“The current situation has all given us a sense of the need to act quickly, intelligently and pragmatically, and at the same time, of the need to address global issues through a systematic approach.” So Carlo Messina, Managing Director and CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo Sunday evening at the opening ceremony of the Davos Meetings, this year remotely. Messina said the World Economic Forum is taking on new meaning this year. At such a difficult and critical moment, it is vital that we meet together to find messages of hope and unity. Then the CEO of the first Italian banking group, one of the largest banking groups in Europe, said that he is “convinced that institutions and companies must individually commit to help solve complex situations such as the ones we found ourselves in, but this goal can only be achieved with a common commitment.” .
Intesa Sanpaolo – Mentions Messina in his online address – has donated more than 100 million euros to boost the national health system and support 13 million meals, beds, medicine and clothes for those in need. “In a scenario of remarkable complexity, we feel an obligation to support economic, social and cultural growth with more commitment, and to give a positive signal, especially in the countries where we are,” he stressed. That is why “we are proud of our ability to contribute to thinking about the ‘Great Reset’, one of the topics of this edition, with the hope that it will be the first step towards a society truly marked by greater well-being, inclusiveness, sustainability and reduced inequality”.