Member of the Eurosif board and Secretary General, Italian Sustainable Investment Forum, he has worked as programme manager for the United Nations (UNDP) and other public and private international organisations. Since the 1990s, he has been a promoter of the ethical finance movement and has led microcredit and social and environmental finance organisations. He has been Vice President of FEBEA (Fédération Européenne des banques Ethiques et Alternatives). Furthermore, he is the author of several publications on sustainable finance and international cooperation; he has held teaching positions in Italian and foreign universities on the same topics. He has a PhD in Political and Economic Geography at the University of Padua.