Overview

November

BOARD. VIRTUOUS EXAMPLES OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE – CORRIERE ECONOMIA

by Sergio Bocconi. Corporate governance is an asset considered to be one of the key factors in the selection criteria of international common investment funds. It is reassuring, therefore, that the 12th Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence in Italy of The European House - Ambrosetti continues to register constant improvement in its practice in Italian companies.   Download PDF
Read more:  Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence in Italy – Final Report 2016  ⁄ 

October

40,000 INVESTORS IN INNOVATIVE START-UPS – IL SOLE 24 ORE

by Gianni Rusconi. The first Italian Observatory on Open Innovation created by Smau, Assolombarda and Italia Startup in collaboration with The European House - Ambrosetti, and launched with the goals of quantifying the nature of Italian corporate venture capital and identifying concrete and replicable use models that start from the need for renewal in Italian companies.  Download PDF

IMPACT OF REFORMS AND THE NATIONAL RAIL PLAN: “IN TEN YEARS, A 0.7% INCREASE IN GDP” – IL SOLE 24 ORE

by Giorgio Santilli. The European House - Ambrosetti presented in Rome the results of a project that constitutes a specific application in the transport and infrastructure sector of an econometric model capable of forecasting the impacts produced within the Italian economy from the major reforms launched by the Renzi government.  Download PDF
Read more:  The impacts of the PA reform on businesses and citizens  ⁄ 

September

MORE ENERGY FOR A “GREEN” WORLD – IL SOLE 24 ORE

by Marzio Bartoloni. Europe and Italy are grappling with the challenge of energy efficiency and pollution, while Africa is full of natural resources but unable to ensure access to energy to a large part of its population. This is the common thread of numerous addresses at the Eni workshop – organized by Ambrosetti – on the future of energy.  Download PDF
Read more:  The Future of Energy: Towards a Sustainable Development  ⁄ 

Interview with ED Morse: “WE WILL HAVE A GENERATION WITH LOW-COST OIL” – LA STAMPA

by Roberto Giovannini. Ed Morse, Citigroup’s Global Head of Commodities Research, participating in “The Future of Energy,” organized by The European House¬ – Ambrosetti together with Eni, said that we are looking toward a future of low-priced energy.   Download PDF
Read more:  The Future of Energy: Towards a Sustainable Development  ⁄ 

Interview with M. Sanusi Barkindo: “OIL, OPEC CAN MAKE CUTS” – La Repubblica

by Eugenio Occorsio. OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo is upbeat on the possibility of truly reaching an agreement between the oil-producing countries, expanded to the non-OPEC ones, Russia first and foremost, to cut production and thus stabilize and possibly slightly increase the price of crude.  Download PDF
Read more:  The Future of Energy: Towards a Sustainable Development  ⁄ 

TARGETED CHOICES REQUIRED: THINGS ARE FALLING SHORT – IL SOLE 24 ORE

by Dino Pesole. The key passage able to allow our economy to make that decisive leap forward that it still struggles to make is to focus with great determination on regaining the productivity lost during the years following the crash and even before.   Download PDF
Read more:  Global Attractiveness Index – Report 2016  ⁄  Measuring country attractiveness and managing the pro-business image of Italy  ⁄ 

THANKS TO THE REFORMS, THINGS ARE HOLDING, BUT TO GROW MORE IS NEEDED – IL SOLE 24 ORE

by Nicoletta Picchio. The Ambrosetti Club’s research on the impact of the main reforms launched by the Italian government: public administration, Job Acts, credit, and constitutional reforms. The priorities: continuing with measures on government spending, competition, innovation, collective bargaining and the fight against corruption.   Download PDF
Read more:  The impacts of reforms on businesses and the public  ⁄ 

ATTRACTIVENESS, ITALY IN 14TH PLACE – IL SOLE 24 ORE

by Carmine Fotina. If international rankings are increasingly a tool for orienting investment choices in global competition, their credibility becomes an industrial policy objective. Hence a project for a new index of the ability to attract investment launched by The European House - Ambrosetti during the Villa d’Este Forum.   Download PDF
Read more:  Global Attractiveness Index – Report 2016  ⁄  Measuring country attractiveness and managing the pro-business image of Italy  ⁄ 

Interview with F. Starace: “EU ENERGY, COORDINATING THE RULES” – IL SOLE 24 ORE

by Celestina Dominelli. The main factors that reduce Europe’s desirability in the eyes of international investors and a specific list of recommendations to enable a return to attracting capital and accelerating development. These are the tracks on which the study “Rafforzare l'investibilità dell'Europa" (Strengthening Investment in Europe) moves, carried out by The European House - Ambrosetti in collaboration with ENEL.  Download PDF
Read more:  Empowering Europe’s investability  ⁄ 

Recovery: the “scooter” is huffing and puffing – IL SOLE 24 ORE

by Valerio De Molli. The GDP figures for the second quarter have set off alarm bells, highlighting how action must be taken immediately on structural aspects of the economy to foster growth in productivity and competitiveness.  Download PDF

