The Human Safety Net
Creating Opportunities for a Better Life
The Human Safety Net is a global movement to empower disadvantaged people, powered by Generali and launched in October 2017.
The Human Safety Net is how our Group is integrating sustainability into all that we do. Consistent with our Sustainability Framework, it is how we are becoming a company and brand with purpose.
Programmes target different societal challenges, but share a common purpose: to unlock human potential by inspiring people to help people.
We want to help unlock the potential of disavantaged people so that they can trasform their own lives and those of their families and communities.
Philippe Donnet, Group CEO
A Movement of People Helping People
The Human Safety Net is inspired by the idea of ‘chain aid’, where those who benefit may one day give back to someone else, creating a ‘ripple’ of positive change that extends worldwide with limitless potential.
We believe that everyone should have the opportunity for a better life through a sustainable livelihood.
Unlock the potential of disadvantaged people so that they can transform the lives of their families and communities.
The Human Safety Net is an accelerator that protects and supports disadvantaged people in creating opportunities that benefit themselves and the communities they live in. We do this through protecting, investing, training, and mentoring.
The Human Safety Net for Families
This programme will promote equal-life chances for children who grow up in poverty. The Human Safety Net will provide support to thousands of parents during the first six years of their child’s life, which has been scientifically proven as the most formative period. These years will shape what a child achieves in school, their health, and their future career path.
The Human Safety Net for Refugee Start-Ups
Generali is taking a different approach to the refugee crisis in Europe by empowering refugees to realise their entrepreneurial potential and build livelihoods in their new ‘home’ countries with dignity. This programme aims to help refugees to set up thousands of new businesses, jobs, and opportunities for work.
The Human Safety Net for Newborns
Generali will work with the medical community and parents to improve prevention and treatment for a devastating birth condition called asphyxia. Asphyxia leaves many babies handicapped for the rest of their lives and tragically even results in the death of newborns. The asphyxia programme aims to train and equip professionals to help save thousands of lives from this potentially fatal condition.
Generali has given The Human Safety Net a home in one if its most prized real estate assets: the Procuratie Vecchie, in the world’s most iconic square: Saint Mark’s in Venice. World renowned architects are restoring the Procuratie Vecchie and adjacent Royal Gardens to their former glory for completion in 2020.
Visit TheHumanSafetyNet.org to learn more.