In his 2018 annual letter to Standard & Poor’s 500 CEOs, Larry Fink CEO of BlackRock (the world’s largest asset owner), made a compelling case for sustainable value creation and corporate purpose:

“Society is demanding that companies, both public and private, serve a social purpose. To prosper over time, every company must not only deliver financial performance, but also show how it makes a positive contribution to society.”

Interestingly, few months earlier Apple CEO Tim Cook used a remarkably similar language about the role of business in society. Aimed at discussing the urgent need for public and private organizations to align corporate purpose with sustainable strategy the objective of this Conference is to engage business organizations, investors, policymakers, NGOs, professional bodies, consultants, and academics in conversations around creating long-term value through integrated management of economic, environmental, social and governance factors.

Make Integrated Thinking happen is the series of annual conferences previously held in Rome (2016) and New York (2017) with the aim to further discuss how Responsible Leaders @ Purposeful Organizations™ endeavour to connect values and value through the implementation of inclusive business models and sustainable strategy fully endorsed by the Board of Directors.

The story of why and how value creation is pursued, achieved, and sustained is important, not only for company executives who are responsible for the successful stewardship of the business – but also for wider stakeholders.

The motivation, integrity and significance of the value creation story is essential to building trust in organizations. For these reasons the conference will continue to explore integrated thinking, management, and reporting, and will discuss the role of impact evaluation and measurement as managerial and social innovations designed to support boards and executives in fulfilling their aspiration of building prosperous businesses and societies also through the contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Conference Chairs

Cristiano Busco (LUISS University and Roehampton Business School) | Sabina Ratti (FEEM and UN-SDSN Italia) | Angelo Riccaboni (University of Siena and PRIMA)

Conference Organizing Committee

Maria Federica Izzo (LUISS University) | Fabrizio Granà (LUISS University) | Francesca Di Donato (LUISS University)
Andjela Pavlovic (LUISS University) | Giulia Achilli (LUISS University)
Irma Malafronte (Roehampton Business School) | Paolo Taticchi (Imperial College London)

