The event, organized in collaboration with Bocconi University, Unioncamere, and Alleanza Cooperative Italiane, will be held in Milan, in via Roentgen 1 (University of Bocconi). Professor Iaione, coordinator of LabGov, will attend the Exhibition and participate in a panel about Collective impact: collective intelligence as a tool for development.

The Fair has been confirmed as the most important event in Italy centered around corporate responsibility and social innovation. It is not only a meeting place for organizations’ leaders but also a time to bring together an attentive audience, that is interested in understanding the future of sustainability.Passion is the engine that leads companies to choose sustainability. It helps young people move towards training programs that focus on the values ​​of Corporate Social Responsibility, and pushes the consumer to reward organizations more accountable. Inspiration is an important factor because there can be no innovation or change without attention to values, and no cross-pollination between different worlds and spheres without excellent examples to refer to.

Three words characterize the edition 2015: sciences, openness, and sharing.

Sciences because, as always, the quality of content and the debate will be high and the Exhibition will combine theory and practice.

Opening because the trade fair helps to spread the principles and values ​​of CSR and to involve people who are not yet engaged with these issues.

Sharing because, in a rapidly changing society, it is increasingly necessary to network in all senses.

Here is the program of the event: Program – Salone CSR



Il 6 e il 7 ottobre avrà luogo a Milano, in via Roentgen 1 – Università Bocconi – la nuova Edizione del Salone della CSR e della Innovazione Sociale. All’evento, organizzato in collaborazione con l’Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Unioncamere e Alleanza Cooperative Italiane, parteciperà il Professor Fernando Christian Iaione, coordinatore di LabGov , nel Panel Collective impact: intelligenza collettiva al servizio del cambiamento.

Innovation and Territory, the CSR exhibition at LUISS

Innovation and Territory, the CSR exhibition at LUISS

SALONE-2014-LOGO-SFONDO-TRASPARENTEOn May the 6th, LUISS will host the second edition of the CSR and Social Innovation Exhibition in Rome, named “Passion and Inspiration: get ready for the future”.

It is the most important event in Italy dedicated to the development of the Corporate Social Responsibility, towards more and more innovative and sustainable scenarios.

This edition will promote a CSR dedicated to the needs of the territory, and some of the most important best practices regarding environmental and social innovation will be presented and analysed by companies, local authorities, social businesses and cooperatives.

Anima, Koinetica, LUISS and Next propose a program full of debates and meetings in which students and their ideas will be the leading actors.

In the afternoon, from 2.30 p.m. until 4 p.m., a seminar entitled “Territory, Sharing and Innovation: collaborative projects are increasing” will take place.
According to the program of the exhibition,
professor Christian Iaione, LabGov’s coordinator, Fabrizio Torella from Ferrovie dello Stato, Alessandro Radicchi from ONDS, and Maurizio Gubbiotti from Legambiente, after having talked about the project “Help Center” in the train stations and the various examples about public-private-civic partnerships which LabGov is carrying on in Italy, will also examine the co-design and the participation projects for the environmental sustainability of the territory. Certainly, the participant will have the opportunity to understand what has been made during this academic year at the LUISS Community Garden.

Rossella Sobrero, Koinetica’s president, will moderate the debate.

To obtain further informations and to consult the full and detailed program, please visit the following links:







Mercoledì 6 maggio la LUISS ospiterà la seconda edizione romana del Salone della CSR e dell’innovazione sociale, “Passione e ispirazione, prepararsi al futuro”.

L’edizione 2015 promuoverà una responsabilità sociale attenta alle esigenze e ai bisogni del territorio; verranno presentate alcune delle più importanti buone pratiche sul tema dell’innovazione ambientale e sociale.

Il programma (visionabile a questo link) prevede un seminario intitolato “Territorio, Condivisione, Innovazione: crescono i progetti collaborativi” cui parteciparanno, oltre al professor Christian Iaione – coordinatore di LabGov – anche Fabrizio Torella, Responsabile attività sociali Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, Alessandro Radicchi di ONDS, Osservatorio Nazionale sul Disagio e la Solidarietà nelle Stazioni Italiane e Maurizio Gubbiotti, Coordinatore Segreteria Nazionale, Responsabile Dipartimento Internazionale di Legambiente. Coordinerà il dibattito Rossella Sobrero, presidente di Koinetica.

L’appuntamento è fissato in aula 203, dalle 14.30 alle 16.


Responsibility, sustainability and social innovation: a challenge for the future.

