The Italian Sustainable Investment Forum (ItaSIF) was founded in 2001. ItaSIF is a not for profit multi-stakeholder association: its members are financial actors and other organizations interested in the environmental and social impacts of financial activities.
The mission is to promote the awareness and the strategies linked to sustainable investments, with the aim to encourage the integration of environmental, social and governance criteria into financial products and processes.
ItaSIF activities are divided into three main areas: research, projects and advocacy.
Since 2012, ItaSIF has organized the Italian SRI Week, the most important event on sustainable and responsible investment in Italy.
ItaSIF is a member of Eurosif, the association for the promotion of sustainable investment in the European market.
Global Thinking Foundation is Supporting Member of FEDUF, Financial Literacy and Savings Foundation, created by ABI, Italian Bank Association. This Foundation pursues different projects, such as conferences, events and collaborations, regarding financial literacy and economic citizenship for students, adults and companies.
Global Thinking Foundation cooperates with ASSIOM FOREX:
ASSIOM FOREX is the National Association of Market Operators, on different projects, such as Women Squared and the World Investor Week 2017. The Association, formerly called FOREX Club Italy, was born in 1957. It later absorbed several financial associations, becoming the most important financial association in the country and its international representative.
With more than 1,400 members, representing over 450 financial institutions, the Association promotes the professional growth of financial operators: it offers not only academic opportunities with universities and institutes, but also events and publications, aiming to contribute to the economic growth of the country. It facilitates the relations with Monetary and Supervisory Authorities, market regulators and other institutions of the field, becoming an important interlocutor between institutions and market authorities.
Global Thinking Foundation has developed several joint projects with the Museum of Saving:
The Museum of Saving is an educational entertainment project (Edutainment) that aims to aid students and adults through their financial and economic path, with the help of technology and interactive learning. The Museum is based in Turin, at Via San Francesco d’Assisi, 8A.
The Museum has hosted the ceremony for the Award i Fuoriclasse della Scuola: the winners received a scholarship, following the parameters of MIUR and FEDUF, and joined the Financial Literacy Campus on the 17th, 18th and 19th of November 2016 at the Museum of Saving.
Global Thinking Foundation is Member of the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society, the most important women’s network for socio-economic issues, promoters and host of the Women’s Forum Global Network. The Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society is an international platform looking at major social and economic issues from women’s perspectives. Founded in 2005, the Forum seeks to give voice to leading women and men in politics, business, civil society and universities through various international meetings, and to highlight projects that range from women’s entrepreneurship through education, corporate parity and better representation of women in the media. The Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society was ranked among the top five influential forums worldwide by the Financial Times in 2007.
Global Thinking Foundation participates in the Scientific and Technical Committee of Adiconsum:
Adiconsum Lombardy is the regional branch of Adiconsum, the Association of Consumers born in 1987 through the initiative of Confederation of Trade Unions of Italy. It was recognised according to the criteria of the Regional Law no. 6 of 2003, and it is part of the Regional Consumer Committee. Adiconsum is spread nationwide, with over 80 branches and help desks.
Global Thinking Foundation supports the Italian Association of Financial Educators (AIEF):
The Italian Association of Financial Educators is dedicated to translate technical contents, often perceived as difficult, into didactic tools: this process aims to educate the teaching staff these tools, with the final intent of reaching the students. AIEF intends expand itself from the Scientific High Schools in Puglia, creating a new school network throughout the entire nation, to ultimately promote financial culture.
To educate the teaching staff, CERTIPASS, the only servicer of certifications for informatics competencies (EIPASS – European Informatics Passport), provides the necessary courses and materials.
Global Thinking Foundation cooperates with REDOOC regarding the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Project:
Redooc.com is a didactic digital platform, dedicated to the STEM subjects, innovative and interactive for the all grades, from elementary school to university. The platform is a support for the Professors, useful to improve students’ approach to maths and scientific subjects: it can also be used as integrated material or for a flipped classroom system.
The Global Thinking Foundation is affiliate member of ASviS, the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development. The Alliance organises the Sustainable Development Festival every year: the Festival is a great opportunity for spreading the culture of sustainability, reaching the attention of institutions, government and media. The work of the Alliance aims to take Italy on the right path towards the Agenda2030 of the SDGs. The Global Thinking Foundation offers its contribution and expertise, attending several working groups within the Alliance: Working Group Goal 4 – Quality of Education, Working Group Goal 5 – Gender Equality, Working Group Goal 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth, Cross-topic Working Group: Sustainable Development Education.
Global Thinking Foundation participates in Eraclito 2000, cultural association and founder of the Master Program “Communication, Business, Bank and Insurance”, now running for its 25th edition. The latter is sponsored by the City and Province of Pisa, and by the School of Ethics and Economics of Assisi, credited by the Bar Council of Pisa.
“The European Pact for Youth” was launched on November 17th 2015, during the Summit Enterprise 2020, organised in Brussels by CSR Europe, the European network of corporate social responsability, in order to establish and develop partnerships between companies and learning activities. These initiatives aim to sustain employability and inclusion for students and graduates. Considering the recent development about school-company collaborations in Italy, promoting the training and employment opportunities for the new generations – Law Decree “The Good School” and the Jobs Act – Pact4Youth’s plan of action for Italy, called We4Youth (www.we4youth.it), focuses on the employability of young people through the development and diffusion of partnerships between companies and learning activities. The plan includes new opportunities for work-based learning, acquisition and development of working abilities, as traversal, soft, digital, entrepreneurial competencies.