Valentina Biagini, Green Empathy Founder
Traveling has always been part of my life, from an early age. I lived in the United States (Los Angeles and Washington D.C.) for 7 years where I studied International Relations (BA + MA) and worked for several organizations, including the UN system, but also for NGOs. After returning to Italy in 1999 and settling in Castel Gandolfo, I went to live in London for 3 years (from 2007 to 2009).
Although I already had a certain “sensibility”, these international experiences enriched me and gave me a certain “mentality” that allowed me to understand what some people are looking for when visiting places
I have been a consultant in the fields of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), Sustainable Development, Corporate Governance and Socially Responsible Investment for over 20 years. I have also created several WebTV projects on the promotion of Social and Environmental Responsibility and organized several Ethical/Sustainable events, such as fairs dedicated to organic and ecological products and services, TEDx events on social and environmental issues and so on.
In 2004 I co-founded L.A.K.E. E-volutions, a local non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of these issues, including Sustainable Tourism, and I made it join the United Nations Global Compact. Finally, I had a bookstore and a library specialized in social and environmental issues (The Sustainable Niche) and for two years, through LAKE E-volutions, we managed the Tourist Information Point of Castel Gandolfo to offer a service of welcome to people who visited the city and the Castelli Romani area.