Founders & Participants









Università cattolica del Sacro cuore

Founded in 1921, the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – UCSC is the largest private institution of higher learning in Europe. UCSC, with 42,000 students and 12 Faculties, is an academic community whose purpose is to contribute to the development of specialized studies, scientific research, and to the preparation of young adults for work, service in research and teaching, and careers in the public and private sectors. It achieves these goals by offering a superior academic education inspired by the basic principles of Christian Social Doctrine.





Securfin Holdings SpA

Securfin Holding is the holding company of the Moratti family. It was founded by Gian Marco and Letizia Moratti in the 1960s with the objective of managing the family’s fixed and liquid assets. The company also manages Mrs Letizia Moratti’s educational and philantropical  activities for the benefit of the disadvantaged.






Founded in Milan in 1937, Mapei is today the world leader in the production of adhesives and complementary products for the installation of all types of floor and wall coverings. The company is also specialized in other chemical products for building: from waterproofers to special mortars, from admixtures for concrete to products for the restoration of ancient buildings. The Group now counts 79 subsidiaries, 7 of which service companies, with 67 plants in 32 countries in the five continents, with an aggregated turnover of 2.6 billion euros and nearly 9000 employees.






Salini Impregilo

Salini Impregilo is a global leading player in the construction of major infrastructures, specializing in the Hydro and Dams, where the Group is the world’s leader, as well as in the Railways, Metro systems, Roads & Motorways. The Group has been active for more than 100 years, operating, as of today, in 50 countries, through five continents, with more than 30,000 employees. At the end of 2015 its turnover was €4.7 billion with an order backlog of €33 billion. Salini Impregilo Group is headquartered in Italy and is listed at the Milan Stock Exchange.








Always Africa Association

Founded in Milan in 2015, Always Africa is the Association created by the professionals in ALTIS – Graduate School Business and Society of the Università Cattolica, that were responsible for the African entrepreneurial training initiative that led to the founding of the E4Impact Foundation. The association promotes the entrepreneurial development of Africa, with a special attention to businesses which make a positive social and environmental impact.







Eni is a major integrated energy company, engaged in oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production, as well as in the supply, trading and shipping of natural gas, LNG, electricity, fuels and chemical products. Through refineries and chemical plants, Eni processes crude oil and other oil-based feedstock to produce fuels, lubricants and chemical products that are supplied to wholesalers or through retail networks or distributors. Integrity in business management, support the Countries development, operational excellence in conducting operations, innovation in developing competitive solutions, inclusiveness of Eni’s people and development of know-how and skills, integration of financial and non-financial issues in the company’s plans and processes drive Eni in creating sustainable value.










Bracco is an international Group active in the healthcare sector through Bracco Imaging (Diagnostic Imaging), Pharma (prescription and over the counter drugs), Acist Medical Systems (medical devices and advanced imaging agents injection systems based in Minneapolis, USA), and the Centro Diagnostico Italiano diagnostic clinic in Milan. Since its foundation Bracco is a socially responsible company in each area of activity – in business as in every other context. The company is strongly committed to social, educational, environmental and cultural improvement and in the promotion of Gender Equality.





Intesa Sanpaolo

Intesa Sanpaolo is one of the top banking groups in Europe and is the leader in Italy in all business areas (retail, corporate, and wealth management) with 12.3 million customers and approximately 4,700 branches well distributed throughout the country. The Group wants to be a responsible financial intermediary that generates collective value knowing that innovation, development of new products and services and corporate responsibility can contribute to reducing the impact on society of phenomena such as climate change and social inequality. In the new 2018-2021 Business Plan a sound and sustainable creation and distribution of value remains a priority, combined with a high level of capitalization and a reduction in risk profile, focusing on innovation and people as enabling factors. The Plan confirms the role of Intesa Sanpaolo as a real economy Bank and seeks to generate sustainable profitability to create value for all stakeholders.







Ge.Fi Spa

Ge.Fi. Spa is a service company that operates on the global market to encourage the growth of artisans and small enterprises. It researches, selects and promotes enterprises that produce authentic, original and high-quality products. The company works primarily with organisations whose concept of work and economics is people-focused.  These enterprises are firmly rooted in their local area, conveying their historical traditions using natural methods to process raw materials. Ge.Fi. Spa organises, since 1996, Artigiano in Fiera, the most important business to consumer event in the world, dedicated to artisans and small enterprises; launched Artimondo, the European online shop selling high-quality artisan products, operating in five languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish and German); coordinates International promotional activities launched in China.








Marco Bartolomei

Marco Bartolomei has more than 25 years of experience in finance and entrepreneurship. He is founder, president and main shareholder of 8a+ Investimenti SGR S.p.A, a Varese based asset management company. He is also owner of Misani S.p.A, an historical Italian jewelry brand, founded in 1965 and distributed in Europe and US.  His business success is coupled with important contributions to the community and in particular in the field of primary and secondary education as president of the Fondazione Sant’Agostino.


Michele Carpinelli

Michele Carpinelli has a degree in Economy and a degree in Law from Università La Sapienza (Rome). He is part of the Association of Certified Accountants, Albo Avvocati (the italian equivalent of The Law Society), Register of Accounting Auditors and Albo Patrocinanti in Cassazione. He works at Studio Chiomenti, where he started his collaboration in 1971 and is Associate since 1979. He has been Director and Major of several banks and limited companies. Currently is part of the Advisory Board of Deutsche Bank and president of the Audit Committee of Fondazione Centro Studi Enel (Foundation of the Enel Group).

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