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
Sitting pretty: Italy’s furniture industry
It’s said that good design is written into Italian DNA. Artisan traditions, innovation and global ambitions have given it a seat at the top table
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.
Celebrating a special relationship
Antonio Fallico, chairman of Banca Intesa in Russia, tells Giulia Rhodes how the country in which he has now spent more than 40 years is full of exciting and diverse possibilities for Italian investors
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.
INTESA SANPAOLO TAKES 10 FASHION-TECH STARTUPS TO THE NEW YORK CATWALK TO SHOWCASE THEIR TALENT
Intesa Sanpaolo confirms its role as a springboard for up and coming success stories with two recent initiatives in New York dedicated to the world of Fashion Tech. During the Decoded Fashion New York Summit 2017, three Italian start-ups partnered by Intesa Sanpaolo were selected to take part in the event and showcase alongside the most innovative international companies in the fashion and luxury goods sectors. The Bank also promoted in New York City the Intesa Sanpaolo StartUp Initiative FashionTech Showcase, held in its local Hub branch, which saw the participation of seven start-ups, of which three from Italy.
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.