Data evento: 
Gio, 07/12/2017

6.30PM - 8.30PM ECONOMY FOR-GIVING Moderator Angela Antetomaso (Class CNBC)  Speakers  Daniel Lumera, Michele Giddens, Richard Layard, Giovanna Melandri

Economy is a major driving force shaping our society and environment. The recent crisis has shown the limits of the established capitalistic model based on wealth accumulation and growth. That’s why this event proposes a new economic paradigm, based on sharing, giving and monitoring of social/environmental impact as part of the third edition of the International Day of Forgiveness.

The topic of the event is “Economy of For-Giveness” and explores how to develop a new concept of Economy to harmoniously manage our environment and all resources contained within it. The word “Economy” derives from Greek oikonomia, i.e. “household management”, based on oikos “house” + nemein “manage”. Therefore, if take an enlarged view of our “household”, i.e. the entire environment we live in, and we consider that we are all interconnected within this household, “Economy” takes on a whole new meaning.

A new paradigm for Economy will be proposed, shifting away from wealth accumulation and relentless growth/resource exploitation, and re-discovering the “Economy of Giving” as a way of sharing and spreading wealth and well-being amongst those engaged in economic activities and with society at large. The event will bring together a panel of four distinguished speakers, each from a different background within the Academic and Business world, to provide different experiences and perspectives.


A My Life design Foundation event in partnership with Istituto Italiano di Cultura-London, Human Foundation and Social Impact. Agenda per l’Italia.

Patronage of UNHCR,  Regione Lazio, Roma Capitale


Sponsor associato Alce Nero

Economy For-Giving

Moderator Angela Antetomaso (Class CNBC).

Welcoming Remarks


Daniel Lumera, Michele Giddens, Richard Layard, Giovanna Melandri

Daniel Lumera.

Lecturer, writer, international speaker and trainer. Daniel is the creator of the methodology My Life Design®, which promotes a conscious design of one’s professional, social and personal life; this educational journey has been structured in collaboration with universities, research centres within the National Health System and the G.U.N.I. within UNESCO. The methodology has been applied internationally to private and public companies, schools, detention centres, hospitals. General director of My Life Design Foundation and president of the International School of Forgiveness a project promoting the spread of a new idea and experience of forgiveness as universal value for individuals, relationship and resolution of conflits for states and nations. Teacher at the University of Girona and University of Turin.

Michele GiddensMichele is a Co-founder and Partner of Bridges and focuses on strategy, investor relations, public relations and social impact assessment. Michele has over 15 years of international development and social finance experience. She was an Investment Officer with International Finance Corporation, the private sector financing arm of the World Bank Group in Eastern Europe in the early 1990’s, then spent 8 years with Shorebank Corporation, which was one of the leading community development banks in the USA. She was an adviser to the Social Investment Task Force and Chair of the Community Development Finance Association (cdfa) 2003-2005. Michele currently is an Non-Executive Director on the board of CDC, and has recently been appointed as Chair of the UK National Advisory Board to the Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group, as established by the G8. She is also a member of the BVCA Council.

Richard LayardRichard Layard was founder-director of the LSE Centre for Economic Performance, a large research centre covering most areas of economic policy. Since 2000 he has been a member of the House of Lords.
He has written widely on unemployment, inflation, education, inequality and post-Communist reform. He was an early advocate of the welfare-to-work approach to unemployment, and co-authored the influential book Unemployment: Macroeconomic Performance and the Labour Market (OUP 1991).
From 1997-2001 he helped implement these policies as a consultant to the Labour government. He was also involved in educational policy development for the non-graduate workforce.

Giovanna Melandri

Since 2012,she is founder and Chairwoman of Human Foundation working for venture philanthropy andsocial finance, which promotes a new model of social economy in support of social business and social finance in Italy. President of “Social Impact. Agenda per l’Italia”.SinceJune2013, she was appointed by the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, as the President of Human Foundation, member of the Italian delegation of the Task Force for Social Investment promoted by the G8 chaired by David Cameron and coordinated by Sir Ronald Cohen.Since December 2013, she chairs the Italian Advisory Board of the G8 Task Force for Social Impact Investment involving major financial institutions, social enterprises and Italian institutional investors committed to theImpact Finance Sector.She teaches at the Master on Social Entrepreneurships (Università Cattolica of Milan).

Luogo evento: 
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
39 Belgrave Square, Belgravia
SW1X 8NX London, LND
Regno Unito