The world of finance and green entrepreneurship are increasingly interconnected, as is shown by the study “Green Economy on capital markets 2012”. The survey, this year in its second edition, was conducted by the VedoGreen Studies Office on a sample of 113 green companies listed on the main European stock markets, 13 of them on Borsa Italiana. The analysis shows an increase in turnover in green companies in Europe, which grew by an average of 7% in the first six months of 2012.
“The green industry in Europe – explains Anna Lambiase, CEO of VedoGreen – also grew in 2011, with a positive performance in terms of turnover and EBITDA (Earnings Before Taxes, Interest, Depreciation, and Amortisation) […]For 2012, the outlook is positive for the UK, mainly thanks to the important R&D activity carried out, and for the Scandinavian nations, which remain top of the list in terms of solidity and order portfolios; for France and Germany, a significant reduction in margins is forecast”.
For Italy, VedoGreen has selected a panel of 13 companies listed on the Italian stock exchange and with a share capital of € 500 million and a business model focused on renewable energies and waste management. Together with these are a further 50 green companies which, according to the survey, have share capital with a potential market value of € 4.5 billion, a total turnover of around € 3 billion, and employ some 7,700 people.
“The analysis conducted into the perception of investors by IR Top for VedoGreen – continues Lambiase – shows there is great potential for investment in the green economy over the coming decade, led mainly by the high level of innovation the green industry is able to offer, especially in the newer segments of industry linked to energy efficiency, eco-mobility, smart grids/smart cities and eco-sustainable building.”