The distinctive vision of the Generali Group – to actively protect and enhance people’s lives – exemplifies our role towards society and the communities we operate in. It is an active role that engages us in ongoing dialogue with partners and institutions to promote and sponsor initiatives and major sporting and cultural events.
We pursue sport sponsorships that encourage healthy lifestyle, aimed at improving people’s well-being. We build partnerships with organizations that share our values, with an ongoing focus on championing a culture of sport among young people by fostering the related values of teamwork and social integration.
Running is a growing sport, a personal engagement activity. Besides a public health aspect, it carries with it cues of social engagement with the target community. We support many marathons in the countries where we have a presence such as Munich and Frankfurt Marathons, MPI Generali Run in Malaysia, Generali Miramar Family in Trieste and Milano Marathon in Italy through Europ Assistance. Our marathons also feature a family event as family participation is important to help motivate children to adopt a healthy lifestyle and aligns with our philosophy of improving health and well-being.
We are passionate supporters of winter sports and are continuing our long-term partnership with the Alpine Skiing FIS World Cup, focusing in particular on the main event in Kitzbühel. This passion is reinforced through our commitment to supporting the athletes and ski federations across different European markets.
Our sponsorship in sport also extends to sailing. We continue to sponsor several regattas: the Easter Regatta (Croatia) and the Barcolana, the most attended regatta in the world, held in the Gulf of Trieste (Italy). This year, during the Barcolana we launched the first Generali Cup aimed at the participation of Generali employees from all over the world. This first Generali Cup was a huge success with the participation of 50 colleagues from 20 different countries.
In sports team, we are also involved in football: we support the Croatian Football Federation, the National Soccer Team (ÖFB) in Austria and AC Sparta Praha and Generali Aréna stadium in Prague. In Spain we sponsor the National Rugby Team: we recognize rugby as a sport with strong values.
Discover the six basic principles for sport that is respectful of others and of the environment, in the Charte du sport responsable
We protect and improve people’s quality of life not only through our insurance offers but also by committing ourselves to preserve our artistic and cultural heritage and to safeguard the environment. We look after the things that matter by promoting initiatives that convey all the values of a positive continuity of our own heritage to the future generations.
In Venice, Generali is undertaking a unique restoration of its own Procuratie Vecchie, overlooking St. Mark’s Square, as well as the adjacent Royal Gardens. The project will provide a new experience of the St. Mark’s Square area, re-connecting these iconic spaces. For the Royal Gardens, Generali has decided to enter into a partnership with the Venice Gardens Foundation with the intention of restoring an important part of the history and art in the heart of Venice and return it to its residents and visitors. The historical drawbridge will also be restored to re-connect the gardens with St Mark’s Square and the Marciana museum district. Rediscovering our roots and enhancing our artistic and cultural heritage is important; making cities accessible places tailored to people’s lives is aligned with the mission of Generali, which is committed to supporting people’s well-being and quality of life. Generali was awarded the special Prize “Art Bonus” for the restauration of the Royal Gardens at Corporate Art Awards 2017. This award gives recognition to companies that have distinguished themselves by enhancing art and heritage.
We recognise that art is a powerful driver of knowledge and growth, so since 2014 we have been a main partner to help open to the public Venice's magnificent Palazzo Cini Gallery, Home Museum of the great collector Vittorio Cini. We have been working for many years alongside the Giorgio Cini Foundation as an institutional supporter and we are also promoting the new project of guided visits of the foundation on the Island of San Giorgio as we believe that it is fundamental to rediscover its roots and enhance the artistic and cultural heritage of its history to make it available to the community. Our commitment to culture is also demonstrated by specifically designed educational activities for young people. The Radici del Presente (Roots of the Present) museum in our premises in Piazza Venezia in Rome, is home to the Group's archaeological collection, which is accessible to visitors in a space designed particularly with young people in mind, where we organize thematic lessons for schools about archaeological topics.
We are actively engaged in promoting music, which we support through active partnerships with organizations like FEDORA, The European Circle of Philanthropists of Opera and Ballet. The FEDORA - Generali Prize for Opera is awarded to new opera co-productions of excellence created by emerging young artists. Music is supported also through partnerships with theatres including the Teatro la Fenice in Venice, Giuseppe Verdi Lyric Theatre and the Rossetti theatre in Trieste, and the Musikverein in Vienna.
We are also actively engaged in protecting the environment, both by raising awareness and through specific projects. In France we sponsor the Grand Ballon de Paris, a hot air balloon that measures pollution levels in the French capital by analysing air quality, in turn making an important contribution to science and understanding.
We work to raise environmental awareness in Asia through The Green Power Hike initiative in Hong Kong. Meanwhile in Italy, through Europ Assistance, we look after a 17-hectare forest known as the Bosco dei 100 Passi (The 100 Steps Wood) near Milan.
We promote health and provide safety education, with targeted projects for both children and adults. In the field of road safety, we are working with the Potholes project in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia, to make roads safer by continuously monitoring potholes. The website and app allow the public to report any potholes they find, anywhere in the country. In the Czech Republic, we promote a greater sense of responsibility in both drivers and commuters, through the Gentleman on the Road project. In Slovakia, with Apple and Lemon, we work with schoolchildren to raise awareness on the issues of speeding and alcohol abuse, in collaboration with the national police.
Find out more about the museum in Count Vittorio Cini's former home.
We are working to support and enhance Italy's historical and archaeological heritage. Find out more about the museum at our historic Rome office.
The Ballon de Paris, a hot air balloon equipped with scientific instruments, has been flying the Generali logo above Paris since 2013.
In Slovakia, the "Apple and Lemon" campaign involved the police organising a network of roadblocks for a week, operated with the assistance of pupils, teachers and our agents.
In terms of social initiatives, Generali actively contribute to the progress of society and operates with a long-term vision, above all by performing its role as responsible insurer and institutional investor. This social role is a part of Generali’s core business, promoting prevention and sound risk management. In the Community Generali launched a new global flagship initiative: The Human Safety Net. This initiative was created to unlock the potential of disadvantaged people and families in the communities where we operate. For further information, please visit the dedicated section and THSN website.
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