Applications are now being accepted for the16th edition of the Sodalitas Social Award entitled “Le imprese protagoniste dello sviluppo sostenibile” (Companies involved in sustainable development).

The Sodalitas Social Award is the most authoritative Italian award for companies and organizations committed to achieving a sustainable future, implementing effective initiatives to promote growth, development and inclusion.

Projects can be submitted through the platform “IdeaTRE60” by 1.00 pm on 25th May 2018

On the occasion of its 10 years of activity, the Sustainable Development Foundation will hold, on May 9th in Rome, the Spring Meeting dedicated to the presentation of the new book of Edo Ronchi “The Transition to the green economy”. The author will discuss it with Jean-Paul Fitoussi, Andrea Orlando, Giulio Tremonti, Lorenzo Fioramonti e Rossella Muroni.

On July 5-6, the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) organizes the conference Mobilizing African Intellectuals Towards Quality Tertiary Education in Kigali (Rwanda). Objective: the involvement of African intellectuals in identifying solutions and actions aimed at improving the areas of school and university education, research, funding and cooperation. All in the light of the Sustainable Development Goals.

On May 15, 2017 the Shareholders’ Meeting approved the first A2A Integrated Report according to the IIRC framework, an evolution of the Sustainability Report, which maintains the level of completeness through reference to GRI-G4 criteria. The Group has committed itself to achieving the UN 2030 Sustainable Development objectives, aiming to take on a leading role in the creation of a new, low carbon, circular economy based on networks and smart services. In particular, A2A has developed ideas and projects with communities through a multi-stakeholder involvement model.

As part of its long-standing commitment to help combat climate change, BNP Paribas announced the "zero emissions" target, that isto becoming carbon neutral by the end of the 2017.

The valorization of all forms of diversity - ethnic origin, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, civil status, disability and political opinion  - is part of the BNP Paribas Ways, which recognizes in inclusion and pluralism two of its distinctive features. In this, BNP Paribas Pride Italia was born, presented in Milan on May 15th: a network of employees for the  inclusion culture and the fight against all discrimination related to sexual identity.

On 15 March 2017 Assicurazioni Generali’s Board of Directors approved both the Group’s new Charter of Sustainability Commitments, defining Generali’s sustainability position and identifying its commitments towards stakeholders, and the 2016 Sustainability Report.

Intesys publishes its first sustainable report and reach an important goal to let everyone know about its initiatives and the numbers about social and environmental themes as well as economic.

On the 9th of May took place the inauguration of the new kindergarten in Norcia, a structure that has been destroyed by the earthquake that hit the area last August. The new earthquake-proof building has been rebuilt thanks to the generosity and support of the Francesca Rava Charitable Organisation and KPMG employees. The structure, which occupies an area of 560 square meters, will host 125 children, who will be divided into four classes in addition to a class of nursery school (3-4 years old).

OV Group, with its innovation platform Green Capital Alliance, has became in april 2017 an Associated Member of Graphene Flagship, Europe’s biggest ever research initiative. Graphene Flaghsip is tasked with bringing together academic and industrial researchers to take graphene from the realm of academic laboratories into European society in the space of 10 years, thus generating economic growth, new jobs and new opportunities. Graphene – a single layer of carbon atoms – may be the most amazing and versatile substance available to mankind.​​​​ Due to its unique combination of superior properties, graphene is a credible starting point for new disruptive technologies across a wide range of fields.

Salini Impregilo's 2016 Sustainability Report is online following the April 27 annual shareholders' assembly that approved the Group's annual results.

On World Water Day, Sofidel, world leading Italian hygiene and household tissue manufacturer, known for the Regina brand in particular, presented its new three-year partnership with WaterAid. This international non-profit association works to ensure access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services in some of the world’s poorest countries.

The 2016 UniCredit Integrated Report provides a comprehensive account of our performance aimed at creating sustainable value for the Group’s stakeholders. The report focuses on our strategic priorities and the work done in order to achieve the goals set out in the Transform 2019 plan. It also details how the Group carefully manages different kinds of capital in order to deliver products, services and initiatives that generate economic, social and environmental value to the benefit of clients, employees and local communities.

After the legs in Brescia, Valtellina and Bergamo, forumAlscolto also reached Milan on 30 January 2017. Works were opened by Chairman Giovanni Valotti and CEO Valerio Camerano together with Institutional Representatives of the City of Milan. The various work groups debated four topics that are essential for designing the City of the Future: Smart City, Circular Economy, Environmental Culture and Urban Regeneration.

The AIAS Network organizes from 24th to 29th April 2017 the Safety Heroes Week. The events of this campaign will take place all over Italy and anyone interested in the initiative could take part with an own event or can become sponsor of this national campaign.

In particular, on the occasion of Workers Memorial Day (WMD) of 28th April 2017, AIAS will organize a conference in Rome at Confcommercio headquarters in which the multiple interconnections between health and safety at work policies and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of UN Agenda 2030 will be highlighted.

BNP Paribas sustainability model is based on 4 pillars (economy, people, community, environment) and 13 specific goals, whose achievement weights 20% of 5000 key managers variable compensation. In this environment and engagements to fight climate change have taken an even more central role after COP 21, and the Group has taken new commitments.

BNP Paribas has actively responded to the call of the Ministry of Education that, according to the Law 107, fosters educational innovation and the integration of young students in the Italian educational system. The goal is to integrate the school pathway of students with a knowledge and experience of career practices. BNL is committed to the project "School and Work", thus offering to the school the expertise of their "Masters of Trade", that is to say specialized colleagues that follow customers every day, for economic and financial education activities at school or in their own job places. The company undertakes, therefore, a new role: not only a workplace but also a place for studying and learning, testing, for job orientation and for joint exchange of experiences in order to contribute to the development of the person.

Extreme weather events related to climate change, which directly affect industrial areas, can be extremely damaging for local communities and enterprises. In the case of flooding, enterprises face potentially large economic losses (e.g. through stoppages to production and damage to equipment and buildings), affecting also the supply-chain. Supply chains can also be affected by climate conditions, and the effects can be widespread due to geographically-dispersed actors.

The project Milano Sei l’Altro, which sees FEEM as partner and promoter, celebrated the end of its first year of activities. The aim of the Project is to create collaborative processes to develop new welfare services with the involvement and to the advantage of society as a whole, from profit to non-profit actors, administrations and community. In particular, Milano Sei l’Altro is working with SME and large enterprises, such as Altavia, Humana, Poste Italiane, Vodafone, Adecco, with the purpose of developing innovative welfare services in response to the work-life balance issue with a focus on the management of care loads. Stemming from the interest of the project in engaging the companies, a wider path of research and reflection has been conceived on the role played by the private sector in the innovation of welfare models and the tools and processes to create shared value.

The Youth in Action for Sustainable Development Goals for young university students or under 30 graduates was launched on March 14th. The contest was promoted by Fondazione Italiana Accenture, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli with the support of ASviS, SDSN Youth, AIESEC, RUS and Fondazione Collegio delle Università Milanesi. Participants are called upon to submit innovative ideas for projects that can contribute to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Italy.

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