The Companies that support the project
McKinsey & Company
Founded in 1926, McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that helps leading corporations, including the great majority of Fortune 1000 companies, to solve their most challenging issues in strategy, organization, marketing and operations. McKinsey also helps a diverse range of government institutions and nonprofit organizations with their management challenges.
In serving clients, McKinsey consultants adhere to the highest professional standards and, guided by common values, operates worldwide as “one firm”. Accordingly, our clients, no matter where they are, receive the same high quality of service, access to the firm’s deep industry and functional expertise, and tailored attention to local conditions and the specific characteristics of the client’s situation.
In Italy McKinsey operates in the Milan and Rome offices, and is the most trusted external advisor of leading organizations across the private and public sectors, supporting executives in making distinctive, substantial and lasting improvements in their businesses.
McKinsey carries on extensive pro-bono and volunteer work in the fields of education, healthcare and for other philanthropic projects. The firm also shares cutting-edge thinking in business, economics, and management through the McKinsey Quarterly journal, our Insights and Publications page on McKinsey.com, and the McKinsey Global Institute research reports.
Established in early 2012, with the key objective of supporting the development of studies and research mainly in the energy field, Enel Foundation is an Italian non-profit organization promoted and financed by Enel S.p.A.
Based in Rome, Enel Foundation endorses the promotion of multi flag capacity building programs, training, and dissemination initiatives regarding the power sector, socioeconomics, sustainable development, and innovation issues, at the crossroads of climate change and energy transition with a special focus on social sciences, policy & regulation, and technologies. An endeavour also committed to bridging the gap between the academic and the corporate world, bringing together universities, public and private research bodies, businesses, associations, et al.
Amplifon, global leader in the hearing care retail market, empowers people to rediscover all the emotions of sound. Amplifon’s 14,000 people worldwide strive every day to understand the unique needs of every customer, delivering exclusive, innovative and highly personalized products and services, to ensure everyone the very best solution and an outstanding experience. The Group operates through a network of over 10,000 points of sale in 22 Countries and 5 continents.
We have big plans. 2017 marks for Amplifon the third year in a row of record revenues and EBITDA thanks to the excellent performance recorded in all the geographic areas where the Group operates. The global retail hearing care industry is highly attractive, driven by demographic factors and growing penetration.
Over the next three years, Amplifon aims to further strengthen its global leadership, positioning the Company at the forefront of innovation through a customer-centric strategy to offer a distinctive and highly innovative customer experience and a differentiated growth strategy, focused on core worldwide markets.
Innovations, challenges and opportunities make us what we are. Amplifon believes that it’s only through strong investment in talent engagement, continuous professional development, support and recognition that people can exceed every limit and build a fulfilling career.
We are the world’s leading brewer bringing people together for a better world. For centuries, the experience of sharing a beer has brought people and cultures together. Even in our hyper-connected, always-on world, this simple act is as meaningful today as it was generations ago. We are AB InBev. Committed to driving growth that leads to better living for more people in more places. Through brands and experiences that bring people together. Through our dedication to brewing the best beer with the best ingredients. And through our commitment to helping farmers, retailers, entrepreneurs, and communities grow. We are building a company to last. Not just for a decade. But for the next 100 years. Through our brands and our investment in communities, we will bring more people together, making our company an integral part of our consumers’ lives for generations to come. Our diverse portfolio of well over 500 beer brands includes global brands Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois; multi-country brands Beck’s, Castle, Castle Light, Leffe and Hoegaarden; and local champions such as Aguila, Antarctica, Bud Light, Brahma, Cass, Chernigivske, Cristal, Harbin, Jupiler, Klinskoye, Michelob Ultra, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Victoria, Sedrin, Sibirskaya Korona, and Skol.
Bain & Company is the global consulting firm that helps the most ambitious change-maker companies define their future.
