Alessandra is the President of the Sustainability Committee.
She has been the Managing Director of ETICA SGR, a pioneer Milan-based asset management company exclusively focused on sustainable finance, for over 10 years, supervising, among others, the development of the proprietary ESG risk assessment framework.
She has also held the position of President of the Milan-based Forum for Sustainable Finance. In 2016 she received the international Award “Women Sustainability”, which is dedicated to female professionals who have distinguished themselves in the field of sustainable finance. Currently, she is the scientific coordinator and professor in the Master’s programme “Finance: Instruments, Markets and Sustainability” of the Università Cattolica di Milano and she collaborates with the Education Area of the Alta Scuola Impresa e Società (ALTIS). Over the course of her career, she contributed both as author and editor to the following publications in the field of sustainable finance:
- Manuale di Finanza sostenibile e responsabile per consulenti e risparmiatori (2018);
- Finanza sostenibile per investitori cattolici (2020).
Gherardo is the Chief Investment Officer and member of IMPact’s Sustainability Committee.
Since 1991, he has worked as investment manager, adopting an investment management style capable of combining fundamental analysis with the exclusion of specific controversial activities, with a particular attention to corporate involvement in tobacco, gambling and weapons.
IMPact’s Exclusion Policy has been inspired by Gherardo’s approach to sustainable finance, formalising the exclusion criteria that Gherardo has applied in his investment management approach for over 20 years.During his experience in the Azimut Group, Gherardo also contributed to launching and then managing Azimut’s Sustainable Equity Trend fund.
Gherardo has been regularly invited as guest speaker to deliver lectures in master’s programmes focused on sustainable finance.
Dario is the Head of Sustainability and member of IMPact’s Sustainability Committee.
Dario has worked in Paris as Policy Analyst at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in the Trade and Agriculture Directorate. During his experience at the OECD, he contributed to drafting reports on global value chains for environmental goods and services and on trade and investment policies encouraging the large-scale deployment of clean technologies. He has also contributed to writing the chapters on Italy, Spain, Chile and Colombia of the 2018 OECD’s Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels.
Once returned to Milan, he has worked as Business Development Analyst for a strategy advisory firm specialised in venture philanthropy and impact investing.
Before joining IMPact’s team, Dario worked as Sustainability Risk Analyst for the ESG rating agency Vigeo Eiris, specialising on ESG risks of listed issuers for the infrastructure and real estate sectors.
Dario is also one of the authors of the chapter on corporate philanthropy of the book Filantropia – Attori, Caratteristiche e Prospettive in Italia (2019).