MESSAGE FROM THE RECTOR AND THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
Bocconi University was founded in 1902 as a gift to society, and our community’s fundamental values of independence, meritocracy, integrity, respect, open-mindedness, pluralism and social responsibility continue to guide and inspire us in our daily actions and in our plans for a longterm, sustainable Bocconi.
Our history and identity enable us to act as a catalyst for sustainable change, by creating and disseminating knowledge, supporting social mobility and continuously focusing on diversity and inclusion.
This report contains and provides a comprehensive overview of the many stages, initiatives and commitments undertaken by the University in the areas of sustainability linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Reporting Initiative standards. It also enters the broader debate in course in the European Union on the Green Deal, aimed at turning environmental challenges into opportunities in all sectors, as part of a just and inclusive transition for everyone.
In the coming pages, you will see that we have narrowed down our contribution to three major sustainability challenges, which we are all called upon to address:
- Empower: Inspiring future agents of sustainable change
- Embrace: Continuing to develop a sustainable Bocconi
- Engage: Being key players in sustainability challenges
We are confident that the concrete commitment in these areas made by our community of students, faculty, staff and alumni will be instrumental in the development of a more sustainable society, one that is able to ensure a bright future for the generations to come. We hope you enjoy our report!
Gianmario Verona Rector Riccardo Taranto Managing Director