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The CIR group promotes a growing number of initiatives where there is information, dialogue and listening to involve the stakeholders and make them an active part of the groupís activities. These initiatives are aimed particularly at shareholders and the financial community, institutions and employees. There is also no lack of initiatives for the community, partly through support in various forms for the activities of various non-profit associations and foundations

CIR, in particular, supports the Rodolfo Debenedetti Foundation, dedicated to the memory of its first chairman and active in research on the subject of employment, poverty and inequality, social and welfare policies and immigration. The companies of the group are also committed to the development of further initiatives bringing involvement and dialogue: in the healthcare and automotive components sectors there are numerous activities aimed at the local areas in which the group operates, whereas in the media sector the events are aimed prevalently at users and readers.

Espresso contributes to sustainable development by offering support to the communities in which it operates, with the organization of live journalism events and social initiatives publicized through its technological platforms. Of the main initiatives in favour of the community, the following should be highlighted:
  • Repubblica delle Idee, the travelling festival launched in 2012 consisting of meetings, debates, readings, workshops, musical and theatrical shows and exhibitions. The aim of the event is to promote in the piazzas of Italian towns and cities a meeting between the newspaper and the local communities of its readers. In 2015 the festival was held in Udine, Genoa and Pescara;
  • Deejay Ten, the race organized by Radio Deejay in some of the main towns and cities of Italy. Launched in 2005 by Milan as an initiative between friends, over the years it has grown exponentially, reaching tens of thousands of participants. The 2015 edition was organized in Milan, Florence and Bari and about 50,000 runners took part.
KOS organizes initiatives in the community, especially in the areas where its facilities are located, to raise awareness, advise and inform on the subjects of rehabilitation, the third age and care for the elderly. The initiatives in the local areas also include concerts, and cultural and sporting events. KOS gives support to:

  • Epsilon, a foundation that aims to contribute to guaranteeing a better future for third-world children in terms of healthcare, food and education;
  • Santo Stefano Sport, a association that promotes sporting activities and trains athletes involved in wheelchair basketball, junior basketball, track and field events, golf, five-a-side football, target shooting and sailing; it is also a team active in the wheelchair basketball championship in serie A1.
Lastly, Sogefi is a partner of ICA, a project launched in Brazil in 1997, which enables children and young people between the ages of 2 and 24 to benefit free of charge from educational and training initiatives that complement their schooling, in order to have greater opportunities for training and finding employment opportunities. 
Espresso: Deejay Ten in Milan