Pooling economic resources, but also skills, know-how and experience, allows us to intervene more effectively in the community.
Public and private bodies collaborate for sustainable development. Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are a pillar of our Cooperation Model and an essential tool for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The last of the Agenda’s 17 goals targets PPPs: it is the only goal that doesn't specifically address development, but rather aims to promote the whole programme.
In the countries where it operates, Eni promotes a broad portfolio of initiatives directed towards fostering local development with a positive long-term impact. These initiatives are designed to be consistent with the Country Development Plans, the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the National Determined Contributions (NDC – COP21), with a view to Public-Private Partnership. We have launched strategic collaborations with national and international organisations and institutions, and other local bodies and local cooperation agencies such as the International Finance Corporation (IFC), which has enabled us to adapt our procedures to match international best practices.
CLAUDIO DESCALZI, ENI FOR 2018
Development partnerships represent a strength for Eni to be further developed in order to share experiences, professionalism, knowledge as well as economic and relational resources. The objective is to guarantee, through authoritative and internationally recognized partners, technical and methodological support for the development and implementation of long-term projects, capacity building, training and awareness of people, evaluation models and monitoring of ongoing activities, awareness on issues of specific interest.
Among the initiatives we run through our partnerships to help development and provide access to energy, Eni signed a joint declaration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to further contribute in reaching the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. This is a strategic cooperation that will lead to concrete business interactions. It is an example of public-private cooperation for sustainable industrialisation in Africa.