Society Benefit: The first experiences in Lombardia in the field of public utilities

Author/s Paola Busto, Giuseppe Viola
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/1
Language Italian Pages 8 P. 167-174 File size 55 KB
DOI 10.3280/EP2022-001009
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Starting from a brief excursus on Benefit Companies, the result of a path of evo-lution of social responsibility in business activity (CSR), this article intends to fo-cus on the pioneering Italian experience - first in Europe - a legal business model that aims to integrate the maximisation of profit by achieving social and envi-ronmental goals. These include public utilities, local public service companies that provide essen-tial goods and services for the community, already in fact benefit oriented. From the protocol between Confservizi CISPEL Lombardy and Assobenefit un-dersigned to December 2020, in a single year the choice of the first two compa-nies is documented public services in Lombardy to adopt the status of Benefit Company. The experience of Neutalia S.r.l. and Tea S.p.A.

Keywords: collective well-being, public utility, Benefit Corporation, Lombardy

Jel codes: G38, M14, L21, L95

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Paola Busto, Giuseppe Viola, Società Benefit: le prime esperienze lombarde nel settore delle public utility in "ECONOMIA PUBBLICA " 1/2022, pp 167-174, DOI: 10.3280/EP2022-001009