In the mainframe of the 2019 Sustainable Development Festival, AiFOS organizes 2 free webinars, in order to promote relevant goals of the 2030 agenda.

The safe and sustainable supply chain
27 May 2019, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm

The development of an increasingly global economy and the consequent growth of risks related to the loss of control over large and disaggregated supply chains, raises increasing attention to the issue of optimal and overall supply chain management.

Suppliers’ monitoring is therefore an increasingly strategic and important issue for companies. More and more the verification of the issues related to Health and Safety is dealing with the tendency to manage the sustainability of supplies both from an environmental and ethical point of view.
In collaboration with Gruppo Ambiente Sicurezza S.r.l.

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The soft leadership of sustainable management
June 6, 2019, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Thinking about and managing organizations towards sustainable leadership means understanding how to engage the management on sustainability issues to ensure investments towards strategies with proven effectiveness.

We will present the results of a university research that analyzed the motivations that drive sustainable management of a company and some outstanding initiatives that have allowed an effective path towards sustainable leadership.

In collaboration with Stantec S.p.A.

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A fantastic adventure in the hearth of Africa: six days biking in the uncontaminated nature of Tanzania, around the Kilimanjaro, 400 km of red earth and dirt tracks among the wonderful African landscapes, a sporting and human experience for better health in Africa.

After seven editions, Africa Classic it becomes international: from 10 to 17 October 2020, 100 people from 5 countries will live together an unbelievable adventure.

For companies it is a remarkable opportunity to combine social responsibility with team building activities for their employees, offering them the opportunity to cycle through Tanzania. Besides the special outdoor experience, the physical effort and mental challenge participants will contribute to improving health conditions in Africa.

In the recent months, BNP Paribas has been involved in two important financial transactions in the field of sustainable finance. The first, with Snam, the energy group active in the transport, storage and regasification of methane, who launched a new bond loan called "Climate Action Bond" on 22 September 2018. BNP Paribas was among the joint bookrunner banks of the transaction. The income obligation will be used for the services offered by Snam with particular regard to improving the environmental impact; it will have 6.5 years duration and a size of 500 million euro. Not like a traditional green bond, the Climate action bond has a wider horizon; it allows financing or refinancing both green investments, such as bio methane or energy efficiency, and projects that improve the environmental impact.

9 sustainable development targets to outline Edison's contribution to achieving the objectives promoted by the United Nations (Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs) in line with the pillars of the Italian Integrated Climate Energy National Plan. The commitment, formalized in the Consolidated Non-Financial Declaration (NFD) 2018, takes shape in the Sustainability Policy and its medium and long-term targets. The targets concern the commitment to climate change, the drive for innovation and digitalisation, the attention to plurality and inclusion, proximity to customers and stakeholder engagement:

Legance is extremely committed to its social responsibility program, which is coordinated by the CSR Committee. This program includes a series of activities and projects, both legal and non, aimed at raising awareness and involving its lawyers on issues related to social impact, with a view of day-to-day and future sustainability.

In this regard, Legance has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UNICEF as part of the “UNICEF Business Lab” project, a training course and debate on the protection and enforcement of the rights of under-18s which aims to identify and encourage sustainable business practices that pay attention to the rights of children and adolescents.

Between 2018 and 2019, the Firm organised three training sessions with UNICEF on issues relating to risk management, non-financial disclosure and brand reputation with experts and operators in the legal community, successful case history was discussed. In particular, the last meeting held in March 2019 was organised with AIGI, the Italian Association of Corporate Lawyers and was attended by Eni Gas and Electricity, ENEL and FENDI.

Through the successful experience of large companies and market operators, this project aims to make workers and members of the legal community aware of sustainable behaviour to be adopted on a daily basis and in the working environment in general.

Legance's strategic vision is not only to offer society the professional skills of its lawyers, but to also provide examples of significant ethical and social impact.

Tackling skill mismatch is one of the most important challenges for the current labour market and to combat youth unemployment in Italy. For this reason, Fondazione Sodalitas (Sodalitas Foundation) and JPMorgan Chase Foundation have decided to renew their collaboration by launching the second phase of the We4Youth project, with the aim of enhancing the training of soft skills and work orientation activities, through the consolidation of partnerships between schools and businesses, particularly in the most socially fragile contexts.

The project in its first phase (2017/2018) produced the first national research that analyzed 25 successful cases of work based learning experiences, followed by a roadshow to promote quality partnerships between school and company.

Sofidel, also for 2018, has voluntarily joined the CDP Report, a global disclosure system that enables companies, cities, states and regions to measure, disclose, manage and share their environmental impacts. CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, serves more than 650 institutional investors with US$ 87 trillion in assets. In 2018, over 7,000 companies across the world disclosed through CDP.

Sofidel has been awarded an A- rating in the Climate Change category and an A- rating in the Forests Timber category, in both cases earning a place in the highest (Leadership) scoring echelons of the Report – and further improving its score from previous years. In particular, in the Paper & Forestry sector, Sofidel ranked among the top businesses in the Climate Change category, above the sector average at global (C) and European (B-) level, and among the top businesses in the Forests Timber category, above the sector average at global (B-) and European (B-) level.

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.



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

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