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How to apply

New social and environmental challenges are emerging: we are looking for people to tackle them with innovative and sustainable business solutions

Investable subjects must:

  • Realize economic activity mainly in Italy
  • Be legally established and in a life cycle phase following the period of experimentation and testing
  • • Feature business models implying economic and financial sustainability
  • Tackle relevant social, environmental or cultural challenges with measurable objectives

SIF investments criteria

Investments in SIF are made through the purchase of shares of investment vehicles (e.g. SICAV, SICAF, funds) that:

  • Specifically pursue a social and environmental impact, featuring explicit references in their corporate documents (by-laws, regulations, etc.)
  • Invest directly in companies that pursue a social and environmental impact
  • • Actively participate in the development of the activities of the companies in which they invest (Venture Capital approach)

Among the assessment criteria, besides the capacity to generate social impact and the potential for economic sustainability, the Foundation will pay particular attention to the compliance with ESG criteria (Environmental, Social, Governance), contributing to their promotion and dissemination. In any case, the activity of granting financing or any other activity reserved for financial intermediaries under the law is excluded.

Direct investment criteria

Direct investments are made through the purchase of financial products. hybrid tools issued by:  

The following factors will be considered in order to evaluate the social orientation of limited companies:

  • Achievement of a social or environmental impact among the declared business purposes
  • Existence of metrics for the operational management and the monitoring of the ex post impact
  • Use of the company’s growth to increase the predefined social objectives

Among the assessment elements, in addition to the capacity to generate social impact and the potential for economic sustainability, the Foundation will pay particular attention to the compliance with the ESG criteria (Environmental, Social, Governance), contributing to their promotion and dissemination. In any case, the activity of granting financing or any other activity reserved for financial intermediaries under the law is excluded.

how to apply

We manage the application and selection process through the online portal: once registration is completed, there are two phases of data collection and analysis. The overcoming of the first two phases is not a guarantee of a positive decision by the Board of Directors (“BoD”), which reserves absolute discretion in the investment decisions. In the same way, the Board of Directors has the right to request further information on initiatives that have not passed the pre-selection and analysis phases of the investment. Candidates acknowledge that the assistance offered by the Foundation will not include, in any way, the provision of investment advisory services to the selected companies, or the offer to the public, on behalf of the companies, of securities issued by them.

Pre-Selection
In the first phase, the promoters fill out the investment summary online, which includes questions on the project and the business model, as well as a first version of the business plan.
Obiettivo: Check minimum requirements
Investment Analysis
In the case of overcoming the pre-selection, the promoters are required to complete an in-depth form detailing the economic and financial strategy as well as the social and environmental impact strategy of the initiative
Obiettivo: Collection of detailed information
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