The role of foundations as drivers for generating innovation




  • Carola Carazzone, Secretary General of Italian Association of Foundations and Supply Entities (Assifero), Italy


  • Rien Van Gendt, Chair of Dutch Association of Foundations and Vice Chair of European Cultural Foundation
  • Luciano Balbo, Co-founder of European Venture Philanthrophy Association (EVPA)
  • Jenny Hodgson, Director of Global Fund of Community Foundations(GFCF)
  • Piero Gastaldo, Secretary General of Compagnia di San Paolo, Italy
  • Johannes Krassnitzer, Programme Specialist, ART-Hub for territorial partnerships, UNDP Brussels

Interventions from the floor

  • Juan Manuel Barrios Blázquez, Director of Administration of the Cajasol Foundation
  • Sonia Cantoni, CARIPLO Foundation, Italy

The consultation process towards the Post 2015 Agenda has already clearly highlighted the need for a new global multistakeholder approach and strategic partnerships for the implementation of the 2015-2030 sustainable development agenda “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” (outcome document 2 August 2015). In the same perspective, the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, hold in Addis Ababa from 13 to 16 July 2015, enshrined a new prominent role for foundations and donors as strategic and partners catalyzing and scaling up innovative solutions to LED issues.

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Location: Michelangelo - Palazzo Reale Date: October 15, 2015 Time: 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm