As a Group – and as people – we believe in the power of inclusion to restore the social connections that we often see weakening nowadays. Above all, we have chosen to promote sport as a way to bring people together and share values.
INSIEME (“Together”) is our latest initiative to promote sport for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and at risk of exclusion, by targeting pupils at primary and secondary schools in several outer-Milan districts. In 2017, we held a multisport camp at the Cesare Beccaria Young Offender Institution in Milan, offering the young detainees a week of sport and competition within a framework of rules and fair play.
In 2016, we teamed up with the Italian Paralympic Committee (CIP) for the #Oltre (“Beyond”) project, aimed at spreading the values of Paralympic sport as a way to encourage social integration, and to celebrate a culture of achievement and fair play.
We are committed to a number of other initiatives for the social inclusion of children and young people. In the UK, through Cairn Capital, we support Magic Breakfast, which provides healthy breakfasts to needy children at British schools, the Prince’s Trust, which helps young people get into work, the Coram Foundation, which directly supports vulnerable children and their families, and STOP the Traffik, which campaigns against human trafficking. Through Compagnie Monégasque de Banque, we also support the Monaco Hotel Management School, which trains talented young people for the luxury tourism and hospitality industry, a key sector of Monaco’s economy.
Finally, we are a partner of the Valore D Association, which promotes women leaders in business.
Mediobanca Group INSIEME
Organised in partnership with CUS Milano Rugby and sponsored by the City of Milan, INSIEME (“Together”) promotes social inclusion through sport in a number of areas on the outskirts of the city. The project launched in the Quarto Oggiaro neighbourhood and in the coming years will be extended to the Baggio and Via Padova districts, with the goal of reaching at least 1500 boys and girls aged between 8 and 14.
CUS Milano Rugby organises activities through a team of qualified professionals, who visit at least three local schools per area to introduce children to rugby, volleyball and athletics. After-school training sessions are organised at a local sports centre throughout the school year.
The children also benefit from the presence of a sports psychologist and are given a check-up by a doctor to make sure they are fit to do sport. All necessary equipment is provided free of charge.
For more information, visit www.mediobanca.com/it/stampa-comunicazione/news/progettoINSIEME_CS2017.html
Italian Paralympic Committee
On 12 May 2016, Mediobanca Group teamed up with the Italian Paralympic Committee (CIP) to help support and spread the values of Paralympic sport.
Mediobanca, Compass and CheBanca! have worked with the CIP at leading events such as the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (7–18 September 2016), and will continue to do so at the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The partnership also covers the Italian Paralympic Awards, National Paralympic Day (2016, 2018 and 2020), and all national and international events promoted by the CIP and dedicated to the Paralympic ideal.
The Italian Paralympic Committee is a confederation of national Paralympic sports federations. It was established in March 2005 to coordinate and organise sporting events across the country and to promote Paralympic sports as a means to the social and cultural integration of people with disabilities. The CIP is the Paralympic counterpart of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI).
For more information, visit www.mediobanca.com/oltre
Mediobanca Sport Camp
Mediobanca Sport Camp is an initiative for detainees at the Cesare Beccaria Young Offender Institution in Milan. Sponsored by the Group and overseen by the City of Milan, the initiative aims to use sport to promote social interaction and facilitate offenders’ reintegration into society after serving their sentences. The first Sport Camp involved around forty offenders aged 16 to 21 and focused on various team sports (rugby, soccer, swimming and basketball), providing them with a constructive use of time while in custody.
Alongside training sessions, time was also dedicated to discussing the values and spirit of rugby and sport in general, and the importance of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. The initiative provided an opportunity to upgrade the institution’s playing field with rugby goalposts and new soccer goals.
For more information, visit www.mediobanca.com/it/stampa-comunicazione/news/gruppo-mediobanca-sport-camp-2017