The Italian Sustainable Investment Forum (Forum per la Finanza Sostenibile or FFS) was founded in 2001 to promote the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria in the policies and processes adopted by Italian investors.
Throughout the years, FFS has grown to about 60 Members, with six new Members joining in the first months of 2017.
In November 2016, FFS promoted the fifth edition of the SRI Week, the main initiative in Italy on sustainable finance. The programme of the fifth edition included ten events taking place in Milan and Rome and involved high-profile partners, as well as 40 sponsors and promoters.
During the SRI Week, FFS presented three publications it has produced during 2016: the first guidelines in Italy on the integration of ESG aspects into the activities of foundations, the second edition of the study on sustainable investments of the leading pension plans and guidelines on sustainable finance and climate change.
On the 28th of March, FFS and UNICEF jointly organised an SRI Breakfast, an event focused on the contribution of sustainable finance to children rights promotion. Four more SRI Breakfasts are planned for 2017.
Since 2013, FFS has also been running Investiresponsabilmente.it, a website dedicated to retail investors and financial advisors.