April 13, 2022

ESG and responsible finance: SDA Bocconi and CRIF launch the "REPAiR" laboratory

A new research and innovation laboratory dedicated to the study and promotion of sustainable finance, one that is not based on proclamations, but that measures the real impact of business models with respect to three key concepts: responsibility, patience and reliability.  This is REPAiR (Responsible, Patient and Reliable Finance), the Lab launched today by SDA Bocconi School of Management and CRIF - a global company specialized in credit and business information systems and advanced digital solutions for business development and open banking.

REPAiR Lab aims to respond to the needs of new knowledge from all stakeholders involved in the ESG ecosystem: institutions, companies, financial players and end users.

The new research center aims to accompany market players and companies in the transformation towards a new way of enhancing finance, through the production and dissemination of research, benchmarks and analytical indicators, for concrete application to business and service models.

The lab studies and promotes sustainable finance thanks to a network of Italian and international experts in the regulatory and analytical fields who work toward the development of strategies and new models to support the sustainable transition.

"REPAiR was born from the awareness that finance is respect and sharing, transparency and responsibility", explains the president of the  scientific  committee of the new Lab, Maurizio Dallocchio, professor of finance at Bocconi.  "This finance, ‘our’ finance, is a close relative of the good and its inspiring values are: responsibility, patience and reliability.  REPAiR aims to affirm a new way of doing finance, always at the service of companies and institutions but with non-traditional logic and operating methods, but aimed at creating sustainable, tangible and social value."

"The initiative together with SDA Bocconi represents a key   element in the path  of innovation undertaken by CRIF on ESG and responsible finance issues.  Thanks to the contributions of REPAiR Lab, we are sure that we will be able  to develop new valuable assets to support financial  players and Italian companies, as well as fully seizing  the opportunities of the PNRR whose mission is  "Green revolution and ecological transition.CRIF's investment in REPAiR Lab takes place less than a month after the launch of another innovative ESG initiative, Synesgy, the first digital platform for the ESG assessment of customers and suppliers in Italy and globally, with the aim of increasing  awareness and  transparency in the processes of production chains,”  says Marco Colombo, Managing Director Finance Italy at CRIF.