ESGeneration Italy

ESGeneration Italy is a project promoted by teh Italian Stock Exchange (Borsa Italiana), the Italian Banking, Insurance and Finance Federation (FeBAF) and the Italian Sustainable Investment Forum. It has been launched in October 2021 during a webinar part of initiatives related to COP26.

The initiative aims to consolidate Italy’s active role in sustainable global finance, supporting the international positioning of the SRI community and contributing to the dissemination of the culture of sustainability through the sharing of analyses and best practices. ESGeneration Italy is part of the International Network of Financial Centers for Sustainability (FC4S).

For more information please visit the official website of the initiative by clicking here.

The video of the ESGeneration Italy launch event, entitled “Financing the just transition: from commitment to action”, is available here.

Education and training

The Italian Sustainable Investment Forum collaborates with universities and training institutions through lectures and classroom speeches.

Ongoing collaborations:

ALTIS (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)
24ORE Business School
Fenice Green Energy Park
Bologna Business School
H-Farm College
Scuola di Alta Formazione per la Transizione Ecologica
MIP Politecnico di Milano

Investi Responsabilmente

The website Investi Responsabilmente was launched by the Italian Sustainable Investment Forum in 2013, with the aim of becoming a point of reference for retail investors and financial advisors who want to deepen their knowledge of sustainable and responsible investment.

The website, in Italian, collects information and education contents, including a Glossary with the keywords of sustainable finance, and a Blog that explains the latest news and developments on finance and social responsibility.

Sustainable and Responsible Investment Weeks

Sustainable and Responsible Investment Week (SRI Week) is an initiative launched by the Forum for Sustainable Finance in 2012, based on a format already consolidated in other European countries such as France and England. The initiative in a few years has become the most important event in Italy on sustainable finance. It is organized and coordinated by ItaSIF in collaboration with members and other subjects who share the mission of the Association.

SRI Week consists of a series of events and conferences, aimed at promoting and spreading the practice of SRI (Sustainable and Responsible Investment). The initiative is sponsored by the Ministry of Ecological Transition, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Ministry of Economic Development. In 2022, the event has become plural, with the name of SRI Weeks.

For more information, please visit the area dedicated to the initiative on the website.


Italian Academy for Sustainable Finance

Since 2015, Italian Sustainable Investment Forum has coordinated the Italian Academy for Sustainable Finance, a network of professors and scholars working on sustainable investment and corporate social responsibility.

ItaSIF facilitates the exchange of information and the sharing of research results. Every year the Association promotes an event dedicated to the university sector within the SRI Weeks.

The network is open to new members, please contact ItaSIF secretariat for more information:

Universities, institutes and research centres part of the network:

·         ALTIS – Alta Scuola Impresa e Società (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)

·         Bologna Business School (Alma Mater Studiorum University di Bologna)

·         European Institute on Economics and the Environment

·         Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

·         LUISS Guido Carli

·         Politecnico di Milano

·         Università Bocconi

·         Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

·         Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

·         Università degli Studi “G.d’Annunzio” Chieti – Pescara

·         Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro

·         Università degli Studi di Bergamo

·         Università degli Studi di Bergamo

·         Università degli Studi di Brescia

·         Università degli Studi di Genova

·         Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca

·         Università degli Studi di Milano Statale

·         Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

·         Università degli Studi di Padova

·         Università degli Studi di Parma

·         Università degli Studi di Pavia

·         Università degli Studi di Perugia

·         Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”

·         Università degli Studi di Torino

·         Università di Pisa

·         Università di Trento

·         Università LUM Jean Monnet


Cantieri ViceVersa
Financial Networks for the Third Sector

Cantieri ViceVersa is promoted by the National Forum of the Third Sector in collaboration with Italian Sustainable Investment Forum.

The project was born in 2019 with the aim of facilitating dialogue, comparison and mutual knowledge between Third Sector Entities (ETS) and financial operators and of analyzing the tools of sustainable finance, in order to respond to the Italian Third Sector needs.

After the first two editions divided into a series of meetings between the world of finance and the one of associations, voluntary organizations, social enterprises and social cooperatives and viceversa, the project has evolved and enriched.

In 2021, the “Cantieri ViceVersa Summer School” was launched: a three-days event with debates, interviews and workshops accompanied by the analysis of products and financial instruments for the Third Sector.

The fourth edition of the project continued in 2022 with a series of meetings involving financial operators and ETS. The Summer School took place from 6 to 8 July 2022, in the city of Parma. The program included four sessions, dedicated to four themes: credit, gift, insurance, equity. The proposals and results of the initiative were collected in a shared document. The report was presented at the project closing event on 21 November 2022, as part of the Sustainable and Responsible Investment Weeks (SRI weeks).

For more information about the project, please write to

SRI Seminars

The seminars of the Italian Sustainable Investment Forum (SRI Seminars) aim to open a space for discussion on relevant issues, including sessions dedicated to the debate with the public.