Fondazione CRT an engine of sustainable and inclusive development
Founded in 1991, Fondazione CRT is Italy’s third largest foundation of banking origin in terms of assets. It has granted a total of more than EUR 2 billion for over 42,000 projects in the fields of art, research, education, welfare, the environment and innovation in the North West in a national and international dimension.
Environmental impact, partnerships for sustainable development, gender equality, inclusion and the fight against inequality are the guidelines that have always guided Fondazione CRT, becoming a fully integrated part of its activities: programs and initiatives are increasingly ” sized” to the goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
The Foundation also experiments with interventions in the logic of impact investing. One of the main examples at the European level is the urban regeneration of OGR Torino, the former Officine Grandi Riparazioni of trains, redeveloped by Fondazione CRT and converted into an innovative international centre for art and culture, scientific, technological and industrial research, and food.
Fondazione CRT is also active in the main international networks of philanthropy such as EVPA and Philea. It also collaborates with the United Nations and other organisations on a global scale to strengthen the integration of the SDGs in its own interventions as well as in those of the other entities of the Fondazione CRT ‘galaxy’: Società Consortile per Azioni OGR-CRT, Scialuppa Onlus (set up in 1998 for the prevention of usury), Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Fondazione Sviluppo e Crescita (for patient investments with a declared social impact), REAM SGR S.p.A. (a real estate asset management company with a social and development vocation), and Fondazione ULAOP Onlus for children.