AXA and Bocconi renew commitment to promoting gender equality and women's empowerment through scientific research

AXA Italy, AXA Research Fund (AXA Group's Global Scientific Philanthropy Initiative) and Bocconi University renew for an additional 3 years the commitment to the AXA Research Lab on Gender Equality to investigate the roots of gender-related gaps and how to close them, through the formulation of recommendations to be addressed to policy makers. Initiated in 2020 and directed by Professor Paola Profeta, Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability and Full Professor of Public Economics at Bocconi University, among the leading international experts on Gender and Public policy issues, the Lab represents a unique example in Italy.

A hub of excellence and innovation, it has been operating for 3 years, adopting a rigorous scientific methodology, an interdisciplinary approach in the fields of economics and gender policies, and a European horizon. The Lab’s objectives are to raise awareness about gender gaps in society, explore opportunities for women in the economy, encourage institutional decision makers to act, and build a more inclusive society to achieve the goal set in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


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