With 65 offices in 40 countries, we work together with our clients as a single team with a shared goal: to achieve extraordinary results that surpass competitors and redefine industry standards. Bain's consulting approach is highly personalized and integrated and, thanks to the creation of an ecosystem of digital innovators, ensures better and longer lasting results for clients, in shorter times. Our commitment to invest over $ 1 billion over 10 years in pro bono services puts our talent, expertise and knowledge at the disposal of organizations facing today's challenges in education, racial equity, social justice, economic development and the environment. We recently obtained the gold rating of EcoVadis, a leading platform in environmental, social and ethical performance assessments for global supply chains, positioning ourselves in the top 2% of consulting firms. Founded in 1973 in Boston, Italy celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in 2019: its in-depth expertise and customer portfolio extend to every industrial and economic sector and in Italy make it a market leader.
DeA Capital ((https://www.deacapital.com/) is the leading independent alternative asset management platform in Italy, with Combined AUM of € 25.6 Mld and a wide range of products and services for professional investors
Its two main subsidiaries Companies are: DeA Capital Real Estate SGR S.p.A. and DeA Capital Alternative Funds.
DeA Capital Real Estate SGR S.p.A. is the Asset Management Company leader in Italy, specialised in real estate Alternative Investment Funds (AIF), with a market share above 22.5%. It manages Euro 11,7 billion assets through 57 real estate funds and one SICAF, 2 of which are listed in the MIV segment of the Italian Stock Exchange.
DeA Capital Real Estate SGR S.p.A. is a leader in the Italian real estate market, with assets consisting of 1,000 properties, 70% of which are located in Rome and Milan, and an important portfolio of Partners, consisting of about 100 Italian and international institutional investors.
Since January 2019, the AMC has adhered to the PRI, a United Nations initiative created in 2006 to promote the adoption of ESG principles in asset management. Adherence to ESG values is a natural consequence of the company’s management model that values investments, the environment, social commitment and governance.
DeA Capital Alternative Funds is the reference partner in Italy for alternative investments in private equity (both direct funds and funds of funds), in turnaround and NPL, with local and global exposure. The company boasts a solid track record and it is constantly driven towards innovation. Founded in 2006 focusing on Funds of Funds programs targeted to global markets, the company has gradually extended its business launching private equity direct funds (both generalist and thematic) and, then, specific investment programs dedicated to turnaround and NPL activities. As of today DeA Capital Alternative Funds manages € 5,5bn assets through 18 funds, and with the support of more than 60 professionals.
Deloitte is one of the largest professional services networks worldwide. With globally connected member firms in more than 150 countries and territories, and with 282,200 professionals, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte excels with its distinctive offering of Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Risk Advisory, Tax e Legal integrated services. Today, the Italian network employs 6,000 professionals who are led by a purpose – to make an impact that matters – and share a workplace that encourages collaboration, continuous learning and challenging experiences.
Deloitte Consulting stands out for its ability to help clients solve their most complex problems, from strategy to implementation. With this capability to execute the advice, Deloitte Consulting helps clients in the markets where they operate today and where they want to be in the future. Delivering this kind of value requires the capability to integrate a broad range of talents and skills – across human capital, strategy & operations, and technology – aligned to the unique needs of our clients’ industry sectors, businesses, and organizations. Within Consulting, Monitor Deloitte - a combination of Monitor Group and Deloitte Consulting Strategy Practice - offers strategic consulting services to Boards, CEOs and Top Management, focused on growth and business model innovation.
Enel Green Power
Enel Green Power (EGP) is the Enel Group company entirely dedicated to the development and management of energy generation from renewable sources at an international level, present in Europe, the American continent and Africa. Thanks to its technological and geographical diversification, EGP represents a “unicum” in the renewable energy sector, worldwide.
