Combining the financial instruments provided by the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to the Islamic modes of financing in order to produce electricity from methane gas emanating from the landfills of Damascus, Homs, Ladakie and Alep.
First-ever Italian real estate Shariah-compliant transaction vetted and accepted by the tax authorities. Acquisition of a dismantled factory to be turned into a ‘cultural center’ in the medieval city of Pavia. Release of “Accesso alla casa per gli immigrati – Il mutuo islamico”.
Conception, authorship and management of ‘NewLifeStyles’ a 3-year European-wide initiative on solidarity economy aiming at the consolidation of the networks of social economy.
Authorship of the “Progetto Pilota Genoardo” to achieve social and financial inclusion (from guests to citizens) for the Tunisian and Moroccan communities living in Sicily through bespoke urban, housing, and financial policies. The PPP took inspiration from the ‘Geniza Papers’.
Editor of the executive project “Complesso monumentale di Villa Valguarnera in Bagheria (Pa) : Programma generale degli interventi di restauro – Luglio 2000”. Coordination of architects and urban planners; working relationship with the ‘Monuments and Fine Arts Office’ of the Regione Sicilia.
Attending, at the invitation of the World Bank and the US State Department, the ‘International Conference on Islamic Banking and Finance’ held at the Madison Hotel. Introducing Islamic financing as an ethical and complementary finance. This event kick started Islamic finance in the United States.
Runner on the gold and cotton trading pits of the Commodities Exchange Center (New York) and on the wheat, soyabeans and corn trading pits of the Mercantile Exchange (Chicago).