The Sustainable Economy Forum 2021 in web conference mode

Among the topics of the discussion: health, environment and protection of biodiversity, economy, technological innovation and finance

The Sustainable Economy Forum will be held on Thursday 8 April. The event is promoted by San Patrignano and Confindustria to stimulate reflection on the issues of the international agenda and contribute to win the challenges of our time. After the stop last year, imposed by the pandemic, the third edition of the forum is back in web-conference mode, with the aim of resuming the path already started in previous editions. Entrepreneurs, economists, policy-makers and leading international experts will discuss about sustainability and social responsibility, the central drivers for the socio-economic well-being of future generations.

The first edition of the Forum had already paved the way, highlighting the need to urgently reconsider development models from a sustainable perspective. Today, the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that it is necessary to continue in this direction, placing the person at the heart of public action and the economy at the service of society, regarding use of resources, use of technology, work, welfare, community and relationship between individuals. Health, environment, protection of biodiversity, economy, technological innovation and finance will be the themes at the very center of the discussion of the Sustainable Economy Forum 2021. In dedicated focuses, good practices will be illustrated and success stories will be shared, to offer long-term solutions to the problems and changes that face us.

The works, moderated by Sebastiano Barisoni, executive deputy Director of Radio 24, will be attended by authoritative exponents of the Italian and international economic and institutional scene. Carlo Bonomi, President of Confindustria, and Carlo Clavarino, President of the San Patrignano Foundation, will open the round tables.

The keynote speeches will be given by world-renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute of Columbia University and United Nations Special Advisor on Sustainable Development Goals; by Senator Mario Monti, as President of the WHO Pan-European Commission for Health and Sustainable Development; by John E. Scanlon, Chair of the UK Government’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund, Chair of the Global Initiative to End Wildlife Crime and CEO of the Elephant Protection Initiative.

The focuses will see the interventions of Maria Paola Chiesi, Director of Shared Value & Sustainability of Chiesi; Gianfelice Rocca, President of the Humanitas Clinical Institute; Luca Travaglini, founder of Planet Farms; Anna Zegna, President of the Zegna Foundation; Mauro Gallavotti, CEO of Celli Group; Andrea Illy, President of illycaffè and President of the Regenerative Society Foundation; Andrew Barr, Vice President of Hitachi LTD and CEO of Hitachi Rail Group; Roberto Colaninno, Chairman of Piaggio; Giuseppe Lavazza, Vice President of Lavazza; Fabio Benasso, CEO and President of Accenture Italy; Carlo Messina, CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo; Maria Cristina Piovesana, Vice President of Confindustria for the Environment, Sustainability and Culture.

“After the inevitable interruption of last year, the Community of San Patrignano and Confindustria strongly wanted to confirm the initiative of this Forum – says Carlo Clavarino, President of the San Patrignano Foundation -, in a version certainly renewed in the format, but not in the spirit and relevance of content and speakers. The Forum traditionally aims to offer a concrete contribution, trying to foster a path of necessary cultural evolution from traditional economic and social models. Also in this edition we will share and work on broad convergence perspectives to seek long-term opportunities and solutions to the global challenges we face”.

The Sustainable Economy Forum 2021 is promoted by San Patrignano and Confindustria with Intesa Sanpaolo as institutional partner. Accenture, ENI, Gruppo 24 Ore and Hitachi Rail are Top partners of the event; partner Acqua Alma, IGP Decaux and Lavazza.

Participation in the Forum is free, registration and program on this website.