With a capacity to generate energy from water, sun, wind and heat from the earth equal, in 2014, to over 32 billion kWh - a production capable of satisfying the consumption of over 11 million households and avoiding emissions in atmosphere of more than 17 million tons of CO2 - EGP is among the world leaders. The wide and well-balanced mix of technologies in fact allows for production that is well above the industry average. The average load factor (i.e. the ratio between net annual production and the maximum theoretical production obtainable in a year, multiplying the nominal MW by 8,760 hours) is approximately 40%, higher than competitors, due to the strong incidence of geothermal and hydroelectric.
The company currently has an installed capacity of over 9,800 MW, with a mix of sources that includes wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal and biomass. Thanks to 8.8 billion euros of investments for growth, EGP has the goal of increasing the installed capacity by over 7,000 MW by 2019.
The approximately 740 operating plants of EGP are located in 15 countries, in Europe, on the American continent and in Africa. This geographical diversification makes it possible to maximize strategic growth options and, at the same time, to minimize regulatory and country risks.
The Company is consolidating its position in North America, with wind projects under construction for over 400MW, and in Latin America, particularly in Brazil, where in recent months it has been awarded contracts for the supply of wind and photovoltaic energy for an additional 548MW. .
In South Africa, Enel Green Power was awarded contracts for the supply of wind and photovoltaic energy for a total of 938 MW in 2013 and 2015 as part of public tenders for renewable energy promoted by the South African government.
Finally, again in 2015, EGP entered the renewables market in Turkey, where it was awarded a contract for the supply of photovoltaic energy for approximately 20MW.
In Italy too, the Company is present in all technologies, with absolute leadership in geothermal energy - one of the largest geothermal poles in the world is that of Larderello and Monte Amiata in Tuscany - a strong presence in hydroelectric and wind power.
Enel Green Power is also engaged in the production of photovoltaic panels, in Catania, where it has built the largest Italian factory of thin-film multi-junction panels.
Enel Green Power is one of the founding members of RES4MED- Renewabe Energy Solutions for the Mediterranean, the association founded in 2012 for the promotion of renewable energy in the Mediterranean and the electricity infrastructure necessary for their transport.
Main economic-financial data for 2014:
- Revenues: 2,996 million euros
- Ebitda: 1,942 million euros
- Group net result: 359 million euros
- Group net ordinary profit: € 528 million
Iconsulting (www.iconsulting.biz) is a Data Driven Transformation Company specialized in the design and delivery of solutions, methodologies, algorithms and technologies capable of transforming and enhancing client companies with the enhancement of the main and most abundant asset of today's market: data .
Born from a group of university researchers, today it is a strategic partner of over 150 client companies and of all the most important international technology vendors.
Iconsulting has more than 1,000 successful projects carried out in over 20 years of constant and continuous growth. With offices in Bologna, Rome, Milan and London, it boasts a structure of over 300 highly specialized consultants.
Thanks to Advisory, Big Data Platform, Integrated Platforms, Blockchain, Business Analytics, Location Analytics, Machine Learning and Performance Management services, it supports all business levels of its customers, giving shape and concreteness to their vision.
Iconsulting has received numerous international awards from the most important global players over the years: from the Oracle Spatial and Graph Excellence Award to the Market Entrant Award and UK-Italy Business Award for Location Analytics solutions, up to the Gartner Cool Vendor certificate for innovative products. It has also distinguished itself as Excellence in Innovation & Big Data Leadership of the Le Fonti Award and as CRIBIS Prime Company for its economic and commercial reliability.
Iconsulting is also Great Place to Work® Italy, also establishing itself with the titles of Best Workplaces ™ Italy for Women and Best Workplaces for Millennials.
L’Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for over 105 years. With its unique international portfolio of 32 diverse and complementary brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 25.26 billion euros in 2015 and employs 82,900 people worldwide. As the world’s leading beauty company, L’Oréal is present across all distribution networks: mass market, department stores, pharmacies and drugstores, hair salons, travel retail, branded retail and e-commerce. Research and innovation, and a dedicated research team of 3,870 people, are at the core of L’Oréal’s strategy, working to meet beauty aspirations all over the world. L’Oréal’s sustainability commitment for 2020 “Sharing Beauty With All” sets out ambitious sustainable development objectives across the Group’s value chain.
