In line with the last three editions, The 2015 Integrated Report was prepared in accordance with the GRI G4 Guidelines – “Comprehensive option”, and the international framework on Integrated Reporting model set out by the International Integrated Reporting Council.
On the occasion of its 50th Anniversary the Sofidel Group, founded in 1966, is pleased to announce the “Sofidel Suppliers Sustainability Award”, an annual award that aims to motivate its national and international suppliers to promote high sustainable standards. It will promote best practice and recognize improved social and environmental responsibility actions.
Impronta Etica and SCS Consuting have developed the Guidelines for the Measurement of Social Impacts, representing the results of the workshop held between 2014 and 2015 with members of Impronta Etica, winner of the PRIZE RSI (Responsabilità Sociale Impresa - CSR) of the Emilia-Romagna Region.
As part of its commitment and continuous efforts to fight illegal trade, Philip Morris International has launched PMI IMPACT, an important initiative aimed at funding projects to confront smuggling and related crimes, which severely damage the economy and undermine society’s security by fueling corruption and other crimes.
On Friday June 24th the Conference “Laudato Si’, 2030 Agenda, COP21 a Year Later: Reflections and Perspectives” took place in Assisi, the medieval town that gave birth to St. Francis. The event has been organized by Sorella Natura Foundation, University of Perugia, SDSN Italia and its hosting institution FEEM.
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), has been nominated Hosting Institution of SDSN Italia by Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs during the event “Research and Innovation for the SDGs: toward an Inclusive Green Growth - Launch Event of SDSN Italy”, which was held last 14 March in Milan.
Etimos presents a short report, updated to June 2016, on the progress of FEFISOL, the investment fund dedicated to microfinance in Africa supporting rural development. It is a fund established by Etimos together with SIDI and ALTERFIN and which is characterized as a real project of impact investing in one of the continents most affected by crises and widespread poverty.
“Be sustainable today to be competitive tomorrow”. Sustainability is strategic in Enel and is fully integrated with all business functions. It is aimed at creating long-term value for the company and all its stakeholders. This approach is in line with Enel new Open Power vision, that implies listening and involving people and communities, linking social and economic progress.
On 11 July in Milan, A2A, represented by the Chairman Giovanni Valotti, the Chief Executive Officer Valerio Camerano and the Chairman of the Territory and Sustainability Committee Stefano Pareglio, presented the Group's commitments for an increasingly more sustainable business, which are summarised in the 2030 Sustainability Policy and the 2016-2020 Sustainability Plan.
The Integrated Report describes how the Group applies a sustainable strategy to creating value that has a positive impact on society. By providing responsible lending, savings, payments and investment products, the Group enables individuals to improve their quality of life and enhance their financial stability. By providing finance to small, medium and large corporations and financing the development of key sectors, the Group contributes to economic growth and innovation. By improving financial literacy, promoting inclusion and gender balance and conserving natural resources, the Group also contributes to the achievement of sustainable development.
This year Terna's Sustainability Report 2015, in its eleventh edition, has over 150 indicators which together with contextual information and explanatory texts, give an account of Terna's performance in four areas of responsibility - for the electric, economic, environmental and social service - as well as describing the initiatives to listen to and involve stakeholders. The linking of the indicators to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals demonstrates Terna's contribution to the bigger goals of sustainable development on a global scale.
The opening event of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Sofidel Group, the second European player and sixth in the world for the production of paper for hygienic and domestic use, took place on the 20th of April in Milan. From a company from the province of Lucca to a multinational - particularly well-known in Italy for the Regina brand - Sofidel is currently present in 13 countries in Europe and in the USA, with a turnover of 1,809 million euro and over 5,500 employees. An Italian organization which has succeeded in interpreting the future with a vision that unites growth and sustainability, recording a 197% increase in turnover in the last 10 years despite the financial crisis.
Snam, for the first time, has drawn its Financial Report on the basis of the integrated reporting model, an advanced approach to corporate reporting processes that integrates financial and non-financial information showing the link between the Company’s strategy, governance, financial performance and the social, environmental and economic context in which it operates.
Salini Impregilo's Sustainability Report 2015 is now online. It was published for the Shareholders' Meeting that was held on April 28, 2016, to approve the Annual Financial Statements. It has been drawn-up in compliance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), version G4, using the "Comprehensive" option, and was subject to the assurance of Reconta EY.
The 2015 Sustainability Report of the Generali Group, that is the 12th edition, was approved by the Board of Directors and spread on the occasion of the Annual General Meeting on 28 April.
Etimos Foundation presents the Rural Development Fund, an impact investing fund supporting small and medium-sized rural enterprises in Espírito Santo, Brasil, through investments in methodological innovation, process and technology.
AIAS has dedicated the 2016 first issue of its magazine Informatore AIAS Obiettivo prevenzione (AIAS Information Bulletin. Main goal: Prevention) to sustainability and, in particular, to the international and European guidelines on sustainability.
Venice International University (VIU) organizes a Summer School in English on Responsible Capitalism: Strategy, Governance and Finance that will be held on the VIU Campus on the island of San Servolo in Venice, June 6-10, 2016. The Faculty is composed of Professors from Columbia University, Henley Business School, IESE Business School, University of Lausanne and the Department of Management of Univeristà Ca’ Foscari Venezia, acting as scientific coordinator
Applications are open till April 3rd to current Ph.D. students, research master’s students (e.g. MPhil students), post-doc researchers in Management, Strategy, Organization Theory, Finance, Economic Sociology, and related disciplines from universities worldwide. The Program is open only to 15 students who will be awarded with scholarships covering participation fee and accommodation on VIU Campus.