Panel on Sustainability: a report

Sostenibilità - 05 February 2024

The event was held on December 1, 2023

A Panel dedicated to Sustainability was the event that closed the Financial Communication & Investor Relations course (of the Master's Degree in Strategic Communication degree program) last December 1.

The Panel, which was held in English, highlighted the central role played by sustainability communication and the growing attention to these issues by investors, financial markets and Investor Relators. The lecturers discussed the relevance and criticality of the strategic and reporting processes that lie behind the preparation of the sustainability report, the role - still very uncertain - of ESG ratings, and the effect of reputational crises in sustainability on companies' ability to raise capital. It emerged that there is a growing need for specific training and professionalism on this topic, effectively integrating managerial, communication and sustainability skills geared toward "know how."

Experts from three important categories of stakeholders, IR-company, Borsa Italiana - Euronext and Investors, shared experiences, perspectives and approaches on ESG:

Elisabetta Cugnasca - Investor Relator, Interpump and IULM lecturer

Patrizia Celia - Head of Large Caps, Investment Vehicles & Market Intelligence and Lead of the Capital Markets Sustainable Finance Partnership Program - Equity primary market, Borsa Italiana - Euronext Group (Borsa Italiana is the sixth largest financial market in the world in terms of quality in ESG disclosure of Large Caps)

Angelo Meda - Head of Equity Investment and Portfolio manager & Responsible for ESG research, Banor (Banor is a leading asset management company, member of the Sustainable Finance Partnership Program of Borsa Italiana and included among the best green asset managers in Italy)

Francesca Rambaudi - Investor Relations & Sustainability Senior Director, Amplifon (company included in the MIB ESG Index of Borsa Italiana and in the Sustainability Yearbook of S&P Global, recipient of numerous international awards)