Responsibility, sustainability and social innovation: a challenge for the future.

photoIn the wake of the event that took place on 4th of June 2014 at Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome “Responsabilità, sostenibilità e innovazione sociale: quale futuro? Il salone della CSR e responsabilità sociale” organized by NeXt Nuova Economia per Tutti, we seek to elaborate the node of social responsibility in light of the participants ‘perspective, including the author’s.

The aim of the workshop was to conceptualize the collaboration as a means to enhance the value of the business chain and to appraise the principles of corporate ethics and cooperative partnership, which stems from a bottom-up innovation.

Developing a network of cooperation and collaboration among citizens, enterprises and public administration (PA) is the first step for defining new roles in the civic society and to demarcate the power of active citizenship on the territory.

The issue of CRS (corporate social responsibility) is crucial and represents the core of the debate since the era of post-capitalism is demanding for a more inclusive growth and for a social enrichment, in light of the promotion of social quality as the new reference-index for business value.

Trustiness toward PA and enterprises is directly linked to CSR policies and the ability to instill a social profit within the framework of institutional debate, could enable the neural activation of the real centers of sustainability, namely cities and citizens.

The social renewal is path-dependent from collaborative processes and from the active sharing of competences and interests through practices of co-working and digital networking, which should bridge knowledge and information to the various poles of participation.

The new paradigm of sustainability shall be recalibrated under the umbrella of a welcoming ecosystem, which should streamline bureaucratic procedures in favor of new agile forms of sharing economy.

It is very important to create and foster communities, as well as to consider the importance of social ties among citizens and civic society as the direct incarnation of a collective assumption of responsibility. Empirical data are showing a growing attitude in developing and applying cooperative models of participation to social, cultural and economic processes. The bottom-up approach could in this sense represent the materialization of the identity of a given society.

The social exclusion is against the necessity to replicate a model of isomorphism at the level of enterprises; the perception is that we need to promote a value of adherence between the business processes, the functioning of the PA and the participation of stakeholders, including consumers: the lines of leadership and the relationships among relevant actors shall be arranged upon a comprehensive system of values that reflect social needs and sensations.

Building up a CSR innovation means to mirror the stakeholders’ interests in view of a pact of social collaboration and cooperative project management, to be intended in the broad sense of territorial inclusion.

Several companies are nowadays committed to an integrated CSR strategy and more importantly, is far more prominent the widespread tendency of investors to commit themselves to actions of social responsibility (SRI: social responsible investors).

Finally, the scope of CSR policies is to foster the creation of a shared value (CSV) and to pursue a new mode of understanding among different generations and civic roles. The virtue of partnership is the new reference for creating an added value, as a double-layered sword that could cut the inefficiencies of economy and society.

We are ready to change as representatives of both the world of the academia and enterprises, but a third pole for triangulation is necessary. In light of this necessity, our hope is to launch the challenge of responsibility to the institutional actors; a wind of change is already blowing.



Ferrero sweet CSR

Ferrero sweet CSR

palm iolFerrero decides to use sustainable palm oil, and save rainforests

Ferrero, Italian leading group in confectionery products, has recently signed the “Ferrero Palm Oil Charter” in which commit itself to strengthen the social responsibility of the Group in order to address the major causes of deforestation and create an optimal balance between the conservation of the environment, the protection of the local community and the continuation of the business.

Thanks to this manifesto Ferrero will be able to guarantee by the end of 2014 to achieving 100% traceable segregated, RSPO-certified palm oil, nearly one year ahead of the original schedule. The RSPO is the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oils an ONG that promotes the production and commercialization of certified sustainable palm oil.  Ferrero has been member of the RSPO since 2005.

The palm oil is a raw material very diffused in manufacturing industry. On the one hand Ferrero, that consumes 150.000 tons of palm oil, uses this oil for its organoleptic properties to avoid the use of hydrogenated fats very harmful for human wealth.  On the other hand the increasing use of this oil globally have significantly reduced the extension of rainforest and of animals that live there, like the tigers of Sumatra, in Indonesia. According to WWF has been more than 300 million hectares of rainforest that has been destroyed for leaving space to palm oil plantations.

In this respect two important point have to be highlighted in the Charter: the commitment to not use fire to clear land and to protect orang-utans and others endangered species by maintaining High Conservation Value areas. Theses aspects are very important and are linked with two important initiative worth to note: firstly the doc-movie “Green” made by an ordinary citizen trying to help protect the rainforest and all the life it holds. Secondly the report “Licence to kill” made by Greenpeace for documenting the use of fire in the peatsland for deforestation.