We put nature at the heart of decision-making by developing science-based solutions.
We provide consultancy to organisations and companies to help them enhance the services and products of nature: our team improves the economic, environmental and social benefits of policies, projects and investments. Etifor is the first spin-off of the University of Padua to have obtained B Corp certification.
We work with national and international clients such as:
- Private companies;
- Public administration and organizations
- NGO and noprofit organizations
Find out more about our projects and clients in our Portfolio and discover more about our services:
In all our services we guarantee quality and long-term sustainability through three pillars that define our work: science, innovation and governance.
1. Understand the problem through research and development.
2. Solution benchmarking at both national and international scale.
3. Creativity, innovation and context specific design.
4. Financial strategy and funding support.
5. Implementation through participation and good governance.
6. Smart communication and consultation.
Growth, innovation and impact
Transparency and legality
Quality of life
We are committed to making the United Nations Global Compact and its principles part of our company’s strategy, culture and daily operations, and to engaging in collaborative projects that promote the wider United Nations development goals, particularly sustainable development goals. Find out more on UN Global Compact website.
In 2017, we were awarded the title of innovative SME, confirming the importance of research (R&D) within our corporate strategy.
We are members of the Forum for Sustainable Finance: the non-profit multi-stakeholder association that promotes the knowledge and practice of sustainable investment, with the aim of disseminating the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria in financial products and processes. Find out more about Etifor’s Sustainable Investment area.
From 2022 we are members of the European Forest Institute (EFI): an international organisation, which deals with research and policy support in the forestry sector, established by 30 European States. EFI currently has a network of c. 130 member organisations from 40 countries that represent forest research, industry, forest owners, environmental research and international forestrelated organisations.
We are part of the Science Based Targets Network (SBTN) Corporate Engagement Program because we believe an integrated approach is the best way to meet the urgent need of bending the curve of our global impact toward a nature-positive future.
We are a member of the Alliance for Water Stewardship, the international organisation for preserving the environmental sustainability of water bodies. Recognising water as a common good, the Alliance promotes collective responses to the complex challenges related to water resources and their use.
We joined the Ecosystem Services Partnership, the global network to enhance the science, policy and practice of ecosystem services for conservation and sustainable development. The aim of the Partnership is to support the application of ecosystem services for nature conservation, ecosystem restoration and sustainable management.
QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEMS
In 2022 we obtained the international B Corp certification. Find out more here.
B Corporations are companies committed to measure and consider their environmental and social performance with the same attention traditionally given to economic results. These companies believe in business as a positive force to produce value for the biosphere and society.
Since the founding of Etifor, we have been a member of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC), the international organization created to promote responsible management of forests and plantations, and we are committed to communicating how important it is to ensure that products and territories are managed responsibly through FSC® certification.
We are members of the GSTC – Global Sustainable Tourism Council, whose criteria serve as global reference standards for sustainability of operators and tourism destinations.
Member of the National Forum for Social Agriculture for the enhancement of health aspects and social inclusion in rural development.