Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Manchester, he is full Professor at Politecnico di Milano, School of Management, where he teaches Strategy and Social Innovation and chairs the Alta Scuola Politecnica, the honour program jointly managed by Politecnico di Milano and Torino. He is Senior Advisor to the Minister of University Research and Innovation and Government’s Sherpa for the G7 Italian Presidency 2017. His numerous publications in highly ranked international journals cover several topics in the field of innovation and social impact finance. He is the Director of Tiresia, the research centre on Social Innovation and Finance at Politecnico di Milano. He was a member of the G8 Task Force for Social Impact Investment, he chaired the Italian Advisory Board on Social Impact Finance and contributed to promote the social innovation agenda in Italy, launching the sector’s first public consultation.