Reflecting today’s increased focus on the ‘Social’ element of ESG, the EU has published a report on “Social Taxonomy” that contains a social classification of economic activities. It is designed to serve as a common code for investors, businesses and regulators when determining whether an economic activity is sustainable from a social perspective and can contribute to the development of a green and more inclusive society.
Mid-June, the Gamma Foundation organized a conference dedicated to the theme “EU Social Taxonomy: Looking to an equal and inclusive future from different perspectives”. The event aimed to promote a broader understanding of this key topic by exploring questions such as: What are the objectives of the social classification of economic activities? How can equality and inclusion be promoted within a company? And: How can social classification of economic activities be integrated into investment processes and choices?
A panel of experts, including Monika Schmutz Kirgöz, Swiss Ambassador to Italy, Andrea Beltratti, Chair of the Gamma Foundation, Ioanna Archimandriti, Global Head of HR at EFG, Pierluigi Antonelli, CEO Angelini Pharma, and Moz Afzal, Global CIO at EFG, engaged in a lively discussion and shared fascinating insights about the important topic.
You can watch highlights from the event here!