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In collaboration with






keynote Luigi Ferraris CEO | Terna
guest Stefania Bariatti President | Monte dei Paschi di Siena
keynote Claudia Cattani President | Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
keynote Luisa Todini President | Todini Costruzioni
keynote Giovanni Lo Storto General Manager | LUISS University
keynote Gianni Riotta Columnist | “La Stampa” & Coordinator | Master Macom, LUISS
keynote Edoardo Reviglio Chief Economist | Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
keynote Matthieu David Head of Italian branch | Candriam Investors Group
keynote Massimo Contrafatto Professor | University of Bergamo
keynote Livia Piermattei Managing Partner | Methodos, The Change Management Company & Member of the Scientific Committee | NedCommunity
keynote Federico Barnabé Professor | University of Siena
keynote Elena Giovannoni Professor | Royal Holloway University of London
keynote Antonino Turicchi Board Member | LEONARDO/MPS
keynote Andrea Viganò Country Head | BlackRock
keynote Paola De Bernardi Assistant Professor of Management Accounting and Control | University of Turin
keynote Roberto Mannozzi Manager FS Italiane & Presidend ANDAF
keynote Andrea Di Segni Managing Director | Morrow Sodali
keynote Raffaella Bordogna Sustainability Planning and Reporting | ‎ENI
keynote Alessandro Zattoni Full professor of Strategy and Dean of the Business and Management Department | LUISS
keynote Manuel Liotta Head of Group Sustainability & ESG | Leonardo
keynote Sabrina Florio President | Anima per il Sociale
keynote Rossana Revello President | Tech Group CSR
keynote Elena Bonanni Chief Editor | TopLegal & Coordinator | Integrated Governance Index
keynote Luca Testoni Editor in Chief | ETicaNews & Coordinator | Integrated Governance Index
keynote Nola Richards Group Integrated Reporting Manager | Barclays
keynote Baruch Lev Professor of Accounting and Finance | New York University Stern Business School
keynote Aldo Ravazzi Douvan Senior Economist | Italian Ministry for the Environment
keynote Marianne De Bie Senior advisor Corporate Affairs | Royal Schiphol Group
keynote Fay Hoosain Senior Vice President Governance, Compliance and Ethics | Sasol
keynote Maurizio Zollo Dean’s Chaired Professor in Strategy and Sustainability at the Management and Technology department | Bocconi University
keynote Cristiano Busco Professor of Accounting and Integrated Reporting | LUISS & Roehampton
guest Michele Perrino President & CEO | Medtronic Italia S.p.A
guest Lorenza Barsanti CSR Manager | Snam
keynote Raffaella Luglini Chief Stakeholder Officer | Leonardo
keynote Maria Giuseppina Bruna Head of CSR | Ipag Business School
guest Patrizia Giangualano Independent Advisor of Governance, Risk, Control and Remuneration, Supervisory Board | UBI Banca
guest Sabrina Bruno Board Member | SNAM
guest Philippe Peuch-Lestrade Strategic Senior Executive | IIRC
keynote Loughlin Hickey Senior Adviser | A Blueprint for Better Business
keynote Angelo Riccaboni Full Professor, Department of Business and Law | University of Siena | Fundación PRIMA
guest Leigh Roberts CEO | Integrated Reporting Committee of South Africa
keynote Alessandro Lai Full Professor | Department of Business Administration | University of Verona
keynote Stefano Pareglio Associate Professor | Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore & FEEM
keynote Massimo Romano Head of Group Integrated Reporting | Generali Group
keynote Sabina Ratti Executive Director | FEEM
keynote Enrico Giovannini Spokesperson | ASVIS
keynote Jeffrey Unerman Chair of Accounting and Corporate Accountability, Professor | Royal Holloway University of London
guest Maria Serena Chiucchi Full Professor | Università Politecnica delle Marche
guest Charl De Villiers Professor of Accounting, Graduate School of Management | The University of Auckland
keynote Robert Scapens Professor of Accounting, Emeritus Professor | Alliance Manchester Business School
guest Thomas Roundell Greene Associate Director, Global Sustainability | JLL
guest Tjeerd Krumpelman Head of Business Advisory, Reporting & Stakeholder Management | ABN Amro
keynote Chiara Mio Full Professor | Ca Foscari University, Venice & President | Presidente di Crédit Agricole FriulAdria (Gruppo Bancario Crédit Agricole Italia)
keynote Neil Stevenson Managing Director | IIRC
keynote Angelo Stavro Vittorio Zambrini Director of Quality, Innovation, Safety and Environment | Granarolo
keynote Andrea Abodi President | Credito Sportivo
keynote Giovanni Teodorani Fabbri General Manager | Fater
keynote Francesca Palamidessi Senior Coordinator Corporate and Stakeholders Engagement | Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
keynote Alessio Rossi President | Young Entrepreneurs Confindustria
keynote Rossana Ravello President | Tech Group CSR
keynote Paola Tagliavini Professor | Bocconi University
keynote Stefania Petruccioli Board Member | Delonghi, Interpump, RCS
keynote Peter Spence CIMA-AICPA
keynote Paolo Cuccia President | Gambero Rosso
keynote Giuseppe Zammarchi Head of Group Sustainability and Foundations | UniCredit
keynote Paolo Astaldi Chairman | Astaldi SpA
keynote Angela Ciavarella Senior Economist | CONSOB
keynote Sara Lovisolo Group Sustainability Manager | London Stock Exchange Group
keynote Rosanna Fusco Vice President Environment | Eni
keynote Rosa Prati Responsible QA ed R&S | Caviro Distillerie s.r.l.
keynote Mariapia Garavaglia President | Roche Foundation
keynote Roberto Ciati Scientific Relations & Sustainability Director | Barilla
keynote Paolo Bersani Partner | PwC
keynote Massimiliano Boccardelli Responsible for Industrial and Production Policy, Parliamentary Relations and Lobby | Federalimentare
keynote Marco Maffei Partner | KPMG
keynote Luca Morandi Senior Investment Manager | Indaco Venture Partners
keynote Giuseppe Catalano Secretary of the Board of Directors | Generali
keynote Giovanni Milani Executive Vice President Health Safety Environment Quality | Eni
keynote Giovanni Fiori Professor | LUISS University
keynote Gioia Ghezzi President | FS Italiane
keynote Cristina Finocchi Mahne Co-Chair | WCD Foundation Italy & Board Member | Elica; Italiaonline; Banco Desio
keynote Caroline Kaeb Senior Fellow | The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
keynote Antonella Portalupi Vice President | Manageritalia
keynote Jean-Yves Art Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships | Microsoft
keynote Alessandra Ricci CEO | Simest
keynote Eleonora Pessina Sustainability Officer | Pirelli


The conference is in English but simultaneous translation in Italian is offered through the event
28 May, 2018

Arrival, Registration and Coffee 09:00 am

10:30 - 11:40
Aula 200

What Integrated Thinking means for us

Chair Prof. C. Mio > Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy | F. Hoosain > Sasol | M. de Bie > Schiphol Airport | T. Roundell Greene > JLL | E. Pessina > Pirelli – TBC | Giuseppe Zammarchi > Unicredit | Jean-Yves Art > Microsoft
28 May, 2018

