Italy, Using Business As A Force For Good

December 06, 2016 | Kyle Fraser
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Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi will now step down, after Sunday’s referendum rejection. The majority of Italy caste their “NO” ballots – to the constitutional reform that he proposed in an effort to make way for change by long overdue adaptations to the country’s constitution.

Much to the contrary of this referendum, Innate Motion is proud to witness how the Benefit Corporations movement is growing in Italy! In times when trust in Government and institutions is low, we believe that contributing to BCorps – the businesses solving the biggest issues for future generations – is a worthy investment. Our hope as Italian citizens (and those of the world) rests on the future-fit-entrepreneurs!

On December 1st, the Italian B Corps gathered in Milan to share the meaning behind this business choice; to create new alliances and to imagine the effect they will have on a brighter future for all. Italy is the first sovereign State in the world having passed a law that introduced in the judicial system the Benefit Corporations. In the United States, the B Corps law entered has only been passed in 33 states and Italy is also the European State (together with Holland) with the highest number of B Corps!

We encourage all readers from businesses around the world to explore the BCorp movement – if you’re not already a member find out more here.

If you are already part of a BCorp, encourage your business to participate in the inclusion challenge like us. Set goals and improve on 3 or more inclusion metrics in the B Impact Assessment over the next 12 months!

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Sara Schivazappa

After humanistic degrees in foreign languages and literatures as well as anthropology, Sara attained a Masters in Communication Analysis and Management. She first joined the United Nations, working in the press offices in Kosovo, Ghana and New York, and then entered the world of marketing and research at Unilever, followed by a move to Innate Motion in 2008.

Sara is a bright and empathetic researcher, appreciated for her ability to understand people in depth and create interesting perspectives. She conducts international research all around the world, applying her human understanding and writing about it using her communication background. These cultural studies are in fact sparks to write articles on societal and cultural issues for the Innate Motion website and online editorial agents.

Sara is an environmentalist and also works for the Italian National Authority for Animal Protection (ENPA) by enabling communication activities aimed at raising awareness around respect for animals.