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Year 7, no. 32
May - July 2019
The first Italian SDGs Pioneer is Francesca Martucci, Sustainability Specialist at Pirelli & C.!
Francesca Martucci
Sustainability Specialist - Pirelli & C.

Francesca Martucci, born in 1988, Sustainability Specialist at Pirelli & C., is the first Italian Pioneer for the SDGs.

Global Compact Network Italy has identified in the Young Business Leader - active in the Auto & Parts sector - the national winner of the SDGs Pioneer Italy 2019 award. The award aims to promote those young business professionals who have distinguished themselves by an extraordinary commitment to the advancement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“Francesca Martucci's work is part of the broader strategic and action plan on sustainability carried out by Pirelli, member of the UN Global Compact since 2004 and “Founder” of the Italian Network. The candidacy presented by the company demonstrates how a young resource can significantly contribute to the success of an organization on crucial and strategic issues” said Marco FREY - President of Global Compact Network Italy, commenting on the awarding of the title. He added: “With her daily efforts and commitment, the first Italian SDGs Pioneer has certainly inspired other people, both inside and outside the company. Also for this reason we have chosen to acknowledge her work through the competition.”

As the winner of the national round, Francesca Martucci will participate in the global competition where she will challenge other candidates to try winning the title of UN Global Compact SDGs Pioneer 2019. Global winners will be announced at the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September.

“We are excited to support and value the young professionals’ efforts to find innovative solutions to today's global challenges. Being a leader in the 2030 era means working concretely for change, choosing to create the future rather than waiting for it to happen while sitting still.” says Lise KINGO, CEO and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact.

The UNGC SDGs Pioneers competition is part of the “Making Global Goals Local Business” campaign launched globally by Global Compact in 2015, following the adoption by the United Nations of 17 SDGs for the year 2030. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of sustainable development among all economic, social and political stakeholders and to promote the greatest possible commitment to urgent challenges such as hunger, poverty and climate change. 

The Feralpi Group is a Partner of Ten-P, the platform for sustainable supply chain management

The Feralpi Group, European leader in the production of steels for the construction industry, has joined the Ten-P - Sustainable Supply Chain Self-Assessment Platform active since 2016 and managed by Global Compact Network Italy. The Ten-P Platform works as a monitoring and evaluation tool to support companies’ commitment to ethical and sustainable management of their own supply chains.Together with the Feralpi Group, the partners of Ten-P are: A2A, Acea, Edison and the Sofidel Group.

Innovation for the Agenda: here is the thematic focus of the 2019

The fourth edition of the Italian Business and SDGs Annual Forum promoted by Global Compact Network Italy will be held in Trieste on October 14 and 15. The Forum, that will be hosted by Hera Group with the support of Assicurazioni Generali and illycaffè, and under the patronage con the Municipality of Trieste, will address mainly Italian companies and organizations participating in the United Nations Global Compact. The 2019 SDGs Forum will discuss innovation in support of sustainability, in the knowledge that the ambitious objectives of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda will not be achieved without a truly new, brave and far-sighted approach by all parties involved.

4 Italian companies participated in the first European Peer Learning Group on Corporate Climate Strategies

The first meeting of the European Peer Learning Group on Corporate Climate Strategies was held on the 4th and 5th of June in Berlin. The meeting was organized by the UN Global Compact Local Networks of Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Denmark. The aim was to promote dialogue among companies from different national contexts and foster sharing corporate experiences on the importance of developing corporate climate strategies – as well as setting ambitious climate targets in line with the Paris Agreement’s objective of limiting global warming to +1.5° C.
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