Founded in June 2004 as an autonomous and independent body, the Foundation aims to promote and enhance a culture of innovation as a driver of ideas, projects and activities to make a positive social, environmental and cultural impact.
The Foundation was established in honor of Carlo Pesenti (1907-1984), one of Italy’s most prominent industrial and financial figures in the Post-War Period.
The Pesenti Foundation develops modern interactions between the public sector and for-profit/non-profit private sector, providing sustainable solutions to major social challenges.
The Foundation’s new areas of focus aim at promoting and supporting the development of new socially-relevant enterprises, especially businesses established by young people.
The Foundation’s mission today is to be a real community resource operating with an international perspective and providing an entrepreneurial approach to social and economic actions.
The Pesenti Foundation is always attentive to the needs of the territory and has implemented and sustained numerous cultural, educational and charitable initiatives over the years.
Among the most significant projects are: partnerships with Italian and foreign universities; continued support for scientific research; humanitarian aid and social solidarity; artistic and cultural patronage; international conferences on matters of economic and social relevance.