Organized by: Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center and Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee


The transition from the traditional economic system, based on the process “take, make, dispose”, to the Circular Economy paradigm, focused on decoupling growth from resources consumption, requires a long-term vision that could entail huge investments. For some firms, access to financial resources turns out challenging.  Quoting Ellen MacArthur, founder and chair of trustees of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, “Supporting new and evolving businesses to adopt circular economy models is key to accelerating the transition to a regenerative and restorative economy”.  Re-thinking of financial instruments, processes, and models is a crucial step for a Financial Institution that aims to foster the redesign of the industrial ecosystem and catch the opportunity of reconnection to the real economy provided by the Circular Economy paradigm itself. Redefine growth and development through the circular economy lenses is a key element to be discussed deeply in Ecomondo 2019.

Section Chairs
Massimiano Tellini, Global Head - Circular Economy, Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center
Fabio Fava, University of Bologna


14.00 - 14.15 Introduction by the Chairs

At the forefront of Circular Economy: industrial, technological and financial perspectives

14.15 - 14.30 Inspirational talk
Hugh McCann, Global Partners Lead Europe, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

14.30 - 15.15 The outlook from international multilateral agencies
Crispin Conroy, Representative Director and Permanent Ambassador, ICC Ginevra
Aik Hoe Lim, Trade and Environment Division Director, WTO
Anna Fusari, Head of Banks and Corporates, Adriatic Sea Dept., BEI

15.15 - 15.45 Circular Economy as a market lever for Financial Services Industries
Claudio Zara, Professor of Finance, Bocconi University

15.45 - 16.00 Circular Economy and Real Estate: redesign and regeneration
Stefano Corbella, Sustainability Officer, COIMA

16.00 - 17.00 Roundtable – a perspective from the private sector

Goffredo Amodio, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy

Luca Meini, Head of Circular Economy and Environmental Strategies, Enel

Monica Spada, SVP Bio Development, Sustainable Mobility & Circular Economy, ENI

Fabio Fritelli, Group Finance Director, Maire Tecnimont

17.00 – 17.15 Accelerate the transition through the open innovation
Riccardo Porro, Chief Operations Officer, Cariplo Factory

17.15 – 17.30 Closure by the Chairs