The Intesa Sanpaolo Group takes an active and responsible role in the development and promotion of the areas and the communities in which it operates, through a variety of activities, as well as of international projects for areas in difficulty.
The Group’s commitment takes many forms and is achieved by donations both aimed at addressing situations of temporary difficulty of the areas or for long-term solidarity interventions; sponsorships supporting various topics (arts and culture, research, economic growth); significant investments in the Progetto Cultura, a strategic reference framework containing the multi-year planning of the Bank’s cultural initiatives.
The attention towards the cultural life of our country has led in fact our Bank to share its own important artistic, architectural, editorial and documentary heritage, deriving from the history and tradition of patronage of the credit institutions that have become part of the Group, as well as to contribute to safeguarding Italy’s cultural heritage.
In 2015 the Intesa Sanpaolo Group recorded an overall contribution to the community, measured by the London Benchmarking Group standard, amounting to 56.6 million euro, equivalent to 1.23% of the operating result before tax. The majority of this is cash contribution, that amounts to 53 million euro.