Mediobanca is the leading investment bank in Italy and one of the most important players in the European arena. Our people are our most valuable asset and we all share the culture, ethical principles and the pride that helped the Bank achieve 70 years of successes.
Working at Mediobanca means working in a fast and flexible environment where confidentiality is a treasured value. Because of our flat hierarchical structure, new joiners can benefit from working side by side with senior and experienced professionals to maximize their growth at such an early and fundamental stage of their careers.
We always take a 360° approach to our clients with the goal of constantly addressing their needs in the medium-long term and to work hard to maintain their trust.
Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in 60 cities across 29 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. The firm has more than 5,000 professionals around the world who work with clients to optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy, and people with 76,000 colleagues advising clients in 130 countries.
As part of our global, entrepreneurial team, you’ll do meaningful work from day one. We’re looking for individuals who challenge the norm, and constantly strive to build something new for the firm and the world around us.
Founded in 1872 and listed on the Milan Stock Exchange since 1922, Pirelli is among the main tyre makers globally (sales of 6.15 billion euro in 2013) with a distinctive focus on high-end segments, Premium tyres with the highest technological content.
Partnering with the best Prestige and Premium car makers worldwide, Pirelli has a portfolio of more than 1,200 homologated tyres which fit the personality of each car model, designed and tested to achieve perfect driving.
Present in 13 countries with 19 plants, Pirelli produces car, motorcycle, truck, bus and agricultural tyres; the Group has a wide commercial presence (more than 160 countries) with a balanced exposure to both mature and emerging markets.
Pirelli is distinguished by a long industrial tradition, which combines a capacity for innovation with product quality and brand strength. This strength is further enhanced by Formula 1™, for which Pirelli is the exclusive tyre supplier for the three-year term 2014-2016.
Since 1964, Pirelli is distinguished also by the Pirelli Calendar, which has featured the contribution of world famous photographers over the years.
In line with the 'green performance' strategy, Pirelli’s research and development operates with ever increasing attention to products and services of high quality and technology and low environmental impact.
QS Quacquarelli Symonds - a leading company in the education sector for 30 years, is known for the publication of the QS World University Rankings (ranking the best universities in the world) and for its World Tour, a biannual event advising students following postgraduate and professional pathsacross over 90 cities in five continents every year. Some of the best Italian and international universities and business schools will present their offer of masters, doctoral and MBA courses in specializations most highly desired by employers and international recruiters. In particular:
• FAME (Finance, Accounting, Management, Economics)
• STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
• Architecture and Design
• Communication & Marketing
• Renewable energies and Environmental Sustainability
• Medicine and Pharmacy
• Education Science
• Statistics and Data Science
Professionals, undergraduates and recent graduates wishing to pursue an MBA, Masters or PhD, are invited each year to meet admissions officers from hundreds of major recognized B-Schools, Universities and Grad Schools from around the world.
A difficult but concrete mission: to enable all those who are motivated to realize their potential by promoting international mobility, academic excellence and career advancement.
The world of consulting is made up of passion.
The key to making a difference in this complex world is to dare to explore new ways of working.
We are not afraid to be bold and we help our clients think, feel and act differently.
We support our customers in creating an environment conducive to gender equality and in implementing inclusive policies in daily activities.
We pay particular attention to work-life balance and people's happiness:
- We offer work solutions with flexible hours;
- We ensure that women are not discriminated against on the basis of family responsibilities in relation to employment conditions, wages and career opportunities;
- We support access to affordable and reliable child care;
- We invest in the health and well-being of our employees.
Women currently represent 100% of our consultant team.
Areas of expertise:
- Inclusive Talent Management
- Brand and Corporate Strategy
- Technology and Digital Transformation
- Business process reengineering and change management
- Program management
- Marketing, Digital & Communication Strategy, Art Direction
- Press Office, Digital PR and Social Media Management.
