Culture, Research and Innovation
The Group is an integral part of the communities where we work. For us, promoting culture, encouraging innovation and investing in research is a way of supporting those communities. Through our commitment to education and research, we endeavour to help meet the emerging needs of society.
One of our main projects is the MBRES Area, the Group’s economic and financial research centre, which publishes studies and research primarily online and free of charge. As a further part of our efforts to improve financial awareness, since 2012 we have ensured that the Vincenzo Maranghi Historical Archive is kept up-to-date. In addition, we have a historical library of works on the history of Italian and world economic analysis, collected over the years by Enrico Cuccia, Vincenzo Maranghi and Ariberto Mignoli. The library has been open to the public since 2014.
In line with this commitment to education, in 2013 we joined the Junior Achievement project. Through the initiative, professionals from various sectors work with Italian schools to assist teachers in introducing pupils to topics related to the economy, business and personal finance. We also promote financial education for women through the Academy for Women and Finance programme run by Compagnie Monégasque de Banque, which supports women clients with the management of family wealth.
Alongside our commitment to financial education, we invest in the promotion of culture in general. In 1978, we began collecting the writings of Cesare Beccaria into a 16-volume series. The series was completed in 2009, encapsulating the ideals of justice and commitment to public life. In 2014, the Group restored the façade of the Accademia dei Filodrammatici theatre. Home of the academy’s drama school, the theatre is a founding member of the École des Écoles, a European network promoting cultural co-operation in the performing arts.
The Group is a partner of the Civita Association, which works to promote and protect Italy’s artistic heritage. Through Compagnie Monégasque de Banque, we sponsor the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Grimaldi Forum, two of the Principality’s leading cultural institutions.
In the field of research, Mediobanca was the prime mover behind the establishment of the European Institute of Oncology (IEO) in Milan. And when it comes to innovation, CheBanca! has set up Che Futuro!, an online space where bloggers, journalists, entrepreneurs, architects and designers can share their experiences and ideas.
MBRES Research Area
Mediobanca’s Research Area (“Area Studi”) has conducted specialist economic and financial research since 1946. It comprises the Group’s Research Department, which undertakes advanced analysis and research, and a separate company called Ricerche e Studi (R&S), which was founded in 1970 with its own team of expert researchers to build on the studies conducted since 1946 on businesses and markets.
R&S publishes research on issues affecting businesses, economic sectors and national and international financial markets. The Research Department instead focuses its work on financial analysis and industry studies.
Major publications include Principali Società Italiane, an annual ranking of leading Italian companies, providing an authoritative and exhaustive list covering all economic sectors, and Dati Cumulativi, an annual statistical survey on the results of Italian companies grouped by industry, which is unique in the depth of its historical series and the coverage of its performance data.
Most of the Area’s research can be accessed online and free of charge.
For more information on the MBRES Research Area, visit www.mbres.it
Vincenzo Maranghi Historical Archive
Mediobanca’s Historical Archive is managed by the MBRES Area. It was named after Vincenzo Maranghi in June 2012.
Fully digitised and constantly updated, the archive comprises documents on the bank’s history and business activities. The collection’s guidelines, areas of study and publication programmes are set by a three-person committee (Giorgio La Malfa – Chairman, Marcello De Cecco and Pietro Trimarchi).
In June 2014, the Archive was recognised as being “of historical interest” under Lombardy’s Cultural and Landscape Heritage Code.
For more information on the Historical Archive, visit www.archiviostoricomediobanca.it
European Institute of Oncology (IEO)
The IEO is Italy’s leading private cancer centre. It was founded in Milan on the initiative of Mediobanca, which is its biggest shareholder with a stake of about 25%. The centre provides cancer treatment, conducts cancer research, and also oversees the Monzino Cardiological Centre, Milan’s leading specialist heart centre.
Organised into the three areas of Patient Care, Research and Education, the IEO strives for excellence in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment through clinical and scientific research, organisational and management innovation, and a constant focus on the quality of care provided to patients.
Since 2008, the IEO has organised an annual “IEO for Women” event, in which breast cancer patients are invited to share their experiences, in the belief that care should go beyond hospitalisation and treatment. In 2016, the IEO Women’s Cancer Centre was opened, the first in Italy dedicated to women’s health before, during and after cancer treatment.
For more information on the IEO, visit www.ieo.it