The increasingly complex dynamics of global competition have led us to recognize environmental and social sustainability as primary sources of value creation.
As an institution closely tied to the lifeblood of many national economies, we recognize that we have the responsibility to stimulate economic growth that is both socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable.
The measurement of our impact is vital to our ability to focus on these issues, enabling us to better assess the progress we have made on countries' key priorities.
We begin this process by examining the complexity of the circumstances in which we operate. This involves the systematic analysis and regular review of a set of 97 indicators that are mainly sourced from Eurostat and the World Economic Forum. These indicators tell us about the prosperity of the countries where we work, and they can help make us aware of potential problem areas. The result of this process is the identification of each country's most urgent priorities so that we address them, directly or indirectly.
This methodology is detailed in the Paper Evolution Economy by UniCredit (see below) and it enables our Group to get a deep understanding of the social and environmental assets on which the development of our communities is founded.
Priority trends by country
Following are presented the lists of priority trends in the major countries where we are present.
The results are based on a detailed analysis of individual wellbeing and company competitiveness.
The indicators are ranked from high to low priority and compared on a three years trend: 2012-2015.