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Two days to shape the future

Sustainability in its many aspects will be the main theme of the first day of the Sustainable Economy Forum 2019, on April 4th in San Patrignano. The work will open with a reflection on sustainable finance and will then take a particular focus on the African continent and on the “Together for Africa” project, launched by Confindustria, San Patrignano and E4impact Foundation to implement the Memorandum of Understanding presented at the end of the last edition.

Mentoring, social finance, inclusion, green and social bonds for development will be at the center of the round tables where international speakers, economists, entrepreneurs, scholars, researchers, representatives of organizations and social players will share ideas and experiences. Among the speakers on the first day: Vincenzo Boccia, President of Confindustria; Letizia Moratti, Co-founder of San Patrignano Foundation; Sir Ronald Cohen, Chairman of Global Steering Group for Impact Investment; Mario Baccini, President of Microcredit Italian National Agency; Frank Cinque, Director general of E4Impact Foundation; Arancha González, Executive director of International Trade Centre; Lorena Dellagiovanna, Italy country Manager of Hitachi; Gaela Bernini, General secretary of Bracco Foundation and CSR Director of Bracco; Stefano Bonaccini, President of Emilia-Romagna Region; Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan.

The themes of sustainability, transparency and their impact, finance and sustainable technology, and how sustainability itself can shape cities and communities, will be deepened in the debates.

Continuing these issues, the second day of work, on April 5th, will focus on responsibility. Responsible growth will be the topic of the initial reflection, which will then be articulated and deepened in the round tables dedicated to nutrition, production, work and innovation.

Speakers include Máximo Torero Cullen, Assistant Director-General of the Economic and Social Development Department of FAO; Enrico Giovannini, Full professor of Economic Statistics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata; Giuseppe Lavazza, vice President of Lavazza Group; Simona Torre, Secretary general and Executive board director of Accenture Italian Foundation.

Vincenzo Boccia and Letizia Moratti will close the second edition of the Sustainable Economy Forum in the afternoon of Friday 5 April with the final greetings.

The round table discussions will be moderated by Luca Orlando, journalist of Il Sole 24 Ore.