significantly within the international and European overview. The European Union has introduced, and it is keeping on doing this, new measures and regulations related to these issues, aimed not only at reshaping the entire industry, but also allowing investors to orient their investments towards more sustainable technologies and businesses. Among the new measures adopted at Community level, we can mention the taxonomy and disclosure regulation.

However, this is a medium-long term issue which also include and integrate the financial analysis in order to create economic value for investors and for the society as a whole.

As a millennial, I am thrilled with how these issues will continue to evolve in future years and how this trend will shape the city of the future.

Maria Concetta Carissimi, PhD Student at LIUC – Università Cattaneo

I think that in the future cities will have a strong diffusion of sharing economy solutions. A first attempt in this sense has already been done by the introduction of mobility sharing solutions (such as carsharing or bikesharing) for person transportation.  In response of a continuous growing of e-commerce a new frontier of the future could be crowd logistics (where firms outsource their logistics activities to the crowd, so to individuals) that has shown to have sustainability benefits in term of carbon emission reduction and optimization in the use of resources. I hope that in the future individuals will contribute to increasing sustainability in the cities by sharing their resources.

Michele Lertora, Researcher of the ExSUF Centre

After the Covid-19 pandemic, our economies are facing the challenge to build back better: a new green

industrial revolution lies ahead.

Cities, which are playing an ever increasing role of economic poles, are at the heart of this process!

Millenials feel the need of more sustainable and digital cities, with a growing demand of affordable housing opportunities, lower levels of pollution, more green and integrated mobility.

My generation is indeed looking for a new sustainable urban infrastructure and wants to contribute to build a more liveable city.

Availability of financial resources and innovative schemes of funding between public and private are key elements of this process: as ExSUF Centre, our goal will be to give suggestions to all the involved stakeholders to build the city of the future!