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“We are committed, with the AXA Research Fund and Bocconi University, to promote knowledge and raise awareness to move forward on the challenge of equality and to create a culture of change. Women are a vital force, fundamental to economic and social development. As an insurer, AXA has a key role to play in helping to achieve an inclusive and resilient society. This is part of AXA's purpose: we act for human progress by protecting what matters”

Giacomo Gigantiello, AXA Italy CEO

genderBeginning with the institution of the permanent AXA-Bocconi Chair in Risk, assigned to Prof. Massimo Marinacci, AXA and Bocconi have been collaborating over the years on numerous projects, driven by a mutual spirit of innovation and, together with the strength of the University’s human capital, represents a fundamental feature for attracting the most talented students and researchers, offering them real opportunities for the future. Indeed, AXA, like Bocconi, believes in people and in progress, investing in digital innovation and environmental, economic, and social sustainability.   
With these premises and the profitable collaboration between both companies, in 2020 the AXA Lab on Gender Equality was born, consisting of a team of researchers under the direction of Paola Profeta. This groundbreaking research project was designed to increase the awareness of gender diversity in society with a view to promoting a cultural change and spurring institutional decision-makers to take action to construct an increasingly inclusive society. 

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