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WHO WE ARE

Our team is composed by professionals that have long-standing experience in the fields of:
  • Business management and strategic development

  • Impact investing, inclusive finance and impact entrepreneurship

  • Innovative technology implementation and new business models

  • Research and analysis on sustainability themes

  • Evaluation based on ESG and financial ratings

 
STEFANO POGUTZ

Founder and President Board of Directors 

Stefano is a long-standing scholar in the field of sustainability. He is currently tenured faculty at Bocconi University, Department of Management and Technology, and SDA professor of Corporate Sustainability. He designed and was the former director of Bocconi University’s Master in Green Management, Energy and CSR, the world’s best ranked master in Sustainable Development and Environmental Management. He co-founded IMPACTAGE after collecting more than 25 years of experience in the area of sustainability, green management, measurement and sustainability reporting, supply chain and innovation management. He posed focus on topics such as clean tech and renewables, waste management, hydrogen and fuel cells, publishing books, reports and papers on international academic journals. He graduated in Business Administration from Bocconi University and has a Phd in Sustainability and International Management at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.

ALESSANDRO CREMONESI

Founder and Executive Board Member

Alessandro earned more than 25 years’ experience in CEO, CFO and Corporate Development roles, maturing a deep understanding in numerous sectors such as luxury/fashion, engineering, manufacturing, financial and strategic consultancy. He led primary companies such as Jil Sander Group, Siat and Techint Group, where he leveraged his skills in strategic and commercial development. He has mastered creative and commercial teams’ recruitment processes, financial strategic management operations and directed turnaround activities. He also gathered global experience and flexibility being exposed to diverse international settings as USA, Mexico, Swiss and Italian professional environments.

FABIO MALANCHINI

Founder and Executive Board Member

Fabio is a qualified entrepreneur, CEO and board member, with more than 25 years’ experience in microfinance, SMEs, impact investing and innovative financial instruments in 50+ countries. He co-founded IMPACTAGE after successfully co-founding Microfinanza Srl and MFR, where he also collected competencies as a CEO. Microfinanza Srl is a consulting company specialized in microfinance and financial inclusion, while MFR is an international rating agency specialized in microfinance. He is also currently CEO at Impact Fin Italia. He was Partner and Co-founder of Impact Finance Management, an impact investing fund specialized in agribusiness, energy and microfinance. He obtained two master’s degrees, the first in economic and social disciplines and the second in economics, both from Bocconi University, Milan.

ANDREA POGUTZ

Founder and Senior Partner

Andrea spent more than 20 years working on Digital Transformation and Innovation, managing highly complex ICT transformation programs working for multinational companies heterogeneous in size, corporate culture and core business (e.g. Reply, NTT Data, Capgemini, EY).

Andrea worked in different Sectors (from Telco to Media and Financial Services) supporting clients into designing and implementing new business and service models and managing very heterogeneous projects end-to-end:  from strategy to solutions scouting, from technology adoption choice to service integration and application maintenance.

In the last years he was supporting several Open Innovation and Tech Transfer Programs, both at national and at international scale.

Andrea graduated in physics from Università degli Studi di Milano and obtained a Master in Business Administration at SDA Bocconi.

ALDO MOAURO

Founder and Senior Partner 

Aldo is an expert of the financial sector, that collected more than 20 years of global working experience in the area. He is currently CEO at MFR, one of the partners of IMPACTAGE that he co-founded. In his long-standing experience he covered roles such as financial analyst, board of directors’ member, manager and CEO, and he matured a deep understanding of the SMEs sector as well as fair trade, sustainable finance, microfinance, mobile money and off-grid networks. He also set up and managed the microfinance investment portfolio of Banca Popolare Etica and the financial consortium ETIMOS. Aldo graduated in political economy from Università degli Studi di Trento, and obtained a master in SMEs’ Marketing Management at Accademia Commercio e Turismo di Trento.

GIAMPIETRO PIZZO

Founder and Non-Executive Board Member

Giampietro spent more than 30 years specializing in the microfinance sector. He is currently president and founding partner of Microfinanza, a consulting company providing technical assistance to microfinance institutions and developing financial inclusion initiatives; he is co-founder of MFR, an international rating agency specialized in microfinance. After such a long time in the investment sector, he masters skills such as coordinating and implementing technical assistance activities, evaluating projects, researching initiatives for international and bilateral bodies. He is also an expert in financial inclusion frameworks, rural and SME finance. Giampietro graduated in Economics and Business and obtained an orientation in political economy at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.  

BARBARA COMINELLI

Senior Advisory Board

Barbara has collected 25 years of managerial experience in the ICT, Telco, Energy and Consulting industries in Italy and internationally; her expertise covers are: General Management, P&L management, Corporate Governance and ESG, Strategy and M&As, Planning, Marketing, CRM and Customer Experience, Digital and Management of Large Operations. She has a wide international experience: she studied/worked in Italy, UK, USA, Spain, The Netherlands and she has a successful track record in managing culturally diverse organizations.

She currently CEO of JLL Italy and she covered top positions at Microsoft Italia, Vodafone and Techint.

She has also been nominated by Inspiring Fifty one of the top 50 influential women in Tech in Europe both in 2016 and 2017.

RITA NERI WOLFF

Senior Advisory Board

Rita is a "Pur sang" entrepreneur that has created multiple companies in the fields of marketing and communication, and the silver economy. Thanks to more than twenty years of experience, she acquired a variety of competences such as strategic business planning, international business development and service delivery, long-term relationship management, market and product development, cultural/people change management and an expert knowledge on digital Trade Marketing and Communication solutions. She is currently CEO di Over&Over Srl and Partner of Wolff Neri srl: company specialized in the silver economy development. She was partner of EY Business Advisory and has been CEO of various communication companies such as Neri Wolff spa, Neri Marini srl and Menabò Srl.

ROBERTO ARIOTTI

Senior Advisory Board

Roberto is President of the Board of Directors of Fonderie Ariotti S.p.A., a historic company that was born in 1910, which activity was managed by 4 generations of the same family that led the company to a position of leadership in the niche of building parts for the renewable energy market, special mechanic, presses and machine tools. He is currently president of the Executive Committee of the European Foundry Association. He is also president of the Italian Foundry Association and president of the BoD of Fonderie Ariotti SpA .

PARTNERS

The promoters of this project are part of Microfinanza Group, which includes 3 companies with a long track record in sustainable finance.
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MICROFINANZA S.r.l

Advisory Company

MFR

Leading rating agency

IMPACT FIN Italia

An investment company

Advisory company focused on microfinance, SME lending and sustainable finance, that provides technical assistance, project design and implementation services.

Leading rating agency specialized in microfinance, SME lending and digital finance.

An investment company focusing on asset management and innovative financial mechanisms.

 
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