Founded by Claudia Segre in 2016, the 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 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) set by the United Nations for the Agenda2030, the Global Thinking Foundation focuses on Goal 4 (Quality of Education), offering scholarships to talented, less fortunate 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 financial literacy, encouraging a culture of responsible management of investment and savings, through projects of economic citizienship, following an enriched approach to the themes of economics and finance towards vulnerable groups.
The Global Thinking Foundation offers its resources to help savers, from families to retail investors, aiming to develop one’s financial knowledge and competencies. The Foundation operates nationwide, with several activities and projects, pursuing exclusively public interests and social values.
Financial behaviour and decisions (such as children education, budgeting and pension plans) of an individual inevitably influence his or her wellbeing, as well as his or her family’s: a responsible, informed and intelligent choice, along with an objective judgement, is the key to achieve a suitable management of one’s economic resources. In order to achieve such goal, one must acquire adequate financial competencies.
establishes a high school curricula, enriched with a range of optional subjects to prepare students for the new work pool, such as foreign languages, economic and digital competencies. 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 included in the Legislative Degree named “Save Savings”, in effect since February 2017, created a Financial Education 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 “Month of Financial Education” saw the performance of information and awareness-raising activities and events on the correct behavior 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 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. Different members by the director, chosen with the same criteria, are designated: by the Minister of Economy and Finance, by the Minister of Education, University and Research, by the Minister of Economic Development, by the Minister of Labor and Social Policies, by Bank of Italy, by the National Commission for Companies and the Stock Exchange (CONSOB), by the Institution for insurance supervision (IVASS), the Pension Fund Supervisory Commission (COVIP), the National Consumer and User Council and the Supervisory Body keeping the register of financial consultants (OCF).