Mario La Torre
Mario La Torre is Full Professor in Banking and Finance at “La Sapienza” University of Rome, and Chair of the Center For Positive Finance. Among its main research areas are banking, financial intermediaries and financial markets, sustainable finance, impact finance, microcredit, audiovisual and art finance. Author of numerous publications, Mario La Torre is also editor of the international series Palgrave Studies in Impact Finance and author of the blog Good in Finance. He has held various institutional positions, including that of a member of the G8 Task Force on Social Impact Investments, advisor to the Minister for Culture, member of the Board of Directors of Cinecittà Holding. Currently, he is a member of the Board of the Italian National Agency for Microcredit.
Nicoletta Marinelli is an Assistant Professor of Financial Markets and Institutions at the Department of Economics and Law, University of Macerata – Italy, where she teaches Financial Risk Management and Financial Derivatives.
Her main academic interests are in the area of investors behaviour, from both the perspectives of individual as well as institutional investors. Individual investors have been studied with a privilege focus on their risk tolerance assessment and the related impact upon financial and insurance decisions. Institutional investors have been investigated as a broad category or individually defined types with a specific attention on their effect upon firm value.
Her previous research has also addressed the important issue of alternative investments (specifically, fine art). Recently, she has further developed this area of investigation by studying Social Impact Finance, with a specific focus on the contribution to portfolio diversification.
For a detailed curriculum vitae, please see the following link: http://docenti.unimc.it/nicoletta.marinelli
Maurizio Pompella (BSc, MSc, PhD) is a Full Professor of Financial Intermediaries Economics at the University of Siena, School of Economics and Management. Dean of the Economics and Banking Degree (from 2009 to 2014), he is currently Dean of the MSc in Economics and Management of Financial Intermediaries.
Visiting Professor and PhD Supervisor at LSU-NN, SibFU, and OMSU, Russian Federation, since 2014, Maurizio is also serving as an Adjunct Professor at Charles University in Prague (CZ), since 2012. Editor of the Palgrave Series on Risk and Insurance, Palgrave-Macmillan, since 2015, he has been book reviewer for the JRI, published by American Risk and Insurance Association, since 2003, and he is on the Editorial Board of a series of journals. Namely i- The Review of Business (St. John’s University New York, US), ii- the Vestnik of LSU (Nizhniy Novgorod, RF), iii- EKONOMIKA (Vilnius University, LT), and iv- Business, Management and Education (GTUV, LT). Maurizio has been teaching Banking, Finance, and Insurance at graduate and post-graduate level in Italy, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia, and China. His areas of expertise include Banking, Insurance Economics, Structured Finance and Insurance, Fintech and Blockchain, Alternative Risk Transfer.
Giuseppe Scellato is associate Professor at Politecnico di Torino, where he teaches corporate finance and economics and management of innovation. He is the President of the Business Incubator of Politecnico di Torino.
During 2015-2018 he has been the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management. Since 2017 he is a member of the board of the Future Urban Legacy Lab (FULL-Polito). Since 2008 he is research affiliate of the Bureau of Research in Innovation Complexity and Knowledge at Collegio Carlo Alberto.
His main research interests are in the area of economics and management of innovation, entrepreneurial finance, the economic analysis of intellectual property rights and the economics of science. His scientific publications have appeared in leading international journals, including Science, Nature, Journal of Corporate Finance, Research Policy, Journal of Banking and Finance. He has been the principal investigator of research projects funded by the European Commission, the European Patent Office, the EU Joint Research Center, the European Investment Bank, the National Bureau of Economic Research (USA). He has been member of expert groups and committees for the evaluation of public policies for research and innovation.
Barbara is the Professor for Entrepreneurship at Munich Business School. Her research focuses on the financing of social enterprises, impact and mission-related investing and impact assessment. Prior to joining MBS, Barbara was assistant professor for social investment at Hamburg University.
During her Ph.D. she has developed the Social Reporting Standard, guidelines for impact-oriented reporting. Other significant experiences include consulting for a social venture capital fund and projects for development cooperation agencies on social entrepreneurship. She was a Visiting Fellow at the Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy at NUS National University of Singapore and is a co-founder of the digital mentoring platform Volunteer Vision. Barbara was a member of the EU’s GECES subgroup on impact measurement in social enterprise and the Impact Measurement Working Group of the Social Impact Investment Task Force established by the G8. She serves on the board of Hylea Foods and is member of the investment committee at GLS Treuhand.
Barbara holds a Diplôme de Grande Ecole and MSc from the European School of Management where she studied International Business Administration in Paris, Oxford and Berlin and a PhD from Technical University Munich.
AnnaritaTrotta, PhD, is Full Professor of Banking and Finance at “University Magna Græcia” (UMG) of Catanzaro (Italy), where she currently teaches “Economics and Management of Financial Institutions and Markets”.
