Intesa Sanpaolo wants to reduce inequality. New office in Brescia


The Carlo Messina-led bank is putting resources of 1.5 billion euros by 2027 and more than 1,000 people working at the bank every day toward these goals.

Intesa Sanpaolo’s social achievements and goals were outlined in Brescia at its new headquarters during a meeting attended by Giovanni Bazoli, chairman emeritus of Intesa Sanpaolo and the inspiration behind this commitment and the bank’s social identity; Paolo Bonassi, Intesa Sanpaolo’s head of central strategic initiatives and social impact; Laura Castelletti, mayor of Brescia; and Monsignor Gaetano Fontana, vicar general of the diocese of Brescia.

In the historic Palazzo Negroboni in Brescia’s Piazza del Duomo, initiatives designed and implemented by “Intesa Sanpaolo per il Sociale” will take place throughout Italy.

A budget of 1.5 billion will be available until 2027. More than 1,000 people will work on this project.

The group’s commitment to social work goes back five centuries of philanthropy and liberality, but it is “since 2018 that it has entered the business plan as a strategic goal of the bank, including the one underway until 2025,” it emerged at a press conference in Brescia.

“This moment is exciting because it sanctions a return to Brescia of those values that our bank has brought throughout Italy,” says Giovanni Bazoli.

Brescia will be the “heart and mind of the large program spread throughout the country wanted by Carlo Messina,” highlights Paolo Bonassi.