Cities can be protagonists of the ecological transition, as permanent laboratories of new ideas for trade, culture, science, productivity and the attraction of talent, improving the social and economic condition of citizens, in line with the objectives of the UN Agenda 2030: this was discussed at the conference “New, resilient and sustainable cities” organized by Snam as part of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, at the Arsenale in Venice. “In the future, the abbreviation ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) will be central – explained Marco Alverà, Snam CEO – and investors will no longer evaluate companies only on the basis of profits but on the ESG score, there is already a queue by companies, public administrations and businesses to obtain high scores. Snam was among the first companies in Italy to have included ESG in the statute, to highlight the centrality of these concepts in our action ”. “The govenance part is the most difficult to achieve – concluded Alverà – innovation is needed, we would like Venice to become the capital of sustainability, which is becoming a science and therefore a culture, it is necessary for researchers and scholars to arrive in the city ready to learn and to work to fine-tune this governance. “With the” Venice Capital of Sustainability “project, presented in July 2021 and in which Snam is involved together with other bodies and institutions, the goal is to promote the development of an action plan for the sustainable growth of the territory, in particular the relaunch of Marghera as a pole for the production of alternative energy, urban redevelopment and the promotion of the artistic and cultural heritage of Venice. Thus the lagoon city aims to become a world-class center for academic and cultural scientific debate on sustainability and ESG issues, also through the organization through the organization of a Sustainability Biennial.