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Assicurazioni Generali join forces with the UN to achieve the SDGs

NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 21 – An interview for “Voices from the Glass Palace”, the podcast of the Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN, was the opportunity for Lucia Silva, Head of Sustainability and Social Responsibility of Assicurazioni Generali since 2015, to explain why today the international insurance group, founded in Italy in 1831, is among the leading actors of the Global Compact Network Italy, the national branch of the UN Global Compact.

Silva underlined the commitment of Generali to implement the principles of the Global Pact, which encourages companies around the world to adopt sustainable policies, respect corporate social responsibility and make public the results of actions taken. The Global Compact is gathering more than 15,000 companies worldwide, among which over 400 are from Italy.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Objectives (the so-called Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs) dominate the new course undertaken by Generali, built on several recent initiatives directed to a “responsible” business growth. “Generali wants to leverage its role as a responsible insurer to encourage virtuous behaviours in mitigation and adaptation to climate change,” explained Lucia Silva.

Among the topics discussed during the episode of the podcast, was the role of Generali as a sustainable investor – thanks to its “sustainable finance” and “green” bonds – and the agenda of “The Human Safety Net” Foundation, which aims to unlock the potential of people living in vulnerable circumstances so that they can transform the lives of their families and communities. The podcast also mentioned the European launch of the United Nations Human Development Report (UNDP) of last October, which took place right at The Human Safety Net headquarters in Venice in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The episode, included in the series “CommITted Enterprises”, is part of a campaign to promote Italian companies committed to sustainable innovation at the UN, and their good practices. The episode is available here. (@OnuItalia)

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