Commitments for 2007-2009 and our achievements

WE SAID:

WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED IN THE THREE-YEAR PERIOD

Support the third sector and the financial inclusion of the weaker segments of the population.Banca Prossima was established in 2007 with the mission of serving third sector private enterprises and religious orders through a series of targeted initiatives.Its operations were extended by a number of projects and dedicated products, and at the end of 2009 it had approximately 7,000 customers.

New micro-finance and usury prevention initiatives were launched, and existing initiatives continued, by the Group banks in cooperation with shareholders’ foundations and local non-profit organisations. In the three-year period 2007-2009 2.3 million euro.

 

Support national and international
solidarity initiatives.

In the three-year period 2007-2009 approximately 43 million euro was distributed to charities, around 12 million euro of which through national and international solidarity initiatives.

Regulations governing the Fund for charitable, social and cultural contributions have been defined and implemented. Implementation processes for a Distribution Plan and for centralised distribution were also defined by means of special operating guidelines.

During 2009 a policy applying to all the Group’s international companies was issued, which forbids donations to political parties, trade unions, and public administration organisations and agents.

Support initiatives in the fields
of culture, music, sports and the
protection of the artistic heritage.

In the three-year period the Group has granted over 119 million euro in sponsorships, 31% of which cultural and 37% sport-related.

During 2009 a policy applying to all the Group’s international companies was issued, which forbids the sponsorship of political parties, trade unions, and public administration organisations and agents.

The cataloguing, monitoring and restoration, where necessary, of the Bank’s artistic heritage were launched and have continued during the three-year period.

The activities of the two museums in Vicenza and Naples (the latter opened to the public in 2007) have continued, as has support for initiatives in favour of public use of the heritage.

Work on the Restituzioni project continued, a restoration programme which in the twenty years since its launch has been party to the restoration
of over 600 works of art.