She holds a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Naples “Federico II” (Italy), where she was Assistant Professor of Banking (from 1995 to 2001). In 2001 she moved to the “Federico II” at UMG. She has taught several courses over the years, at both under graduate and graduate levels, including Banking, Financial Markets, Corporate Finance. She is a member of the Evaluation Unit of the LUM Jean Monnet University (Italy). She serves as a member of the editorial board and referee for many scientific journals.
Over her 25-year academic career, she has authored (or co-authored) more than 60 original scientific publications and 4 books. Her primary areas of research are: Social and sustainable finance; Impact Investing; Alternative finance and sustainability; Reputational risk and reputational crisis in the banking sector.
Currently, she is a research unit coordinator (2017-2020) of the Project “An Italian Platform for Impact Finance: financial models for social inclusion and sustainable welfare”, in collaboration with: Sapienza, University of Rome (Project Leader).
Marta de La Cuesta González
Full professor at the department of Applied Economy UNED ( Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia) Spain.
Main coordinator of the Master degree in Corporate social responsibility and Sustainability
Professor at PhD program on Economy and Business (UNED).
Led researches are mainly focused on Corporate Social Responsibility Performance and Reporting, Sustainable Finance (microfinance, social responsible investments, financial inclusion) and banking and finance. Researches published in books, conference proceedings, and academic journals such as Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics: a European Review, Journal of Consumer Policy, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management etc.
She has been Independent member at Banca cívica Board, Economic Affairs Vice chancellor (UNED) and President of Economist without borders.
Giuliana Birindelli is Professor of Financial Markets and Institutions at the Department of Management and Business Administration, “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy, where she teaches “Financial Markets and Institutions” and “Banking and Finance”. She obtained her PhD and her post-doctorate degree at the University of Pisa, Italy.
She is fellow of many academic associations and scientific research centres – also as a delegate from her University. She serves as member of the editorial board and referee for many scientific journals. She is also PhD committee member in “Business and Behavioral Sciences” at “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy.
Her main research interests are social and environmental performance in the banking sector, corporate governance of banks, Basel III, internal rating systems, operational risk and compliance risk. At present, she is member of the Board of Auditors of the Bank of Italy.
Carlo Bellavite Pellegrini
Carlo Bellavite Pellegrini (BSc Economics at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan, 1991; Ph.D. in Economics at the Bocconi University of Milan, 1996).
Since 2016 he is Full Professor of Corporate Finance, Faculty of Banking, Finance and Insurance Sciences, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan. November 2016 – September 2018 Member of the National Committee for the National Qualification of Associate and Full Professor of Banking and Finance. Since November 2017, he is Director of the Research Centre for studies in Applied Economics, Catholic University.
He is fellow of research centres and Scientific Societies.He was visiting scholar at the University Carlos III in Madrid-2008, the University Cergy-Pontoise in Paris-2011, the Cass Business School in London-2012-2019.
His main research interests include issues of Banking and Finance, Corporate Governance, Law and Finance, Law and Economics; microfinance issues, corporate finance and corporate histories of banks and industrial corporations.
For the full cv visit the following link: https://docenti.unicatt.it/ppd2/it/#/it/docenti/12556/carlo-bellavite-pellegrini/profilo
Leonardo Becchetti is full professor of Economics University of Rome Tor Vergata, Msc London School of Economics, PhD Oxford and Roma La Sapienza, Director of Master in International Cooperation and Development Economics in Tor Vergata. Author of around 450 research works (papers published in international or Italian journals and working papers).
His research topics are behavioral economics, happiness studies, corporate social responsibility, finance and development. He was ranked 63rd for number of journal pages published on scientific journals, top 0.93 percent author for last 10 year aggregate ranking and top 0.86 percent author for breadth of citations across fields in the world REPEC rankings (at March 2019). He chairs the ethical committee of Etica sgr the leading ethical investment asset management company in Italy. He is founder of Next a network of the main actors of the Italian civil society working on the field of corporate social responsibility, blogger of the main Italian newspaper (la Repubblica), editorialist of Avvenire, He has published several divulgative books on his research topics among which Wikieconomia (il Mulino), Sette passi per capire l’economia (Minimum Fax), Il denaro fa la felicità? (Laterza)
Marco J. Menichetti
Prof. Dr. Marco J. Menichetti is a full professor at the University of Liechtenstein since 2001. He holds the Chair in Business Administration, Banking and Financial Management at the Institute for Finance and the position of Academic Director for several study programs. Furthermore, he is active in accreditation agencies and was Project Coordinator of numerous Erasmus Mobility Projects. Marco‘s research and teaching expertise includes Asset Management, Corporate Finance, Exchange Rate Risk Management as well as Sustainable Finance. In these fields, he is a popular speaker on conferences and serves as a board member, as coach and consultant to various institutions.
