Eye on energy: How the Enel Group's "circular cities" are changing the game

Video interview
October 25, 2021


  • 2:06 – A focus on sustainability: “As a company, we started a strong transition towards sustainability around a decade ago. We have a strong commitment on de-carbonization with a target of reducing our emission by 80% by 2030 and to be totally de-carbonized by 2050.”
  • 4:21 – A strong focus on cities: “because cities are where basically 80% of the GDP is created and 70% of emission and energy are consumed so it’s really a laboratory to address the main challenge of the planet and solve the problems of the city.”
  • 7:35 – The Urban Futurability project: “is being developed in several countries. We have one in Brazil which is Urban Futurability Sao Paolo, which is a concrete example of innovative and disruptive technology integrated with concepts of smart and circular city.”

In this video, Joe Kornik, Editor-in-Chief of VISION by Protiviti, hosts a panel of six representatives from the Enel Group—an energy company that began in Italy some 60 years ago and now has a global reach that extends to more than 30 countries on six continents. Enel has a major focus on the future of cities, and in particular, what it calls the Circular City model that they believe is essential to the long-term success of a city. Luca Meini is the Global Head of Circular Economy at Enel. He is joined by his collegues from around the world: Bettina Mirabile, Vivien Green, Jean Paul Zalaquett, Nhiura Coaquira and Giovanni Bertolino. All of them are leading future-focused initiatives at Enel related to EVs, mobility and sustainable energy.

Luca Meini leads Enel Group’s circular economy activities. He is in charge of supporting business line initiatives, coordinating cross-divisional activities and positioning the Enel Group externally. He has held previous position at Enel Group within the Market Division and the Generation & Energy Management Division. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Genoa and an MBA from University of Bologna.

Luca Meini
Global Head of Circular Economy, Enel Group
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