Last February, Eric Solheim, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme whom I interviewed for Repubblica, outlined a rather positive picture of the current state of affairs. “As for revenues deriving from companies involved in the green economy, the Italian Stock Exchange ranks tenth at global level. At the end of 2015, assets managed with sustainable and responsible investment criteria amounted to €616 billion. Over 22% of the Italian insurance market is made up of companies that have signed the United Nations’ sustainable insurance principles.” But he also specified that in Italy the green market is the realm of operators, and not of small investors, while for instance in Luxemburg they have Lux Flag, a microfinance brand guaranteed by the ban...