SEA Group and Opes, a first case of Corporate Social Investing

Milan, Apr 13 SEA Group (Società Esercizi Aeroportuali), who manages the Milan Malpensa and Linate airports, in the context of its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy has granted 80 thousand EUR to Opes Foundation aimed at investing into high impact social enterprises.
The partnership has been announced today during the Social Challenge Day, organized by SEA at the Sheraton Malpensa Hotel. It's the first case in Italy of a large corporation resolving to include impact investing within its CSR plan, a trend which is gradually expanding at international level and has been described by some researchers using the concept of  "Corporate Social Investing". 

"The decision of SEA is a very encouraging step" - said Elena Casolari, President of Opes - "a first
sign of attention from the Italian corporate sector towards the innovative forms of CSR which are being tested at international level".

SEA Group manages and develops the Malpensa and Linate airports and is among the leading ten operators in Europe in traffic volume terms, both on the passenger and cargo segments, and in Italy respectively second and first in these business areas.