AN INTEGRATED MODEL
OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
The Venice Sustainability Foundation was born from the belief that the history of resilience of the City of Venice – its continuous and ingenious search for balance between the needs of a community of inhabitants and the particular environment that hosts it – can inspire the realization of a sustainable future, able to overcome the complex challenges that threaten its very survival.
The Foundation aims to respond to the main problems of the lagoon city and its metropolitan surroundings by promoting a plan of interventions that is functional to:
- the relaunch, in an ESG key, of the social economy of the territory;
- the creation of a new integrated model (environmental, economic, social) of sustainable territorial development, as a best practice of global value, that can be a reference for other urban realities worldwide.
The Foundation aims, in particular, to promote/facilitate synergies between the different stakeholders interested in the sustainability of the same territorial area.
Established on March 14 2022, under the patronage of the Italian Government, the Foundation is composed of a structured partnership of regional and local authorities, the main Venetian cultural and academic institutions and a group of large companies interested in the sustainable development of the Venetian area
The Foundation is chaired by Professor Renato Brunetta. Vice-presidents are Dr. Luca Zaia, President of the Regional Council of Veneto, and Dr. Luigi Brugnaro, Mayor of Venice.