MEMBER OF THE UNION.ETICA GLOBAL LOANS EVALUATION COMMITTEE – TORINO, 2007 – 2006
This body examines the requests brought forward by cooperatives looking for financing from the European Social Fund ‘small subsidies’ facility. Union.Etica has been incorporated in 2003 on the initiative of the Unionfidi-Piemonte and the Ethical Popular Bank. The Region of Piedmont has chosen Union.Etica as the Intermediary Organism for the Global Loans and entrusted it with regard to the granting of the small subsidies.
SYRIAN MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT | FINOPI-INTESA | ENDESA-ITALIA – DAMASCUS, 2006
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.
FONDAZIONE HOUSING SOCIALE / CARIPLO – MILAN, 2006
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”.
EUROPEAN UNION | ITALIAN MINISTRY OF LABOR | REGIONE LOMBARDIA – MILAN, 2007 – 2004
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.
MASTER IN EUROPROGETTAZIONE – VENEZIA, 25 MAY 2004
MUNICIPALITY OF PALERMO | ISTITUTO PER L’ORIENTE – ROME, 1997
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’.
ITALIAN NATIONAL TRUST | VILLA VALGUARNERA – BAGHERIA 1996-2002
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.
THE WORLD BANK GROUP | US STATE DEPARTMENT – WASHINGTON DC, 25-26 SEPTEMBER 1986
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.