It is all a matter of numbers, of balance. “Risk must be reduced to infinitesimal insignificance. Calculate the unforeseen as a factor, define appropriate answers, constantly monitor the company’s progress”. At the Mezzano headquarters, Nicola supervises every new investment option, monitors the progress of Group member companies, and verifies and checks deviations from the estimated business plan. He performs team work that cannot be carried out without numbers and, yet, it is certainly not the dry formal task many might imagine. Defining an industrial plan for a company that operates in Renewables could be considered the scientific version of an attempt to read the future contained in the present, and this is not an oxymoron. Indeed, unlike manufacturing or production companies, time, in particular, is dilated far beyond the conventional five-year period. The analysis must span twenty to twenty-five years. We could call it a company within a company. As a matter of fact, variables that can impact the efficient progress of business for a company such as Tozzi Green that operates in the energy and agricultural sectors on an international scale are an unknown factor that cannot be left to chance. “The initial phase of a project is of the utmost importance. It is like a ship that sets sail for a long crossing. The route must be defined most appropriately with everything that might be needed during the journey, also attempting to foresee storms and potential malfunctions. It is essential to study every detail and acquire the necessary instruments that can intervene in case of tempest, wind and stormy sea. An error in the initial investment can make it hard to correct the course. When the route is wrong, the ship might go adrift in open sea.” Every project contains an intrinsic business risk but the company acquires a privileged position when different applicable solutions can be evaluated. It is crucial to always adopt protective mechanisms. An extremely detailed analysis will yield estimates that are very close to the actual situation, and external economic operators will increasingly become allies of the journey. The work performed by analysts and directors of a company that deals in renewable energy is a sort of operation on the future. There is nothing abstract, metaphysical or ethereal in the graphs and diagrams that are daily drawn up at the Mezzano offices. Like the course of a ship, they represent the line that is traced on a nautical chart between departure point and destination. Briefly, the business plan is the metaphor of the actual course the vessel must follow with reference to land surfaces, precisely the seabed, if it wants to reach destination. This is why we can speak, with due reason, of a “living” document that intercepts changes, variations in phases and market developments, that offers the company the reliability required to face challenges, define new resources and reach destination.