Marco Spallone is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Chieti and Pescara, with teaching and research appointments at Luiss Guido Carli University and Temple University.
He is the Deputy Director of CASMEF (Arcelli Centre for Monetary and Financial Studies) at Luiss Guido Carli University.
He obtained a Ph.D. in Economics at NYU. He is in charge of several research projects in the field of banking, taxation, and regulated markets, both at national and international level.
He has several publication in economics, banking, finance and taxation in primary international academic journals, including Theory and Decision, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, European Journal of Law and Economics, North American Journal of Economics and Finance.
Francesca Romana Medda is a Full Professor of Applied Economics and Finance at the University College London (UCL). She is the Director of UCL Institute of Finance and Technology. The research and teaching in UCL Institute of Finance & Technology are focused mainly on three key areas of interest of Prof Medda and her group: digital finance, impact and sustainable finance and urban and infrastructure investments. Since 2012 she serves as economic adviser to the UK Ministry of Environment and Agriculture (Defra) and in 2014 at the Ministry of Finance (HM Treasury). She is Vice-President of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee. Her work is published in leading academic and practitioner journals. She has worked and works actively with the private and public sector including The European Investment Bank, The World Bank, UNESCO, UN-Habitat, WILLIS Re. She has hold several grants, two of which pertain to the application of complexity analysis in the real world, co-Investigator in the £6.2m EPSRC Programme Grant “Liveable Cities” and the £5.8m grant “New Business for Infrastructure Investments”.
PhD in Sustainability of the Organisations (2013) from the Universitat Jaume I, Spain. Currently, she works as Senior Lecturer at the Finance and Accounting Department of the University Jaume I, Spain.
Her current research interest is focused on corporate sustainability management, sustainable finance, sustainability assessment, ESG rating agencies and Circular Economy. She has published scientific papers in high-impact international academic journals and is involved in several externally funded research projects such as Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART) (2016-2020), funded by the EUs framework programme for research and innovation Horizon-2020. She is also a member of Sustainability of Organizations and Social responsibility Management-Financial Markets Research Group (SoGReS-MF Research Group) and Companies, Markets and Sustainability Research Group (Norway). Member of Daughters of Themis and IUDESP-UJI.
The results of her research have been presented in more than 50 forums and conferences, and are published in various national and international books and journals, including Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Sustainability, Review of Managerial Science, Journal of Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, Business Strategy and the Environment, Journal of Cleaner Production or Sustainable Development.
Gianfranco Antonio Vento is Full Professor of Banking and Finance at Regent’s University London and at Guglielmo Marconi University. He is currently Director of the Centre for Applied Finance and Banking of Regent’s University and former member of the Academic Senate. He was member of the board of directors and member of the board of statutory auditors of several financial intermediaries. Professor Vento has more than twenty years of experience in conducting consultancies, training courses and research in banking, banking regulation and microfinance. Before joining the academic career, he used to work in the Banking Supervision Department of the Bank of Italy.
Karen Wendt is the editor of the Sustainable Finance Series with Springer Science and Business Media, a series dealing with new concepts in Economy, Leadership, Investment, Finance, Strategy, Management, Exponential Tech, and Behavior. Karen is also a serial entrepreneur. Her mission is to merge economy and business with purpose and passion to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (#SDGs) using Choice Architecture and applying Theories of Change. She combines investment, strategy, ideation and mediation knowledge with investment and finance as well as network and movement building skills. She pioneered in the creation of the Equator Principles, the Gold Standard in investment banking for achieving human rights assessments and respect in business, de-risking assets from extra-financial risks and crafting a more integral approach towards decision making, opportunity recognition and positive impact creation.
The Equator Principles Institutions won the Financial Times Sustainability Award. Karens research interest is on impact investing and impact entrepreneurship as well as leadership evolution, theories of change and social stock exchanges. She is keynote speaker, advisor, facilitator, mediator and leadership coach.
Magdalena Ziolo is Associate Professor at University of Szczecin, Poland. Her research and teaching scope focus on finance, banking and sustainability. She has extensive experience gained in financial institutions. She has received scholarships from the Dekaban-Liddle Foundation (University of Glasgow, Scotland) and Impakt Asia Erasmus + (Ulan Bator, Mongolia). She is a Member of Polish Accreditation Commission, Member of the Financial Sciences Committee of PAS (the Polish Academy of Sciences), Member of the Advisory Scientific Committee of the Financial Ombudsman, Expert of the National Centre for Research and Development, Expert of the National Science Centre and the National Agency for Academic Exchange, Expert of the Accreditation Agency of Curacao. She was a member of State Quality Council, Kosovo Accreditation Agency and visiting professor of University of Prishtina (Kosovo). She is She is Principal Investigator in the research projects funded by National Science Center, Poland in the field sustainable finance. She is the author and editor of numerous books, mostly about financing sustainable development.
