“Intesa Sanpaolo has, at its core, personality, which really makes it stand out in the City”
Jessica Rees-Hole works as Senior Legal Counsel in the London office of Intesa Sanpaolo. She joined the bank in 2015 after spending five years at an English law firm based in London and is enjoying the European and International focus of the job.
Perspectives on the past
Official archives of the Intesa Sanpaolo group throw light on a century of Italian banking history – and have an important role to play in preserving the country’s cultural heritage
The mix of nationalities and constant learning is very rewarding
Kinga Babics loves living and working in Italy
Roberto Matta: forgotten hero of Surrealism
His work influenced the likes of Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, yet the Latin-American painter remains relatively unknown. Now there are signs that his reputation is slowly on the up
What goes around comes around…
…which is why we need to adopt a circular economy fast
Fresh ideas are the fuel of the fast-moving world of fintech
A black mark for modern art
Deletion is the key technique of ‘visual poetry’ by Emilio Isgrò
Intesa Sanpaolo grows reputation in M&A
Adopting a sector-coverage model brings unprecedented rewards
Caravaggio plays Naples
Intesa Sanpaolo’s art loan programme with great galleries around the world brings a musical masterpiece home
To grow, go global
Intesa Sanpaolo is expanding internationally, with two branches recently opened in the Gulf. Gianluca Cugno, Head of the bank’s International Corporate Network, explains why a world view is essential in 2017
Intesa Sanpaolo and ISSNAF are pushing for a rethink of global economy according to Circular Economy principles
Intesa Sanpaolo and ISSNAF, The Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation, are co-promoters of the “Award for Innovation & Circular Economy”, a call dedicated to all Italian researchers currently working in the United States and Canada to submit concrete scalable solutions aimed at shaping the prosperity of the 21st century. The Award seeks to bolster the best innovative ideas and projects involving the regenerative and restorative principles behind the Circular Economy, as identified by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the most influential global player in this field. In particular, it aims at investigating how, through a change in perspective, we can re-design the way our economy works designing products that can be “made to be made again” and powering the system with renewable energy. Participants were invited to demonstrate efforts and competencies in circular design to facilitate product reuse and recycling in areas such as material selection, standardized components, designed-to-last products and separation or reuse of products and materials. Finalists presented their ideas at the Intesa Sanpaolo Hub in New York, on June 20th, and the jury awarded Giulia Plotti with a certificate and a $3,000 cash prize, thanks to an innovative project “Tracy”: the young engineer created an app that works as a “track and recycling coach”. Tracy’s main features aim to enable a recycling chain with the possibility for users to check their results and become actors of the circular economy; moreover, through a gamification process, the app can measure and inform citizens of their results and reward them for their efforts.
Intesa Sanpaolo takes Tiepolo’s Last Judgment to the Hermitage
Visitors of the Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg will be given the privilege of admiring Giovanni Battista Tiepolo’s painting - The Last Judgement, one of the main features of Intesa Sanpaolo’s rich art collection as part of Bank’s ongoing L’Ospite illustre (“Famous Guest”) programme – in which major art works are taken from another collection or given on a loan and put on short-term display.
“Giving one of the most important paintings of Intesa Sanpaolo art collection on a loan to Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg, just after exchanging the two Caravaggio works with the Metropolitan Museum of New York, is an ultimate recognition for Gallerie d’Italia, coming from the world most reputable museums. It is a great source of pride for Intesa Sanpaolo to be able to co-work on projects that disseminate Italian art and contribute to raising notability of our masters abroad.”, says Michele Coppola, Head of Cultural Activity at Intesa Sanpaolo.
The exhibition is open until July 16, 2017.
Intesa Sanpaolo recognised as number one in Corporate Social Responsibility
During the annual Financial Services Gala Dinner in New York, Carlo Messina, the CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo, received the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the Foreign Policy Association, handed by Laurence D. Fink, the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of the BlackRock Inc, an American multinational investment management corporation. The award recognises the level of excellence reached by the Bank in the field of social responsibility.