Sustainability and competitiveness: new technologies to measure economic, environmental and social performance

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Integrate sustainability into corporate values ​​and transform it into a competitive advantage. This is the objective to which the European Union aims with Directive 2014/95 / EU, implemented by Italy with Legislative Decree 254/16, which requires large companies of public interest (eg listed companies) to deposit, together with the budget, a non-financial statement to illustrate the actions taken in relation to the environment, personnel, social impact, human rights, and the fight against corruption.

The seminar organized by CRIT aims to contribute to the debate concerning the integration of sustainability within the corporate strategy, with a particular focus on the role that innovation and new technologies can play in real-time monitoring of operating flows and performance, and therefore improve the quality of managerial decisions by combining the need for competitiveness with respect for the principles of corporate social responsibility.

In particular, the seminar intends to address the use of innovative tools and methodologies to measure the sustainability of companies through economic, environmental and social performance indicators that can also be extended to the entire value chain.

The seminar is part of the activities of the European project NUCLEI of which CRIT is the coordinator, and which has among its objectives the creation of innovation clusters among the countries participating in the Interreg Central Europe program, in order to promote more effective international value chains , especially in the advanced manufacturing sectors.

The seminar will be moderated by Daniele Vacchi, Director of Corporate Communications of IMA Spa and vice-president of the Friends of the Museum of Industrial Heritage.

Before the seminar begins, guests can take part in a guided tour of the Museum of Industrial Heritage in Bologna.


14.00 Guided tour of the Museum of Industrial Heritage (optional)

14.45 Registration and welcome coffee

15.00 CRIT – Introduction to the day

15.10 Daniele Vacchi (IMA) – Sustainability as a strategy of innovation and governance for companies

15.20 Marco Caputo (BDO Italia) – Non-financial reporting to measure and communicate the value created

15.40 Elisa Petrini (Impronta Etica) – How to measure social impact

16.00 Gianmaurizio Cazzarolli (Tetra Pak) – Measure environmental performance and assess impacts along the value chain

16.20 Giacomo Scillia (CINECA) – Blockchain to support micro-investment for environmental sustainability

4.40 pm Federico Magalini (SOFIES) – Measuring sustainability in the consumer goods sector: case studies on industry leaders

17.10 Fabio Ferrari (ENERGY WAY) – Increasing process control through Big Data analysis – Case study HERA SpA

17.30 Round Table

18.00 Closing works and refreshments

Profile of the speakers

Daniele Vacchi – Corporate Communications Manager at IMA

Daniele Vacchi directs the Corporate Communications sector of the IMA Group, a world leader in the production of automatic machines for the processing and packaging of pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, tea, coffee and food. Since 2011 he is general secretary of E.R.-AMIAT, an association based in Belgium that represents the interests of the cluster of advanced mechanics and technologies related to automation.

Marco Caputo – Manager on Sustainable Innovation at BDO Italia

Marco Caputo has been involved in corporate responsibility and sustainability for about 20 years. BDO is one of the main international review and consulting networks in Italy and in the world, serving large international groups, national SMEs, private investors and public institutions. BDO is present in over 150 countries and has been present in Italy since 1965, where, as of 1 January 2017, it employs 700 professionals and operates in over 20 offices, an integrated and widespread structure that guarantees coverage of the national territory.

Elisa Petrini – Coordinator at Impronta Etica

Impronta Etica is a non-profit association for the promotion and development of corporate social responsibility (RSI), founded in 2001 by the will of some companies from Emilia-Romagna already committed on this front and witnesses of the attention of the cooperative world towards the theme of sustainable development and CSR. The association also aims to strengthen the Italian presence on the European scene: for this reason, in 2002 Impronta Etica became a partner of the European CSR Europe network.

Gaianmaurizio Cazzarolli – Site Manager at Tetra Pak Packaging Solutions

Tetra Pak Packaging Solutions spa is a company of the Tetra Laval group. Tetra Pak provides integrated solutions for processing, packaging, and distribution for food production and offers packaging machines for various packaging alternatives. Tetra Pak’s network of production facilities also supplies packaging material to over 8,800 machines worldwide.

Giacomo Scillia – Business Unit Manager – Industry and Public Sector at CINECA

Cineca is a non-profit Interuniversity Consortium formed by 70 Italian universities *, 8 National Research Institutes and the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research. Established in 1969, today Cineca is the largest computing center in Italy and one of the most important in the world, with offices in Bologna, Milan and Rome and over 700 employees.

Federico Magalini – Managing Director at SOFIES UK

SOFIES is a consulting company with offices in Switzerland, UK, France and India, specializing in the development of tools and methodologies for environmental sustainability, composed of a team of 30 consultants and a vast network of partners and experts. In particular, Sofies is an expert in the field of GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), international guidelines for the preparation of the Sustainability Report. This is an integrated model for reporting the three aspects of sustainability (economic, environmental and social) through performance indicators.

Fabio Ferrari – Founder and CEO at Energy Way

Energy Way is a Modena-based company that deals with the Data Management of industrial processes. It was founded in 2013 as an innovative Start Up in the energy sector and today has more than 20 engineers and analysts in its staff. Over the years, it has increasingly specialized in the development of advanced mathematical models for companies and Big Data management, through the development of optimization algorithms and forecasting models for process control and efficiency.

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