ASviS: Third Edition of Sustainable Development Festival Kicks Off

The event on environmental, economic and social sustainability themes will be back from 21 May to 6 June. Hundreds of events throughout the country to take stock of Italy’s position with respect to the 17 Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

The Sustainable Development Festival, the largest international sustainability event that takes place across Italy for a full 17 days, as many as the number of the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals signed by 193 countries in 2015, is back and will be involving businesses, civil society, institutions and citizens. Fight against climate change and energy transition, technological innovation and the future of labour, fight against poverty and inequalities, food health and security, education and lifelong training, international cooperation, infrastructure and sustainable mobility, inter-religious dialogue and the future of Europe, protection of the environment and economic development. The 2019 Festival will be addressing today’s and tomorrow’s great challenges for Italy that are at the centre of the cultural and political debate, involving citizens and, in particular, young people.

During the Festival, of which Unipol Gruppo is a partner and sponsor, hundreds of events (conferences, seminars, workshops, exhibitions, shows, sporting events, book presentations, documentaries, etc.) linked to the Sustainable Development Goals will be held across the country from 21 May to 6 June.

The Festival has become the national reference point for an increasingly open and inclusive debate on sustainable development issues, which are key for the present and future of our country, Europe and the whole world”, underlined the Chairman of ASviS, Pierluigi Stefanini. “The students’ ‘climate strikes’ have called decision makers to their responsibilities and obtained an impressive coverage in the media. Now, no one can turn a blind eye any longer. Now is time to make a change.

On 21 May, the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome will be hosting the international conference Per un’Europa campionessa mondiale di sviluppo sostenibile (Europe as world champion of sustainable development): Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Governor of the Bank of Italy Ignazio Visco, and international personalities will be taking part in the debate on the policies that the European Union should put in place after the elections. For Unipol Gruppo, Vittorio Verdone - Corporate Communications & Media Relations Director -  will be taking part in the round table “La finanza e i sistemi finanziari per lo sviluppo sostenibile (Finance and financial systems for sustainable development).