WHO WE ARE
GOLDEN stands for
The evolution of GOLDEN
The GOLDEN program was established in 2010 and ￼went through several evolutionary stages, building on (and integrating) previous experiences, to constantly sharpen the engagement delivery approach
Network and research protocol development
Grant applications and eco-systems change approach
Refinement of research tools and tailored projects
Intensified cooperation with international organizations
Research Through Education
Merging field research with innovative executive education designs
Integrated Impact Development
Engaging business and social enterprise in cross-fertilization, experimentation and impact generation
GOLDEN integrates a variety of skills and expertise. We are academic researchers across business-, social-, environmental- and neuro-sciences, innovation leaders, entrepreneurs, social impact experts, development experts, impact venture capitalists, consultants, human capital specialists, impact finance
Maurizio ZolloFounder - President
Bocconi University is represented by Maurizio Zollo, Chaired Professor in Corporate Strategy and Sustainability at the Management and Technology Department. Maurizio is also former President of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) after having served as editor of the European Management Review, EURAM’s official journal. He helped establish the European Academy of Business in Society and served for a decade on its Executive Committee. He is also a co-founder of the Stakeholder Strategy interest group of the Strategic Management Society and a past member of Executive Committee of the strategy division of the Academy of Management.
Before joining Bocconi University in September 2007, he served for 10 years on the faculty of INSEAD in the strategy department. He holds a Ph.D. degree in management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Maurizio also is a member of the Core Members Group.
Frank BrückFounder - Executive Vice-President
Frank Brueck is in charge of the Program Management of GOLDEN. He holds a Master and Doctoral Degree in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics (WU). Previous positions include Coordinator of the Program on Intercultural Competence and Management at WU Wien. He served for several years as Director of the International Studies Center of WU. He is an experienced trainer, consultant and lecturer in Intercultural Management, Cross-cultural Training and CSR. He is President of the Society of Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR Austria) and Executive Editor of the European Journal of Cross-cultural Competence and Management (EJCCM).
Livio ScalviniFounder - Vice-President
He is CEO and Co - Founder of Golden4Impact and Co - Founder of Golden Foundation.
He has served as Founder and CEO of Corporate Venture Capital, Head and Executive Director of Venture Capital, Global Director of Corporate Innovation, Head of Strategy and Marketing in Investment Banking for International Financial Institutions in Europe (Italy, France, UK). As a Global Director of Corporate Innovation in Intesa Sanpaolo he has shaped and delivered acceleration platforms fo more than 1.200 tech and social start ups, created and managed Venture Capital and Corporate Venture Capital funds, as well as innovation advisory teams for multinational companies.
He has been Managing Director of Research and Entrepreneurship Foundation (Italy).
Currently Contract Professor in Entrepreneurial Finance in East Piedmont University. He holds a Master in Macroeconomics and Executive Education in Exponential Technologies (Singularity University, San Francisco, US) Social Entrepreneurship (Ashoka, Austria). Former Steering Committee Member of Master in Engineering and Innovation in S.S.S. Anna Pisa, Italy.
He is author of managerial publications in Strategic Planning and in Dynamics of financial markets.
Adriana CaldanaResearch Project Lead - Ambassador Brasil
Andrew SpicerResearch Program Lead - Ambassador USA
Vincenzo VastolaResearch Project Lead
Anne JaqueminetResearch Project Lead
Mauro BrunettiProgram Lead - Ambassador Italy
Kerstin NeumannResearch Program Lead - Ambassador Austria
Lara LiboniResearch Project Lead - Ambassador Brasil
Luciana Oranges CezarinoResearch Project Lead - Ambassador Brasil
Adda van ZandenAmbassador Netherlands
Patrick StroobandtAmbassador Benelux
Roberta RiberoProject Lead
Valeria BerchicciProgram Lead
Board of Trustees
Outstanding quality of research, ambitious strategy, coherence of positive impact, rigorous standard of accountability are guaranteed through a Board of Trustees of intellectual global leaders in academia and business.
Paul AdlerUniversity of South Carolina, USA
John EhrenfeldMIT, USA
Enrico GiovanniniUniversità di Tor Vergata, IT
Andrew Van der VenUniversity of Minnesota, USA
Sandra WaddockBoston College, USA
Anne TsuiUniversity of Notre Dame, IN
THINK TANK and ACTION TANK
Golden is organized in a tightly linked think tank and action tank
GOLDEN for Impact Foundation
The GOLDEN Foundation is the Think Tank, a non profit organization focused on collaborative research on the development of alternative logics of the business enterprise and related public policies.
GOLDEN 4 Impact Benefit Corporation
The Foundation shares knowledge and expertise while the Benefit Corporation shares the access to companies and partners. In addition the Benefit Corporation donates the majority of its margins to the Foundation to support research and facilitate the accomplishment of GOLDEN's Mission.
GOLDEN aims at scaling impact at a global level through a partnership strategy with
Research centers and academic institutions
Industrial clusters and associations
Impact investors networks