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Monday, October 25, 2021 ( 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CET)

Rethinking capitalism: towards a more sustainable and inclusive global economy

The meeting will be available only in Italian

The pandemic has highlighted a number of critical issues in our economic system and, today, the question arises as to whether this can and should be reconsidered. Is capitalism still able to provide answers to the crucial problems of society, including health, social inequalities, the digital divide and, even more clearly, the environmental crisis?
According to Mariana Mazzucato, one of the world’s most respected economists and attentive observer of the costs/benefits of our economic model, we can only respond to these problems if we look back at capitalism, making it more inclusive, sustainable and driven by that sense of innovation that is able to concretely address the problems of our time.
Quoting her latest book "Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism" hers is - an urgent call to mobilize our resources with the same level of audacity and innovation that guided the landing on the Moon -. This implies changing the tools and culture of governments, create new business governance indicators and ensure that companies, governments and civil society unite towards common goals. 
She will discuss the following topics:
  • "false myths" that prevent progress;
  • the most urgent challenges we have to face;
  • the vision of public/private partnerships oriented to a common mission.


Monday, October 25, 2021
4:30 pm - 5 pm CET
Speech by Mariana Mazzucato
5 pm - 5:30 pm CET

Mariana Mazzucato

Professor of Economics of Innovation and Public Value, University College London (UCL)

Professor of Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL), where she is founding director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose (IIPP). She provides expertise to politicians around the world on inclusive and sustainable innovation-driven growth.
She is the author of several bestsellers: The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths (2013), The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy (2018) and the recent Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism (2021).
She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of the United Kingdom (Facss) and of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.
Winner of numerous international awards, she was named one of the 3 most important thinkers on innovation by The New Republic, among the 50 most creative people in the business by Fast Company, and among the 25 leaders that shape the future of capitalism by WIRED.
She currently holds important international positions: President of the World Health Organization Council on Health Economics for All; Member of the OECD Secretary-General’s Advisory Group on a New Narrative of Growth; Member of the United Nations High Level Consultative Committee on Economic and Social Affairs.
As special advisor to the EC Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation (2017-2019), she was the author of the Report "Mission-Oriented Research & Innovation in the European Union", transforming the "missions" in a crucial new instrument in the European Commission’s Horizon innovation programme.