August

WITH SALARIES, THE “HOW” COUNTS – IL SOLE 24 ORE

by Valerio De Molli and Marco Visani. Executive compensation is one of the cornerstones of the corporate governance system. Therefore, some clarity is needed not only about the salaries at the top of the corporate pyramid (the “how much”), but also, and perhaps above all, about the mechanisms that guide the disbursement of salaries (the “how”).   Download PDF
Read more:  Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence in Italy – Final Report 2015  ⁄ 

July

Brexit, turning risk into opportunity – IL SOLE 24 ORE

by Valerio De Molli. This survey of 350 businessmen and managers confirms that the British referendum could also offer advantages.  Download PDF

June

THE DRIVE TOWARDS RELATIONS – L’Impresa

by Paola Stringa The first Italy-Iran Summit organized by The European House – Ambrosetti confirmed interest in reinforcing bilateral dialog between the two countries and the major opportunities for business.   Download PDF
Read more:  Iran-Italy Summit 2016  ⁄ 

NEW MODELS FOR GROWTH – L’Impresa

by Antonio Dini Interview with Yuri van Geest, CEO and Founder of SingularityU The Netherlands and speaker at a Permanent Professional Training event. Seeing innovation as a model for protecting against disruptors is not a winning strategy. Better to pursue a radical change in corporate activities and make them scalable.  Download PDF
Read more:  Permanent Professional Training  ⁄ 

May

THE BEAUTY OF THE ENTREPRENEURIAL STATE – Nòva24 – IL SOLE 24 ORE

by Alberto Di Minin. Interview with Stephen Cohen (in Italy to take part in the Technology Forum), co-author with Bradford DeLong of Concrete Economics. The economic and political role of the public sector: what we can learn from America.  Download PDF
Read more:  Did you miss the Technology Forum 2016? Find here its full message  ⁄  Technology Forum 2016: Meet, Interact, Learn  ⁄ 

Overcoming the “short-term” vision – IL SOLE 24 ORE

by Valerio De Molli and Marco Visani. The new European rule, implemented in our country, calls for elimination of the obligation to publish quarterly reports but this might not be the solution for reducing focus on the short term.  Download PDF
Read more:  Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence in Italy – Final Report 2015  ⁄ 

April

THE NEW ERA – L’Impresa

by Paola Stringa. The European House - Ambrosetti is organizing in Teheran on May 16-17, 2016, the first Italy-Iran Summit. Its goal is to facilitate for corporate and institutional leaders of the two countries the realization of the latent economic potential in the relations between Italy and Iran.  Download PDF
Read more:  Iran-Italy Summit  ⁄ 

DON’T KNOCK (INDISCRIMINATELY) ITALY’S CREDIT – CORRIERE ECONOMIA

by Valerio De Molli When people talk about Italy, and especially its banks, the tendency is always to see the glass half full, and once again we are hearing the (same old) English stereotypes, from wages to the solidity of the system.  Download PDF

“CHILDREN IN THE OFFICE” RETURNS, OPEN HOUSE MAY 27 – CORRIERE ECONOMIA

by Paola Caruso. Making its return is “Children in the Office with Mom and Dad”, the company day dedicated to the children of employees. For the last four years, The European House - Ambrosetti has organized this event during the Easter vacation, preparing team games, face painting and entertainment.  Download PDF

Lackluster growth compared with forecasts – IL SOLE 24 ORE

by Valerio De Molli. The world economy entered 2016 with less impetus than expected and further signs of weakening have emerged. For 2016, estimates for growth worldwide are around 3%, down from the previous ones last November which forecast a growth rate of 3.3%-3.5% for 2016.  Download PDF

A FUND FOR COMPANIES THAT CAPITALIZES ON THEIR “REAL (ESTATE) WEALTH” – IL SOLE 24 ORE

by Riccardo Sorrentino. Today, companies in a financially-weak position are unable to obtain credit from banks with balance problems. And yet "inside" these companies there is tremendous wealth that is literally un"real"ized. This is the starting-point of the Ambrosetti Club study, from the 350 billion in land and buildings assessed at market values. How can this be transformed into cash flow?  Download PDF
Read more:  Ambrosetti Club  ⁄  Finance for Growth – New proposals to channel funds to companies  ⁄ 

February

EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS MORE SOLID THAN IN PRE-CRISIS ERA – IL SOLE 24 ORE

by Isabella Bufacchi. Adam Farkas, Executive Director of the European Banking Authority and in Milan to take part in a live webinar organized by The European House - Ambrosetti on “Innovation in payments and financial services”, confirms the solidity of the European banking system.  Download PDF
Read more:  Ambrosetti Live  ⁄ 

January

Italy is recovering, but too slowly – Il Sole 24 Ore

by Valerio De Molli. In the most recent figures for December, the Ambrosetti Club Economic Indicator shows some positive signs compared with the September readings: for the coming months there is an improvement in economic sentiment, employment and investment.  Download PDF
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