Founded by Claudia Segre in 2016, Global Thinking Foundation supports, sponsors and organises activities and projects to promote financial literacy, especially towards vulnerable groups (women in trouble, children, elderly).
Supporting the 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) set by the United Nations for the Agenda2030, Global Thinking Foundation focuses on Goal 4 (Quality of Education), offering scholarships to talented, well-off students; Goal 5 (Gender Equality), organising financial literacy courses for women; and Goal 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), sponsoring projects for citizens’ social, economic and financial inclusion.
The Foundation promotes the spread of financial literacy, encouraging an aware culture of responsible management of investment and savings, through projects of economic citizenship, following an enriched approach to the themes of economy and finance towards vulnerable groups.
Global Thinking Foundation offers its resources to help savers, from families to individual savers, to develop one’s financial knowledge and competences. The Foundation operates nationwide, with several activities and projects, pursuing exclusively public utility and social solidarity.
Financial behaviour and decisions (such as children education, budgeting and pension plans) of an individual inevitably affect personal and family wellbeing, from the planning and sustainability of children’s studies to retirement: informed choice, intelligent and informed consumption along with an objective judgement, are the key to achieve a proper management of the personal economy which can only be achieved through adequate financial skills.
provided an educational offer for high schools, enriched with a range of optional subjects to prepare students for the new work pool, such as foreign languages, economic and digital skills. The initiative of work-based learning for high schools and technical schools is guaranteed for the last three years of the entire cycle.
The amendment to the Law on “Financial Education” included in the Decree-Law called “Save Savings”, implemented since February 2017, has created a Financial Literacy National Strategy Committee. This Committee is responsible for the central coordination of different programs, in order to improve Italy’s low level of financial literacy.
The “Financial Education Month” saw the performance of information and awareness-raising activities and events on the correct behaviour in the management and planning of personal and family resources with the aim of guaranteeing economic well-being through the appropriate use of financial and insurance instruments and social security. The Month opened with the World Investor Week (“World Investor Week“) and ended on October 31st, World Savings Day.
The Committee for the planning and coordination of financial education activities was established in August with the task of planning and promoting awareness-raising and financial education initiatives to measurably improve the skills of Italian citizens in matters of savings, investments, social security, insurance. The Committee is composed of eleven members and is chaired by a director, appointed by the Minister of Economy and Finance in agreement with the Minister of Education, university and scientific research among personalities with proven skills and experience in the sector. The members other than the director, chosen with the same criteria, are appointed by :the Minister of Economy and Finance, the Minister of Education, University and Research, the Minister of Economic Development, the Minister of Labor and Social Policies, Bank of Italy, the National Commission for Companies and the Stock Exchange (CONSOB), the Institute for insurance supervision (IVASS), the Pension Fund Supervisory Commission (COVIP), the National Council of Consumers and Users and the Supervisory Body keeping the Register of financial Advisors (OCF).