"Audiovisual Naples Hub," "Urban Forestry" and "Mixed Ability" projects win Entain Foundation's CSR Award 2023

"Audiovisual Naples Hub," "Urban Forestry" and "Mixed Ability" projects win Entain Foundation's CSR Award 2023

The Entain Foundation today announced the winning associations of the second edition of its CSR Award.

The award honored associations throughout Italy engaged in the development of social inclusion projects through the practice of sports, and, for the first time this year, entities active in environmental protection and thecreation of opportunities for inclusion through the use ofdigitaltechnologies.

The award ceremony was held in Rome, at Palazzo Wedekind, following the talk "Social Infrastructure and Public-Private Partnerships to Ensure Continuity of Resources for the Third Sector," which involved representatives from institutions and the sports world. Speakers included, Diego Nepi Molineris, CEO of Sport e SaluteS.p.A, Lodovico Mazzolin, Director General of the Istituto per il Credito Sportivo, Hon. Giampiero Zinzi, member of the Environment, Territory and Public Works Commission, Luca Toni, soccer player, TV commentator and supporter of inclusion projects through sports, Giuliano Guinci, head of Institutional Relations and CSR of the Entain Group in Italy, with conclusions by Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Economy and Finance Sandra Savino.

The discussion focused on the long-term planning of investments and in particular those in social infrastructure, actions necessary to give continuity, transparency and effectiveness to the projects of third sector associations supported by Foundations and private companies.

"A long-term vision and strong coordination between institutions, third sector entities and the private operators who support them are necessary to ensure the success of inclusion projects within the communities where they are implemented," said Giuliano Guinci, head of Institutional Relations and CSR for the Entain Group in Italy.

Atotal of fifteen associations will be supported by the Entain Foundation in 2024, providing continuity to many projects already started with the last edition of the award and adding new challenges identified this year.

With the support of a panel of experts, such as Raffaella Giugni, Head of Institutional Relations of Marevivo, Mirta Michilli, Director Generalof Fondazione Mondo Digitale, Pietro Saccò, journalist and social communication expert, and Gabriele Sepio, a court -appointed lawyer who is an expert in third sector regulations,the projects "Audiovisual Naples Hub," "Urban Forestation," and "Mixed Ability" for the enhancement of human resources residing in marginalized areas, protection of areas of environmental value, and internationality were selected as first runners-up in particular.

Given the high social impact of the fifteen submitted projects, the Foundation decided to support them with a total funding of more than 300 thousand euros.

"We are excited to continue our commitment this year, thanks to the Entain Foundation, alongside associations that carry out important inclusion projects through sports," concluded Giuliano Guinci , "and to be able to extend our support, for the first time, to organizations dedicated to social inclusion through environmental protection and the use of digital technologies. This allows us to make a broader and, we hope, even more relevant contribution to the territories in which we operate, in line with the objectives of our Foundation."