Think Forestry: Intesa Sanpaolo committed to planting 100 million trees

 The image accompanying the News on Think Forestry, an initiative that allows the Bank's customers to participate in the plan to protect and strengthen forests, part of the ESG commitment undertaken with the 2022-2025 Business Plan, portrays a meadow with trees illuminated by sunlight

Intesa Sanpaolo is proud to launch "Think Forestry", a project dedicated to reforestation and the protection of natural capital. The initiative aims to plant and preserve 100 million trees globally, aligning with our ESG commitment outlined in the 2022-2025 Business Plan.

Within the Think Forestry project, Intesa Sanpaolo actively engages client companies. This collaborative effort enables businesses to enhance the environmental quality of their territories, boosting their sustainability and competitiveness while contributing to the green transition of the Italian economy.

This marks the first time an Italian bank has taken direct action, committing to a sustainable development path with a goal of achieving zero emissions—an essential step given the increasing market focus on environmental sensitivity as a primary factor of competitiveness.

The Think Forestry Project in Detail:

Intesa Sanpaolo's Commitment to Climate

As part of the 2022-2025 Business Plan, Intesa Sanpaolo strengthens its ESG commitment, focusing on social impact and climate initiatives. With an allocation of approximately €115 billion to community support and the green transition, the Group aims for net-zero emissions by 2030 (own emissions) and 2050 (loan and investment portfolios, asset management, and insurance).

To achieve these goals, Intesa Sanpaolo is part of alliances for emission reduction to Net-Zero by 2050, including the Net Zero Banking Alliance, Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative, Net Zero Asset Owners Alliance, and Net Zero Insurance Alliance.

As of September 30, 2023, Intesa Sanpaolo has achieved remarkable results:

  • €41 billion in new lending to support the green economy, circular economy, and ecological transition
  • Over 70% of Assets under Management invested in ESG products
  • €8 billion in green and social bonds

In 2022, the bank reduced absolute emissions by 62% for the four high-emitting NZBA sectors (Oil & Gas, Power generation, Automotive, Coal mining), with set reduction targets for 2030.