From November 5 to 12, the second edition in Italy
After the success of the first edition, the Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) Week, the main initiative in Italy to talk about sustainable finance, is back. The SRI Week is promoted and coordinated by the Forum for Sustainable Finance, in which Intesa Sanpaolo participates, under the patronage of the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
There are sixteen events confirmed for the 2013 edition - all offer free admission - and more than thirty financial advisors involved.
Many topics that will be explored , with the aim of outlining a comprehensive overview on a phenomenon as complex and varied as Sustainable and Responsible Investment, including: - Engagement as a new opportunity for institutional investors, - Climate change and risks for the insurance industry , - Impact investing and new frontiers of responsible property investing , - The possible "sustainable turning point" in the retail market, - The role of policy makers in promoting a culture of sustainability in Italy.
On October 28 and 29, the 8th edition of the event organised by the Italian Banking Association
On October 28 and 29 in Rome, the Italian Banking Association will host in Palazzo Altieri the 8th edition of the CSR Forum, which has become the most significant event in the financial sector on corporate social responsibility.
The aim of the Forum is to take a snapshot of the state of the art in CSR, both nationally and internationally, and to explore its possible future developments, but most of all to keep alive the debate which has been ongoing among the relevant players for some time, and to look in greater depth at the role that each of them could have.
Among the topics that will be presented: - Economy and Society: the agenda for Corporate Social Responsibility - Investments in community social development - Promoting transparency on the environment, social and governance issues - CSR: an incentive for business innovation - Creating value for the community: tomorrow's challenges - Financial inclusion
Valter Serrentino, Head of CSR Intesa Sanpaolo, and Marco Morganti, CEO of Banca Prossima, will speak on behalf of our bank in the opening plenary session of the conference while Licia Veronesi, CSR Unit, will take part in the round table on the state of the art of sustainability reporting.
EDIVA AWARDS INTESA SANPAOLO FOR ITS COMMITMENT IN STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
EDIVA ("ETICA, DIGNITA' E VALORI Associazione Stakeholders Aziende di Credito Onlus"), an association which includes academic, credit and voluntary sector representatives and aims to promote business ethics and corporate social responsibility issues, rewards Intesa Sanpaolo for its stakeholder engagement process.
The "Stakeholder Engagement 2012" recognition was awarded during the conference "Social Report: valuable tool for dignity and authentic development" (Milan, 26 February).
This is the reason for the award: << For having opened the door to dialogue with stakeholders with constant determination, through the meritorious activity of "Stakeholder Engagement", launched in 2007. Through this activity, carried out and monitored in the "Stakeholder Engagement Intesa Sanpaolo", an exhaustive document annexed to the Social report, the Group offered encouraging signals of cooperation and openness, to promote the values of economic and financial ethics> >.
In the CSR model adopted by Intesa Sanpaolo, dialogue with stakeholders is a key issue. Only by listening to the needs of our partners and their integration into the company's strategy is it possible to produce a virtuous circle leading to combine social responsibility and long-term financial goals. For this reason, since 2007 the CSR Unit, in collaboration with the company departments, has carried out annual initiatives of "stakeholder engagement" involving customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders and civilian associations. This process of dialogue, and the activities that the Bank has carried out on the issues raised, is reported every year in the Social Report and on the Internet website with a dedicated document.
Saturday, 27 November - National Food Collection Day
"Remember to do the shopping"
The National Food Collection Day, organised by Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus and by Compagnia delle Opere Impresa Sociale, will be held throughout Italy on Saturday, 27 November.
In over 6,000 supermarkets more than 100,000 volunteers will invite customers to donate non perishable foods such as oil, baby food, canned tuna and meat, canned tomatoes and pulses. In 2009, over 5 million Italians donated more than 8,900 tons of food. The National Food Collection Day was launched as an action to share basic needs: volunteers invite customers who are about to make their purchases at the supermarket to also buy basic food for people in need. This year too, Intesa Sanpaolo is backing the initiative along with Banca Prossima – reference institute for non-profit organisations – thus confirming its interest in solidarity. Specifically, the bank shall create a dedicated current account to both promote the awareness of the National Food Collection Day at all its branches and fund collection for food handling expenses.
Hurry! Participate in the National Food Collection Day: your groceries for the needy:
purchase your groceries in supermarkets that have joined the initiative;
make a contribution on the dedicated current account (IBAN IT52L0335901600100000003514) at all branches of Intesa Sanpaolo and of banks belonging to the group;
at all ATMs of Intesa Sanpaolo and of banks belonging to the group.
The National Food Collection Day, which has been organised through the partnership with Associazione Nazionale Alpini and Società San Vincenzo De Paoli, is under the high patronage of the President of the Italian Republic, the patronage of the RAI Social Action Department and of the World Nutrition Day.