This unique insight into the corporate investment landscape examines companies' finance needs and the constraints they face. The 2022 edition delves into the aftermath of the economic shock produced by the COVID-19 crisis and the readiness of firms to cope with the new massive shocks that are testing corporate resilience. The report assesses how response and recovery programmes put in place by the European Union and by national governments have helped firms, but also shows how firm perceptions of investment conditions are overshadowed again by recent events. In addition, the EIBIS 2022 presents firm reactions to outstanding structural transformation needs and more specifically the extent to which firms are addressing the need to make their businesses more green and digital. It also highlights how firms counter sudden shocks, for example by assessing their responsiveness to international trade disruptions. The survey is based on interviews with 12 000 companies across the 27 European Union countries and a benchmark sample from the United States. This overview provides the aggregated results for Italy.