Riccardo De Lisa
Riccardo De Lisa is a full professor of Banking and Finance at the Cagliari University (IT). He researched and published several papers on financial regulation, banking crisis management and bank risk management.
He is currently supervising the Analysis, Research and Statistics Unit of the Interbank Deposit Protection Fund (FITD). He is also the Head of research of EFDI (European Forum of Deposit Insurers). As an international bank risks expert, he served the IMF, the World Bank and TAIEX (EC).
He has been a member of the Consultative Panel of CEBS (Committee of European Banking Supervisors)and a member of the Financial Users Forum of the European Commission (EC).
He is a co-author of the Basel 2 guide to SMEs of the EC, translated in 21 languages and the SYMBOL model, widely used by to assess the impacts of financial European Directives
He studied at York (UK), New York (USA).
Mario Calderini, a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Manchester, is full Professor at Politecnico di Milano, School of Management, where he teaches Social Innovation. He is the Director of Tiresia, the Politecnico di Milano School of Management’s Research Centre for Impact Finance and Innovation. He has been the Director of Alta Scuola Politecnica and Executive Vice President of Fondazione Politecnico. He has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Minister of University Research and Innovation and a Government’s Sherpa for the G7 Italian Presidency 2017. His numerous publications in highly ranked international journals cover several topics in the field of innovation and social impact finance. He has been a member of the G8 Task Force for Social Impact Investment, he chaired the Italian Advisory Board on Social Impact Finance, he is the President of the Scientific Committee of the Social Impact Agenda for Italy Association (Italy’s NAB). He sits in the Italian Government’s Advisory Group on Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Measurement and he contributed to promote the social innovation agenda in Italy, launching the sector’s first public consultation. He has been part of the Government’s Advisory Group that drafted the new law on social entrepreneurship. He is currently a member of the Government’s Task Force on Social Impact Investment. He is the President of the Advisory Board for Research and Innovation Strategy of the Lombardy Region Government. He sits in the Advisory Board of Unicredit. He is the President of Social Fare and he is a member of the Board of Directors of Nesta Italy.
Roberto Pasca di Magliano
Roberto Pasca di Magliano – full professor of Economics.
After the degree in Economics, he specialized at the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Reading (UK). He obtained the visiting professor position at ULCA University (Berkeley, California). He taught at University of Naples, University of Messina and Sapienza University of Rome where he organized and directed the course in International Cooperation and Development. Actually, he teaches Growth Economics at Sapienza University of Rome, Economics and management of innovation at Unitelma Sapienza, University of Rome where he is director of the School of Financial Cooperation and Development and of the Master in International Cooperation, Finance and Development.
He held institutional positions as follows: coordinator of the Italian cooperation policy at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1983-87); coordinator of the European agricultural policy at the Italian Ministry of Agriculture (1991-92); general director of the domestic industrial policies at the Italian Ministry of Industry (2002-05); economic advisor of the Vice Ministry of the Italian Foreign Trade (2006-09).
His research interests concern domestic and international political economy, international financing systems, cooperation policies, governance, sustainable growth. He is author of more of 100 scientific articles and of 18 books.
Dr. Volker Then has been the Executive Director (and Founding Director) of the Centre for Social Investment of Heidelberg University since 2006. Previously, he worked at the Bertelsmann Foundation, Germany, in his last position as their Director Philanthropy and Foundations. Volker Then served on numerous bodies of international philanthropy organizations, including the Governing Council of the European Foundation Centre, Brussels, the International Committee of the Council on Foundations, Washington D.C., and the Executive Session in Philanthropy des Hauser Centre for Non-profit Organizations, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (1999-2002). He still is a member of the editorial boards of the international „Alliance“ and the German „Stiftung & Sponsoring“ journals.
He is also a board member of several German foundations, e.g. the Manfred-Lautenschläger-Stiftung, and since 2014 has been a member of the German National Advisory Board of the G8-Social Impact Investment Task Force. The research interests of Volker Then currently focus on social impact measurement, social investment and social innovation, as well as philanthropy and its strategy development. He has regularly published on these issues and has international teaching, executive training and advisory experience. This work included working with living donors and foundation executives of many of the large foundations of Europe.
His most recent publication was: Then, Volker et al. (2018): Social Return on Investment Analysis. Measuring the Impact of Social Investment, Palgrave, Basingstoke.
Volker Then holds a Ph.D. from the Free University of Berlin in Social and Economic History. He studied History, Economics and Sociology at the universities of Tübingen, Bielefeld and Oxford (St. Antony’s College).