Poste Italiane was among the key players at the annual Center for Corporate Reporting (CCR) symposium, which brings together international leaders in reporting and strategic communications. This year’s theme focused on ‘showing value and building trust’. Over 300 guests were in attendance at the GDI in Rüschlikon, Switzerland, and many also streamed the event live. The plenary lectures and best practice sessions were also attended by numerous experts from the fields of communication, investor relations, finance, sustainability and governance.
Poste Italiane’s best practices
Under the main topic ‘Show value, build trust’, speakers discussed the impact of changes such as digitisation, climate change or new regulatory efforts to create a sustainable economy. The focus was on the question of how companies can create value and win the trust of stakeholders. Among the speakers was also Massimiliano Riggi, Head of Investor Relations at Poste Italiane who, after recalling Poste Italiane’s omnichannel strategy and its 160th anniversary, introduced his speech as follows: “Poste Italiane is well aware that there are strong connections between non-financial assets such as digitalisation for local communities, diversity & inclusion, growth of people and reductions in polluting emissions. In his speech, Riggi then illustrated Poste Italiane’s best practices in this regard, giving examples of how the Group has managed to integrate its social mission and increased stakeholder trust.
The past year has been full of recognition for the work of the Poste Group, in particular for the company’s focus on sustainability policies, which are now the guiding star of every Group activity. The company joined the new MIB® ESG index launched by Euronext and Borsa Italiana, ranking first out of all the companies on the index. The new basket is dedicated to blue chip companies listed in Italy that adopt best practices in environmental, social and corporate governance issues. Poste Italiane is also the world leader in the ESG Overall Score ranking on sustainable development policies with the highest score at the global level, confirming its presence in the ‘Advanced’ section and improving by 10 points compared to the rating of the previous two years. The Group also achieved an ‘A-‘ rating in the annual CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) ranking, falling into the ‘Leadership’ bracket for the second year in a row and thus confirming its role as a company at the forefront of the fight against climate change.