Art on tour
Six stunning vedute from Intesa Sanpaolo’s collection – including a Canaletto – are on show in Zagreb and Belgrade. It’s all to help promote cultural relations. “Intesa Sanpaolo operates in countries rich in culture and heritage and believes that cultural activities are a way to foster friendship across communities” – Gian Maria Gros-Pietro, Chairman of […]
The Italian bank muscling in on big deals
Intesa Sanpaolo’s Corporate and Investment Banking division is organised by key industries. It has proved to be a winning formula
Opportunities beckon in the sixth global economy
As the economies of South-East Asia develop apace, opportunities for companies to participate in the region’s development are growing. Gianluca Cugno, head of Intesa Sanpaolo’s International Department – its global corporate network – explains how the bank is ready to help them
Art can paint a picture of how the world sees your business
Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo is determined to share its extensive collection of masterpieces with the communities where it works.
The Balkans: a prosperous meeting of East and West
Intesa Sanpaolo sees the potential for economic growth in the region – as long as historical conflicts do not flare up again, says Robert Galbraith
Welcome to 10-second 24/7 European payments
As Intesa Sanpaolo connects to an innovative, real-time cross-border payment system, Stefano Favale, head of global transaction banking, explains how transactions remain at the heart of the bank’s business.
The plastic ocean: how to profit and help fish
The switch to a circular economy – based on reuse and regeneration – can’t come fast enough for forward-looking business leaders.
European impact investment hits the mainstream
Eurizon believes environmental, social and governance criteria should be integral to the entire product range.
Israeli fintech powers innovation
A year on from the launch of Tel Aviv tech hub The Floor, European banks are reaping the rewards.
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
Intesa Sanpaolo winner BAI Global Innovation 2017
Intesa Sanpaolo won the 2017 BAI Global Innovation Award for the Innovation in Human Capital category with TimeRepublik, a sharing economy project created for the Group’s employees.
The prize was awarded for the Bank’s ability to leverage on exponential trends such as the sharing economy, and alternative currencies such as time, creating a new concept of company community. The project was conceived by Intesa Sanpaolo’s Innovation Center, which scouted for the TimeRepublik startup, and was created together with the Intesa Sanpaolo Employees’ Association.
INTESA SANPAOLO CONFIRMED IN THE DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY INDICES
For the seventh consecutive year Intesa Sanpaolo has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World financial indices, which are among the most important global and European stock market indices for assessing corporate social responsibility. Scoring 84 out of 100 points, against a financial sector average of 58, Intesa Sanpaolo entered the two indices as the only Italian bank.
“Being included once again in this index, one of the most authoritative and selective indices, recognises our commitment to growth that is responsible and caring towards people, the communities and the environment. These are the elements that inspire our strategic decisions as well as our daily operations”, underlines Carlo Messina, Intesa Sanpaolo Managing Director and CEO.
With regard to the financial sector, 28 banks were included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World, and 10 in the Europe index 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.