The city of Turin will host, from May 31 to June 4, 2022, the International Festival of Economics.

Selected out of more than twenty applications from as many Italian cities by the creators of the initiative, Editori Laterza, the scientific director prof. Tito Boeri and the coordinator of the Editorial Committee prof. Innocenzo Cipolletta, Turin has capitalized on its recognized ability to network and mobilize the broad ecosystem of local actors (Regione PiemonteCittà di Torino, Compagnia di San Paolo FoundationFondazione Cassa di Risparmio di TorinoUniversità degli Studi e Politecnico di TorinoFondazione Collegio Carlo AlbertoTorino Chamber of CommerceUnioncamere PiemonteUnione Industriali Torino, gathered in the Torino Local Committee –  TOLC) to attract an event of international resonance.

For our territory, this is an important opportunity that will generate a direct and lasting impact not only at the socio-economic level but also at the cultural level, because it is part of a framework of major events that will see Torino catalyze in the coming months and years growing attention from the public and the media.

Torino Social Impact actively contributes to the Festival’s Participatory Program with 2 events:

FINANCE THAT IS GOOD FOR SOCIAL ECONOMY, organized by Torino Social Impact.

June 2, 2022
2:30 pm. Piazza Carlo Alberto

The great changes of our time call for innovative responses, and the social economy is set to play an increasingly important role in proposing new models of sustainable and fair development. This awareness is at the basis of many stories of a new finance that is necessary, innovative and inclusive, capable of enhancing the positive changes generated on the environment and on our societies. An example of this is the Social Impact Exchange, a project created with the aim of building a capital market dedicated to companies that intentionally, additionally and measurably achieve a positive social impact. The aim of the event is to tell this and other stories of impact finance that can be the engine for growth in the social economy.

Speakers:

  • Davide Dal Maso, Vice President of the Social Impact Finance Promotion Committee and Partner of Avanzi Sostenibilità per Azioni
  • Elena Casolari, Managing Director of OPES ITALIA Sicaf EuVECA
  • Andrea Limone, President Permicro Spa
  • Nadia Lambiase, CEO Mercato Circolare

Moderator: Francesco Antonioli, Director Mondo Economico

NEW SOCIAL ECONOMY AND INNOVATION POLICY, by Torino Social Impact

June 2, 2022
4:30 pm. Museo Egizio

The necessary integration between environmental transition and social cohesion can be achieved by fostering a new generation of technological and innovative companies that are able to combine positive social impacts with profitability, retaining the value created in places and communities.

Speakers:

  • Dan Breznitz, University of Toronto
  • Karel Vanderpoorten, European Commission
  • Priscilla Boiardi, Policy Analyst – Private Finance for Sustainable Development, OECD
  • Bianca Polidoro, Senior Policy and EU Partnerships Manager, EVPA
  • Mario Calderini, Politecnico Milano, Torino Social Impact