Fondazione NOVA is the leading pro-bono player in the open talent ecosystem, focused on supporting development, education, and meritocracy in Italy.
Our Mission is to create the Italian talent ecosystem champion, a truly meritocratic accelerator of Italy’s talent pipeline that supports all talents, across different age groups, to achieve their maximum potential through education, mentorship, and strong collaboration between the business and academic communities.
We aim to enforce meritocracy as a core value of the career system, optimize the allocation gap between talent supply and demand, and bridge the opportunity gap that currently exists in our country.
Achille and Giulia Boroli Foundation
The Achille and Giulia Boroli Foundation intends to express, through its activities, the values that were the basis of the thought and entrepreneurial activity of its Founder Achille Boroli: the protection of individual freedoms in every field, the importance of training and culture that, heritage of the individual, are transformed into a powerful push towards evolution and well-being within the social fabric, trust in man and progress through commitment and research, the generous and profound desire to transmit values , ideas and new basic knowledge for future generations.
The purpose of the Foundation is the promotion and support of initiatives aimed at cultural, scientific, social and moral progress as well as the fight against cancer with absolute prevalence of the promotion of studies and research towards the realization of new methods of radical treatment of the disease and to any other activity aimed at favoring and promoting initiatives in the field of scientific research, however aimed at the development and progress of the same within the Lombardy Region.
AIFI (Italian Private Equity Venture Capital and Private Debt Association) was created in May 1986, in order to promote, develop and represent institutionally the venture capital and private equity activity in Italy.
The Association is an organization composed of different entities which, throughout direct investment of their own funds or through the management and advisory of independent funds (closed-end funds) are private equity and venture capital investors with the objective of purchasing, managing and divesting in unquoted companies.
Membership has been evolving together with the growing importance of the private equity and venture capital industry. Full members matrix is quite heterogeneous, including as full members Italian and international banks and their subsidiaries, industrial and private investment companies, Italian closed-end funds, international closed-end funds advisory companies as well as public operators and financial institutions linked to the co-operative system.
Associated members are Italian and foreign associations as well as institutions and companies interested in the development of the venture capital industry in Italy.
The Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum is a network of young individuals under 30 years old who want to develop their potential towards serving society.
Shapers are uniquely distinguished by their desire to promote and develop new projects to improve their communities and contribute to the global change.
How? By developing tangible and measurable initiatives affecting local communities.
Established in 2012, the Milan Hub of the Global Shapers Community is composed by 25 Global Shapers actively engaged in a number of projects at an advance stage.
To know more: http://globalshapersmilano.org
Harvard Business Review
As of 1922, the Harvard Business Review is synonymous with the top magazine for management. Connected with the Harvard Business School and the Harvard University – two of the top universities in the world – it is the most authoritative and influential magazine of the sector and has as its main mission to identify, analyze and spread the best practices for managing a company selected from the top authors the world over. It is an international magazine (12 national editions) with over 500 000 monthly copies produced.
The Harvard Business Review Italia was founded in 2006 by Enrico Sassoon (who is also the Country Manager) and Alessandro Di Fiore. It is a monthly review of 10 issues a year and publishes, apart from translations of the most significant articles from the original version, comments and participations of the top Italian experts – managers, entrepreneurs, consultants and academics – from various fields and disciplines.
The Harvard Business Review Italia is available as a traditional printed copy, an electronic PC version, as well as a version for tablets and smartphones, with an easily accessible online store. For further information: www.hbritalia.it
The Ruling Companies collaborates on an ongoing basis with the Harvard Business Review Italia.
The Ruling Companies is a non-profit association with the mission to promote the advancing cultures of companies. Founded in 1998, it organizes over 30 conferences on topics of strategy and management a year.
The association counts on 120 partners, companies from various sectors and magnitudes. Each year, thousands of managers of medium and high seniority, consultants, professionals and academics attend these conferences, with over 60-70 speakers - executives, Italian or foreign experts, professionals, consultants and academics.