Registrations are open for the second edition of the Maris Master - II Level Master in Reporting Innovation Sustainability a.a. 2018-2019, which will open March 28, 2019 during the Salone della CSR e dell’Innovazione Sociale, a roman stop, organized at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata". MARIS Master and Global Compact Network Italy have confirmed the collaboration for the second consecutive year. The fundamental point of the partnership is the formation to create a shared value and collaboration for the achievement of the SDGs.

Stop at disposable plastic bottles and glasses, replaced by 700 thermal bottles, personalized with each employee's initials.

125,000 bottles of water, 125,000 plastic cups, equalling 4 tonnes of waste per year and around 13,500 kg of CO2 emissions: these are the numbers of its headquarters that Terna is gradually erasing with "Plastic Free", the initiative that eliminates the disposable plastics from the offices.

In 2019, Sofidel is launching a series of communication initiatives entitled “NextGen” and dedicated to sustainability. These are aimed at and run by younger generations, as the future belongs to them more than it belongs to anyone else. Among these initiatives is the Group’s institutional annual campaign that features a child with a “tiger” face as protagonist to recall the objective #15 (Life on Land) of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A young and already well-known artist-photographer, Roselena Ramistella, took the photograph.

Inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace and generational diversity with a focus on senior talent: these were the themes of the EU Platform of Diversity Charters Meeting promoted by the European Commission held at the end of January in Madrid in which Fondazione Sodalitas participated on behalf of Italy.

This event was part of the European Platform established by the European Commission which brings together the Diversity Charters of 22 European countries, including Italy. The Platform aims to promote the exchange of best practices among the companies participating in it and to develop synergic initiatives among the Charters of the various countries.

Salini Impregilo has won the title of “Best Employer of Choice” among university graduates in engineering and related fields in Italy, confirming its standing as one of the best places to work in the country.

For the third consecutive year, the Group was among the five best places to work in general, according to the results a survey of graduates conducted by Cesop Communication, a human resources consultancy. Among the top five, it ranked fourth, an improvement from the previous year.

Maire Tecnimont has achieved a “B” rating for its company policy on climate change and environmental sustainability from CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), the international non-profit organization specialized in the evaluation and measurement of environmental performance and strategies addressing climate change adopted by major international companies.

Maire Tecnimont Group, which has been participating in the project for four years, continues to improve its standing, ranking in the top-25 out of 120 monitored Italian companies, a “best in class” result that emphasizes how transparency and engagement with all stakeholders are central to the Group’s identity.

A special day to cross an important finish line: social reintegration of many young people with problems of addiction and discomfort.

April 7th 2019, Dianova will take part in the charitable relay of Milan Marathon to raise funds for the campaign “And after us… A bridge towards autonomy”, launched in 2018, which involves the realization of several projects for the development of activities such as professional training workshops, work placements internships and the launch of new protected structures.

CHICCO, a brand dedicated to the entire world of babies, banned the use of animal furs since a long time but now goes one step further to undersign a formal fur-free commitment with LAV and the Fur Free Alliance. 

The brand, which has always focused great attention on the materials used in the production and creation of its babies’ and children’s wear collections – from 0 to 8 years – thus confirms its commitment to promote sustainable fashion by complying with the standards of the Fur Free Retailer program and Animal Free Fashion and consolidates its decision not to use animal furs. 

When well communicated, science and research offer a number of potential benefits to society. But how can we recognize valuable scientific dissemination? When is it effective? How can we promote and incentivize science communication?

KoM VIU Feb2019

From these questions it stems QUEST - QUality and Effectiveness in Science and Technology communication, a 2-year project coordinated by Venice International University (VIU) through its TEN Program on Sustainability and funded by the EU Commission with a 1.2M budget, within the H2020 SwafS action - Science with and for Society.

Every day Ansaldo STS moves goods and millions of people thanks to transport solutions that allow access to key destinations and services in conditions of safety, respecting the environment and improving the quality of life.

Within the development of each project, Ansaldo STS takes into account the social, economic, logistical, architectural, environmental and infrastructural context in which it operates; succeeding in planning, designing and building railway and metropolitan signaling and transport systems that provide the best possible combination of security, efficiency and return on investment.

FEEM – the Eni Enrico Mattei Foundation and SDSN –the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Italy are publishing the Report "The 2030 Agenda from global to local" by Laura Cavalli, SDSN Manager for Italy and senior researcher in the Society and Sustainability program for FEEM. The Report will be presented in Bolzano on 17th-19th September 2018 at the XXXIX Annual Scientific Conference of A.I.S.Re - the Italian Association of Regional Sciences.

The publication is part of the commitment that FEEM and SDSN Italy carry out together for the dissemination of scientific studies, policy briefs and best practices that promote their implementation throughout the 2030 Agenda territories, launched by the UN in September 2015, and of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Since its inception in 1995, Intesys has paid close attention to the social sector by supporting and funding various projects, especially in developing countries.

Until the company wondered how to make its specific technical-IT skills available in the social sphere.

This led to the decision to support the Association "Developers without borders", active in Italy since 2005, and, in particular, its Open Hospital project.

On 4th October 2017 HeidelbergCement launched the Sustainability Commitments 2030 that define the key topics and core principles of the corporate sustainability strategy. The Sustainability Commitments 2030, in line with the international standards, declare the Goals for the Sustainable Development, which are included in the “Agenda 2030”, an action plan approved by the governments of the 193 UN member countries. The areas of priority for the Group are six: promoting economic strength and innovation, reaching excellence in occupational health and safety, reducing our environmental impacts, establishing the circular economy, being good neighbours and ensuring legal compliance and transparency.

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.



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Interview with Fabrice Houdart, OHCHR
"Businesses and LGBTI People"
Milan, October 30, 2018

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