In a Green Economy the reduction of the environmental impact of business enterprises results in economic advantages for the companies themselves.

The identification of the factors that push firms to develop such strategies is a fundamental step to further promote green economics and to move our society toward a Circular Economy.

In the last 10 years, VIU has developed research and capacity building projects focused on the studying and the dissemination of knowledge about the strategies and dynamics of moving towards a green economy.

Researchers with different backgrounds (e.g. business sector and academia) are involved in those projects, thus contributing to highlight the multiple factors involved.

The scale of the projects ranges from local to international.

The University of Padua and Tsinghua University are among VIU Members that work with the TEN Program on Sustainability on this area.