"Problems can't be solved by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them"
The Sustainable Development Foundation is a think-thank, registered in Italy as "not-for-profit organization", born on September 13th 2008 by will of companies, firms association and sustainability experts, in order to encourage the development into the field of green economy. Today it can rely on a members network of more that 80 firms (or associations of firms) and 50 top level experts.
The President of the Foundation is Edo Ronchi, former Ministry of Environment (1996-2000), who signed for Italy the Kyoto protocol in 1998. The network of experts includes intellectuals who contributed to the development of the sustainability culture during the last 30 years, as well as young professionals who work closely with companies and business organizations.
The Foundation provides companies from different European Countries with technical support and environmental best practices implementation assistance. It publishes reports and research into energy and climate, waste management, sustainable mobility, environment management, spreading of new technology, regulation; it holds workshop, lectures, conferences and learning events.
It is member of UN Global Compact, organizational stakeholder of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and member of ISWA (International solid waste association). It has taken part of working groups at the European Environment Agency (EEA) and represented Italy in CEN (European Committee for Standardization) working groups.
With the support of the President of the Italian Republic, the Foundation assigns the prestigious "Sustainable development award" for companies.