UniCredit acknowledges that preserving ecosystems is the only way to sustainably maintain economic development. Climate change, loss of biodiversity, soil degradation and water scarcity are undermining human activities. This is why, in recent years, we have engaged in a series of initiatives aimed at reducing the direct and indirect impacts of our operations. Through our greenhouse gas abatement targets, our supplier selection criteria and our lending practices, we are engaged in demonstrating that businesses can play an active role in addressing the challenges of the 21st century. We engage with our customers and suppliers and in private-public partnerships, so that businesses, together with policymakers, can contribute to preserving nature and eradicating poverty and hunger.