Sustainability Laboratory

In the period we are experiencing, marked by the “Decade of Action” promoted by the United Nations, all international institutions, including the EU, and states are working in a coherent way, intensifying their initiatives to the maximum to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of Agenda 2030. With this acceleration, the construction of a sustainable development model, based on the quality rather than the quantity of growth, is establishing itself as an irreversible process, capable of profoundly affecting our economic and social systems.


In this new context, the very idea of “sustainability” is gradually assuming ever more precise and stringent meanings which are reflected in the numerous programs and projects, public and private, in the new taxonomies and development matrices, new directives, laws and regulations. All elements that mark a discontinuity with the past and prefigure new development guidelines of which only a reflection and analysis conducted with an interdisciplinary and systemic approach can help to understand their value and scope.

Clarifying the terms of the complex system of conditionality and opportunities that this process of acceleration towards sustainable development presents to the heads of public institutions and services as well as to the world of economy and work is one of the main objectives of the “Sustainability Laboratory” promoted by the Institute of Political, Economic and Social Studies – EURISPES, which has long been committed to illustrating the scope and implications of this path (see the essay on Sustainability / Unsustainability published in the 33rdItaly Report). A more general objective pursued by the Laboratory is the formation and dissemination of a culture of sustainability as a key element to put the promoters of growth in a position to operate at their best in the current transition period.

The “Sustainability Laboratory” operates with the characteristics of the Think Tank, a structure open to the voluntary contribution of those – academics, political-institutional, business, and civil society –who have an interest in carrying out reflections, analysis, insights and contributing thus to a better understanding and evaluation of the ongoing processes for sustainability. The Laboratory has an informal character and does not bind the reference structures of the participating members. The results of this shared commitment, marked by periodic meetings, are to be considered as a contribution of public interest and, consequently, will be made available to the community through the dissemination of related information, explanatory notes, and documentation.



Scientific Committee


Prof. Fabrizio Zucca – Member of the Eurispes Scientific Committee, CERTeT – Bocconi University



Nicola Armaroli, Research Director, National Research Council – CNR

Luca Brusati, University of Udine, Italian Project Coordinator INTEREST

Andrea del Negro, Sustainable Development – Intesa Sanpaolo International Subsidiary Banks

Andrea Delogu, Deputy News Director Mediaset Group

Emanuele Errichiello, EU Affairs Researcher, ESRC PhD Scholar London School of Economics

Luca Fornaroli, Board Member, Italian Packaging Institute

Virginia Intorcia, Global Risk Profile

Letizia Macrì, Corporate and Compliance Manager, AVIO

Paolo Motta, Eurispes Laboratory Expert on BRICS

Giuseppe Pezzini, Entrepreneur, PLItalia

Elena Repman, Director of the Europe Area, Sustainable Development Department of the Assembly of the Peoples of Eurasia

Marco Ricceri, Secretary General, Eurispes

Lanfranco Senn, Bocconi University

Gianfranco Tamburelli, Presidency of the Council of Ministers


  • Experts Notes: Jan Martin ROSSI. “The sustainability assessment model of the development of the European Investment Bank – EIB”, 26th April 2020
  • Experts Notes: Marco RICCERI. “The sustainability assessment model of the development of the Latin American Development Bank – CAF”, 26th April 2020
  • Experts Notes: Marco RICCERI. “The sustainability assessment model of the development of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration – CABEI”, 26th April 2020
  • Experts Notes: Roberta CIAMPO. “The sustainability assessment model of the development of the New Development Bank (NDB)”, 26th April 2020
  • Experts Notes: Roberta CIAMPO. “The sustainability assessment model of the development of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)”, 26th April 2020
  • Experts Notes: Ludovico SEMERARI. “The plans for assessing the sustainability of the development of the Islamic Development Bank – IsDB”, 26th April 2020

Notizie e Approfondimenti Osservatorio

Conference on “Sustainability, supply chain and artificial intelligence”. Eurispes sponsors the event

On Friday March 31st, starting at 9.30 a.m., at Bersi Serlini Franciacorta in Provaglio di Iseo, Brescia province, the event “Sustainability, supply chain and artificial intelligence”, sponsored by Eurispes, will […]

Supply chain, sustainability, risks and transformation. The Coordinator of the Eurispes Laboratory on Sustainability, Fabrizio Zucca, will take part in the conference

On Thursday 24 November from 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Enterprise Hotel (Corso Sempione 91) in Milan, there will be a meeting entitled ‘Supply chain today: sustainability, risks […]

Circular Cities, the way to urban sustainability

Circular Cities, the way to urban sustainability Speech by Prof. Fabrizio Zucca, coordinator of the Eurispes Laboratory on Sustainability Meeting “The future of western metropolis: what’s next?” Milan, 20 October […]

Eurispes and Forum for Sustainable Finance signed a partnership agreement

Eurispes, which has been engaged in economic and social research activities in Italy and internationally for many years, has launched a partnership with the Forum per la Finanza Sostenibile Ente […]

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