Riccardo Pasqua

Riccardo, 43, took over the role of CEO at the end of 2015. Riccardo began his career with Pasqua in2007  and in 2014 was appointed Sales Director, a role that he is still involved with today. He was head of business in the United States before being nominated to lead the company.

Action not perfection: the business sense of internalizing Climate Change

Wine producing regions worldwide are facing many consequences due to climate change. At the same time winemaking processes themselves lead to the production of CO2 and therefore have an impact on the environment whether it be in the use of glass for bottling, carbon emissions from fermenting processes, the type and quantity of pesticides used in agriculture, monoculture, water used for irrigation purposes, the use of fossil fuels for the various stages of production or in transportation and agricultural machinery. Many steps can be taken to minimize environmental impact. This might consist in “cover crops , drip irrigation (or no irrigation at all) to preserve soil and water, a reduction in bottle weight or opting for environmentally friendly materials. Climate change can be embraced as an opportunity by those companies that aim to improve their management of resources. This might entail for example improved energy efficiency, a drive for innovation, or a search for environmentally friendly products and services and last but not least a greater control of a company“s production line. Such measures can promote competitively and reveal new opportunities for growth. Should they instead be postponed they could prove costly and risky for the company concerned.