Here at Fondazione Finanza Etica, our task is to research, create and provoke, with the aim of shaping a new economic and financial culture at the service of civil society. We promote the principles, good practices and developments of ethical finance and the new economy. It’s here that Banca Etica’s promotion, research, processing and training activities take place on the issues of finance and ethical finance as a resource to boost wellbeing, sustainability and environmental protection, as well as rights and new forms of civil economy.
Fondazione Finanza Etica is a new cultural foundation set up by Banca Etica and Etica sgr with the task of promoting, disseminating and studying the principles, good practices and developments of ethical finance and the new economy.
Today’s world of finance and its rules determine choices that have an influence on everyone’s lives, so it is something that regards us all. We believe that ethics can be compatible with finance, provided there is observance of the rules, honesty and an awareness of the non-economic consequences of financial actions. We believe that ethical finance is a practical alternative and an example for people who wish to decide how their money is used. This is why we are committed, both in Italy and in Europe, to disseminating the principles, good practices and developments of ethical finance and of a new economy that pursues the common good in a coherent, transparent, shared manner. We follow campaigns and initiatives of civil society, we work on critical education regarding finance, on a new approach to training in the financial sphere, and we promote the idea of conducting research by explaining the mechanisms of finance, the aspects that do not work, and putting forward possible alternatives. We are a group of individuals scattered throughout Italy and Europe, committed to doing battle and transmitting our enthusiasm. Finance is not only compatible with ethics: it’s compatible with enjoyment, and that’s as good as it gets .