Working alongside the Italian school and academic system to accompany today's young people into tomorrow's world.
The "O-Fire" Observatory with Bicocca University to look at sustainability
The "O-Fire" Observatory was born thanks to the partnership with the Bicocca University of Milan and AIFI, the Italian Association of Private Equity, Venture Capital and Private Debt, with the need to create a scientific centre of reference for the development and strengthening of university research in the field of green finance, sustainable and responsible investments (Sri) and activities based on ESG factors (Environmental, social, governance).
In addition to outlining the characteristics and main trends, also in correlation with the European market, the Observatory will analyse their ability to finance environmental, social and governance activities, creating long-term value for investors.
"O-Fire" will also examine the current and potential contribution of sustainable investments to the achievement of climate and energy goals set at national and supranational level.
The Private Banking Observatory with LIUC - Cattaneo University
In 2014, together with LIUC - Università Cattaneo, we founded the first permanent Observatory on Private Banking in Italy with the aim of monitoring the sector and investigating important issues by offering an accurate snapshot of the private savings market.
As part of the Observatory, together with LIUC we have also created a proprietary index capable of determining the overall market trend and performance, constituting a valid and immediate analysis tool, a point of reference for the entire sector.
As part of these activities, the Observatory focuses its attention each year on individual issues such as the evolution of the bank's service and business model, international comparisons with other systems, the relationship between bank and entrepreneur and the criticality of the generational changeover.
University of Bologna: a master's degree to become a financial advisor
Starting in 2021, together with Bologna Business School, the international business school created by the University of Bologna, we have launched the Master in Wealth Management.
The course is dedicated to young graduates who want to enter the profession of Financial Advisor and aims to provide the specialist knowledge required for registration.
The content covered in the course will prepare students for the EFPA (European Financial Planning Association) certification exam, which represents an unprecedented opportunity in Italy for those wishing to enter the banking sector.
In the 2020 edition of "The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings", the University ranked first in Europe for its commitment to sustainable development, with reference to projects dedicated to social innovation and environmental responsibility.
Observatory on SME Governance - SDA Bocconi
Our commitment to supporting Italy's economic fabric is combined with academic collaboration with SDA Bocconi.
In this way we have created the first Observatory in Italy dedicated to the dissemination of best practices in governance for small and medium-sized enterprises in our country.
An ESG factor, that of governance, which is finding more and more space also among the interests of many investors.
Sustainable Investment Challenge: the crucial role of ESG investments
In order to offer innovative opportunities for knowledge and growth to young people, in 2020 and 2021 we organised two Investment Challenges, the last of which focused on sustainability, in collaboration with Reply and the MIP-Politecnico di Milano, with the aim of bringing young people closer to the world of sustainable investments.
More than 16,000 students from universities in 90 countries around the world took part in the initiative to develop the best asset management strategies in light of ESG factors.
CeTIF - Università Cattolica
Banca Generali is working alongside the Università Cattolica as part of CeTIF - Research Centre for Technology, Innovation and Financial Services in researching digital trends in the financial world.
During the last digital event "The evolution of Wealth Management: between Digital and Open Innovation", we shared the research carried out in the field of Digital Wealth Management and Open Banking strategies in the market through a report, the WealthTech Global View, and an index, the WealthTech Italian Index.