Do Italy’s new non-financial reporting regulations have your business coming up with more questions than answers? Last month, 60 participants from 38 registered companies attended Lundquist’s “Nel Labirinto della Sostenibilità” (In the Sustainability Labyrinth) event at TIMSpace, under the patronage of Oscar di Bilancio, to learn innovative ways to tackle sustainability reporting and stakeholder engagement more broadly. With the help of our sponsors, Euroland and Siteimprove Europe, we discussed how companies can go above and beyond compliance with the new laws (read our blog post on how the decree is changing the Italian sustainability scenario – in Italian).
Joakim Lundquist, our very own CEO, introduced the event by discussing key themes for optimal sustainability campaigns, such as individuality, proactivity and dialogue with stakeholders. The EU directive on non-financial reporting does not need to be a hurdle— James Osborne, Head of Sustainability at Lundquist, and Roberto Randazzo, a partner at law firm R&P Legal, showed how additional reporting can force businesses to look inward to make sustainability an asset as they connected non-financial reporting to transparency and risk management, respectively.
Four of sustainability’s best practitioners (TIM, Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (Opentreno), Juventus and SACE) followed up by describing how they formulated their strategies. James Osborne interviewed:
Alessandra Cantù, Sustainability Reporting, Monitoring & Relationship at TIM, and Lorenzo Radice, Head of Sustainability at Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, Claudio Albanese, Head of Communications and External Relations at Juventus FC, and Paolo Cerino, Director of CSV & Education To Export at SACE Group.
We finished up the event with ten guiding recommendations from members of our sustainability team, Marcella Semenza Paolo Cominetti and Vittoria Ghirlanda.
Find out what we got up to in more detail here.