On the 28th of June, 2019, Fondazione Capellino was founded as a non-profit commercial body, with a mission to protect biodiversity and combat climate change.
The history of Fondazione Capellino
“I began to think about the environmental problems and how to contribute to the solution, evaluating different hypotheses.
Little by little, the idea of not choosing the easy path—that is, transforming Almo Nature into an instrument of change rather than selling it to one of the many prospective buyers—took hold.”
The idea of Reintegration Economy was created.
this was not yet the name, but the idea was there… to reintegrate nature with profit instead of taking from nature to increase individual wealth.
I made the decision to give up my dividends forever, starting from January 1, 2018, (depriving myself of much of the accumulated wealth) by donating Almo Nature to Fondazione Capellino, 18 months later, with the help of my brother, Lorenzo.
Lorenzo and I created a non-profit foundation and, in order to give it the means to operate over time, we donated Almo Nature to the Foundation.
An irreversible act, free from any conflict of interest.
Fine-tuning the Foundation’s working model has taken trial and error, with long reflections on how to remedy any missteps.
“In August 2021, my beloved dog, Ehoié, gave me one last inspiration before dying: The following framework, which allowed the energy previously blocked to be released, and will give rise, in 2022, to a profound revision of the statute of the Foundation so as to align it with reality.”
Pier Giovanni Capellino