Make Integrated Thinking Happen

12:00 - 13:00
Aula 200

Understanding Integrated Thinking as it happens: opportunities for research

Chair Prof. R. Scapens > Alliance Manchester Business School, UK | Prof. C. De Villiers > The University of Auckland, New Zealand | Prof. S. Chiucchi > University of Ancona-Marche, Italy | Prof. F. Barnabè > University of Siena, Italy | Prof. M. Contrafatto > University of Bergamo, Italy | Prof. J. Unerman > Royal ...
28 May, 2018

Lunch buffet

14:05 - 14:20
Aula 200

Opening Talk

Prof E. Giovannini > ASVIS, Italy and University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
15:40 - 16:30
Aula 200

Sustainable Value Chain: a focus on food

Round table with Chair Prof. A. Riccaboni > PRIMA and UNISI | R. Ciati > Barilla | Angelo Stavro Vittorio Zambrini > Granarolo SpA | M. Boccardelli > Federalimentare | Luca Morandi > Indaco Venture Partners | Paola De Bernardi > University of Turin, Italy | Rosa Prati > CAVIRO Distillerie s.r.l. – TBC
28 May, 2018

Coffee break

17:20 - 18:15
Aula 200

Practitioners’ view

Chair Prof. A. Lai > University of Verona, Italy | M. Romano > Generali | N. Richard > Barclays SA | L. Roberts > Integrated Reporting Committee, South Africa | N. Stevenson > IIRC | Tjeerd Krumpelman > ABN Amro | Sara Lovisolo > London Stock Exchange Group | Raffaella Bordogna > Eni
28 May, 2018

Wine reception

29 May, 2018

Arrivals and Registration 8:45 am

09:15 - 09:30
Aula 200

Opening remarks

A. Riccaboni > University of Siena, Italy
29 May, 2018

Aligning Corporate Purpose with Sustainable Strategy | 1st part

10:10 - 11:00
Aula 200

Investors perspectives

Chair L. Testoni > ETicaNews e Coordinator Integrated Governance Index | M. David > CEO Candriam ITALIA  | L. Morandi > Indaco Venture Partners | Andrea Viganò > BlackRock | Andrea Di Segni > Morrow Sodali | G. Forte > Invitalia | E. Reviglio > Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
29 May, 2018

Coffee break

29 May, 2018

Aligning corporate purpose with sustainable strategy | 2nd part

11:20 - 12:00
Aula 200

Regulators perspectives

Chair E. Bonanni > Chief Editor TopLegal e coordinator Integrated Governance Index | A. Ciavarella > CONSOB | L. Roberts > Integrated Reporting Committee, South Africa | P. Peuch-Lestrade > IIRC, London | A representative from > Borsa Italiana London Stock Exchange – TBC | F. Palamidessi > GRI
12:00 - 13:00
Aula 200

Integrated Thinking: A new leadership model for Board Members

Organized in collaboration with Nedcommunity Chair L. Piermattei > Managing Partner Methodos and Scientific Committee Nedcommunity | C. Mio > President Crédit Agricole FriulAdria (Gruppo Bancario Crédit Agricole Italia) | S. Bruno > Board Member SNAM | A. Turicchi > Board Member LEONARDO/MPS | P. Giangualano > Board Member UBI Banca | ...
29 May, 2018

Networking and lunch buffet

29 May, 2018

Aligning Corporate Purpose with Sustainable Strategy | 3rd part

14:30 - 15:20
Aula 200

Make Integrated Thinking Happen: “our journey” (First part)

A TEDx type talk Chair Charl De Villiers > The University of Auckland, New Zealand with R. Luglini > Leonardo | M. Liotta > Leonardo | L. Barsanti > SNAM | T. Roundell Greene > JLL | M. Perrino > Medtronic Italia | N. Richards > Barclays SA
29 May, 2018

Confindustria Manifesto of Corporate Social Responsability – Towards Agenda 2030

29 May, 2018

Coffee break

17:30 - 18:00
Aula 200

The view of Leaders

Moderator C. Busco, Professor LUISS, Italy and Roehampton, UK | Cattani > President RFI | L. Todini > President Todini Costruzioni e Comitato Leonardo | L. Ferraris > CEO Terna | A. Rossi > President Young Entrepreneur Confindustria | A. Ricci > CEO Simest | M. Garavaglia > President Roche Foundation 
29 May, 2018

Wine reception

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