Irene Bengo is a researcher at the Management Engineering Department of the Politecnico di Milano.

She is an expert in impact management and measurement. Her research activities focused on new, social and innovative approaches, practices and management tools for social economy actors.

Graduated in Environmental and Territorial Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano, she obtained her Phd in Management Engineering at the same institution.

She is currently professor of the courses: “Business In Transformation: Social and Sustainability Challenges Lab” and the course of Economics and Business Organization (EOA). She is coordinator of different national and international projects in these fields, in collaboration with different universities, public or private institutions.

Domenico Tessera Chiesa is Managing Director of Sales s.r.l. – Società Benefit.

After graduating in Economics in his third year at the Copenhagen Business School in 1997, he moved to London.

Over the course of a year, he went through three different work experiences at the FIAT UK Press Office, at one of Avery Dennison’s production sites in Maidenhead and at Sony UK. At the end of 1998 he joined Sales, where he gained a formative experience in the production and printing of self-adhesive labels.

He has always believed in associations: he is part of the board of directors of GIPEA (Italian Group of Producers of Self-adhesive Labels), of which he was vice-president and president.

He is passionate about sustainability and a packaging expert, leading his company to be the first B Corp in the industry in 2018 and benefit company in 2020.

After studying musicology, he founded in Mondovì, in the province of Cuneo, the cultural enterprise Kalatà, a company of which he is now managing director.

For over fifteen years he has been working in the cultural sector dealing with the design, fundraising, organization and setting of communication strategies.

Kalatà operates in the field of the enhancement and enjoyment of cultural heritage according to an innovative model in which economic results, social impacts and local development opportunities are the essential and interconnected components of a unified framework.
It is one of the first Italian companies in the cultural sector to have acquired the status of “social enterprise”, a structure aimed at transferring to the non-profit sector management and operating methods typical of the entrepreneurial sector and enhancing the strategic character of projects.

Valeria Valotto was born and raised in Verona, she studied humanities and continued her research in England and Germany.

She deals with fundraising strategy for non-profit, an area in which she has been trained in the field at European level.

For three years she has been in charge of the fundraising and impact office at Quid, a social enterprise of ethical fashion in Verona.

Quid is a circular company: accessories and collections are born from the recovery of textile surpluses in collaboration with Made in Italy brands, while establishments and offices offer employment opportunities and professional growth to groups at greater risk of exclusion from employment in Italy.

Matteo Robiglio, is an architect and urban designer. He is full professor of Architectural and Urban Design at the Department of Architecture and Design of the Polytechnic of Turin (DAD)

After 20 years of practice in community architecture and urban regeneration with Avventura Urbana, he founded in 2011 with Isabelle Toussaint the office TRA (lit.: in-between). In 2014 TRA and the community foundation Benvenuti in Italia jointly founded the non-profit social innovation start-up HOMERS, recognized as Polito spin-off, promoting bottom-up cohousing projects for the reuse of abandoned buildings. 

He was a member of the Scientific Committee of the Centre for African Studies, of Rebuild and of the recovery project of Giancarlo De Carlo’s University Colleges in Urbino of the Getty Foundation. 

He is a German Marshall Fellow in Urban and Regional Studies. He has also been a visiting lecturer in many universities such as the Carnegie Mellon of Pittsburgh, the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, the Technion of Haifa, and the MIT in Boston.

Mario Calderini is Full Professor of Sustainability and Impact Management at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano.

Author of numerous books and publications on international scientific journals, he founded and currently directs Tiresia, the research center of the School of Management of the Politecnico di Milano for Innovation and Finance for Impact.

He is a Cabinet Member of Minister of Innovation Vittorio Colao and of the Minister of Sustainable Infrastructure and Mobility Enrico Giovannini.

He is a columnist for Repubblica and has written for Corriere della Sera, La Stampa and Il Sole 24 Ore.

In 2021, he entered in the world’s 100 most influential academicson governments list.

Vincenzo Linarello is co-founder and President of GOEL – Cooperative Group.

GOEL is a community of people, businesses and social cooperatives that works for the change and redemption of Calabria.

It actively opposes the ‘ndrangheta and deviant powers not only by denouncing its presence and action but also by demonstrating that ethics is not only right but also effective, the only way to sustainable development.

Vincenzo Linarelo has held positions and national roles in the field of social cooperation. In 2016 he was named a Fellow of Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social innovators.

Claudia Cerna is an Executive Coach operating in Italy and Europe.

She works as an Executive Coach with CEOs, directors and management teams of Italian and international companies in the areas of
personal change and transformation, interpersonal capabilities and emotional intelligence, development of intentional leadership competencies and change management. Since 2006 she has coached hundreds of Executive and Leaders mainly in the financial and luxury industry.

She did her coaching training at Teleos Leadership Institute, based in Philadelphia (PA) and  is currently qualified as a Professional Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She has also studied emotional intelligence, resonant leadership, systemic constellations, mindfulness.

She has created a proven methodology to help leadership teams at C-suite level to be more effective to reach the organizational business goals.
Her energy, enthusiasm and professionalism create a safe environment in which Executives are free to experiment new behaviors and facilitated to change.

Claudia Cerna has worked for over 25 years in the corporate world, also she owns several certifications:
• TTI Success Insights  – TTI Success Insights behaviour and motivation  certification
• Hogan Assessments Inc. – Hogan Certification for Hogan assessment questionnaires
• IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland – Leading Strategic Initiatives Program
• Oxford Leadership, Berlin, Germany – Self Managing Leadership Program
• Team coaching – Asterys Lab
• ICF Certification: PCC, Professional Certified Coach
• Teleos Leadership Institute, Philadelphia, USA:  Emotional Intelligence Certification

Following are her most recent roles:
• UniCredit Group as Executive Development and Leadership Programs Leader
• Ermenegildo Zegna (luxury) as Leadership Development and Learning Manager

Alisa Sydow, Ph.D. from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the ESCP Business School, as well as the campus head of Turin of the Jean-Baptiste Say Institute at ESCP Europe. She primarily teaches entrepreneurship, and strategic management with a focus on sustainability and impact. Alisa’s research interests are in entrepreneurship in developing economies (ie. Kenya & Uganda), entrepreneurial decision-making processes and family entrepreneurship. She is author of articles published in top-tier management journals (ie., Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice), case studies and papers presented at international conferences (ie., AOM, EGOS, & EURAM.

Moreover, Alisa is one of the founders of Nampelka – a start-up that focus on natural products such as biodynamic wine and coffee. 

In 2018 he co-founded Wonderful Education, an innovative startup that operates at the intersection of education and innovation. He co-designed and launched in 2019 Future Education Modena, the first EdTech hub in Italy, of which he is Vice Director.

He has been Chief Innovation Officer and Member of the Technical Secretariat of the Minister of Education, University and Research (MIUR) since 2014, co-coordinating in particular the policies for the digital innovation of the educational system (National Digital School Plan), the construction of a professional growth system for teachers and for the innovation of students’ skills (21st century skills).

He has worked for four governments and developed open government initiatives for the Department for Development and Economic Cohesion, the Institutional Reform Department and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and was a member of the first think tank for innovation at MIUR wanted by Minister Profumo between 2012 and 2013.

Member of the Scientific Committee for the Digital Agenda of Emilia Romagna and co-founder of “A Scuola di OpenCoesione”, the first data school on the monitoring of public funds. He writes and does research on the relationship between ICTs, public engagement and organizational change.

He was Research Fellow at Oxford Internet Institute, Lecturer at City University of London from 2007 to 2011 and PostDoctoral Fellow at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Degree in Economics, Master in ICT Management and PhD in Sociology of Technologies.