We support associations and working groups committed to the diffusion of a culture of social responsibility and best practices by contributing to debate with participation in seminars, meetings and conventions.
UBI Banca has supported the Global Compact's principles since 2003 and, in 2014, adhered to the “Italian Responsible Payments Code” organised by Assolombarda (Lombard employers’ association).It is also:
a member of the Italian Banking Association (ABI) and it also belongs to the ABI Energia – ABI Lab Competence Centre for energy efficiency in the banking sector;
a member of the Sodalitas Foundation, whose mission is to contribute to the development of the third sector and the growth of a corporate social responsibility culture, and it participates actively in various initiatives, including the Sodalitas Social Innovation Award;
a founding member of Social Value Italia which, at national level, promotes the development of a culture and practice of social impact assessment as well as the use of methods to measure it. UBI Banca has a representative on the Governing Council of the Association;
a supporting member of the Triulza Foundation (located in Cascina Triulza, in the civil society Pavilion at EXPO Milan 2015), whose mission is to be a special centre for representing the needs and proposals of organisations in civil society in order to encourage the active involvement of citizens and to guarantee acceptance and inclusion.
In 2015 UBI Banca took part in the preparatory works for the formation of the Social Impact Agenda for Italy Association, which is being formed to bring together the experience and give continuity to the activities of the Italian Advisory Board to the G8 Social Impact Investment Task Force, to which the Group has belonged since it was formed. The association, which will form part of the Global Social Investment Steering Group (GSG), intends to contribute to the implementation of the 40 recommendations contained in the Italian report “La Finanza che include” (Finance that includes) and to strengthen social entrepreneurship through the development of an Italian ecosystem of social impact investments.
The Group CSR Manager attends the proceedings of the CSR Manager Network Italia and, together with other colleagues, participates in various working groups formed by the Italian Banking Association on specific social responsibility issues.
UBI Banca participates in the collection of information on climate change of Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).