Sustainability Management & Communications Specialist | Climate Change Expert | Sustainability & Resilience Coach
Dr. Paola Fiore is a pioneer of sustainability, CSR & environmental management based in Milan, Italy. As Founder and Director of ETICAMBIENTE®, she offers clients a forward thinking and full service provider of sustainability management and communications consulting, as well as training and coaching services. With over 24 years of experience in the field, she partners with environmentally and socially responsible corporate and nonprofit clients to create a culture of sustainability; pursue ethical actions & responsible leadership; find the right balance among economic, social, environmental, and climate policies to drive sustainable business prosperity, improve value for the common good, and enhance brand reputation. She is on a mission to empower old and new generations of innovators and sustainability leaders to emerge through helping them define their purpose, vision, strategies, and goals, as well as refine their accountability systems and decision-making processes, and lead personal and organizational change towards sustainability, planetary resilience and wellbeing, and adaptation to climate change.
With a lifelong love of the great outdoors, Paola knew she wanted to use her voice to speak on behalf of the environment and promote awareness and conversations about climate change and environmental ethics. She earned a Doctoral degree in Jurisprudence specializing in Environmental Law and Economics from the University of the Studies of Pavia, Italy, and went on to complete an Honors Bachelor of Art in Documentary Photography from the Art, Media & Design Department at the University of Wales College Newport (U.W.C.N.), United Kingdom. Paola also holds a master’s degree in Environmental Law and Management from the Institute for the Environment of Milan (IPA), and master’s degree in Business and Corporate Communication from the Italian Editorial Group Il SOLE 24ORE Business School. She has also completed a Journalism and News Writing Diploma Course from the prestigious LSJ London School of Journalism, and several diplomas on sustainability management and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Outside of her professional endeavors at directing ETICAMBIENTE®, Paola also serves as an international volunteer and global activist, being a Board Member of the Environment and Innovation Commission for the Italian Federation for Human Rights; and National Coordinator for Italy for The Climate Reality Project, the nonprofit organization of the US former Vice President and Nobel Prize for Peace Al Gore. Within the European Branch of The Climate Reality Project, she is also a member of the Climate Change Policy Task Force, and Mentor for the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. She also volunteers as Ambassador Europe for the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), Team Leader & Point of Contact Italy for the Association for Coaching, Laudato Sì Animator for the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Educator and Advocate.
Paola holds the distinction of having been the first Italian Certified Coach in Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ® Certified Coach) – the global movement about the Neuroscience of Conversations developed by the American Anthropologist Judith E. Glaser – and the third Italian Accredited Coach by the Association for Coaching (AC). Her professional certifications are vast, and only in the last three years include: The Art & Science of Coaching and Passion into Profit from Erickson Coaching International, World Business and Executive Coach Summit (WBECS), Conversational Intelligence® For Coaches and Coaching with ROI Enhanced Skills Coach. Paola is also an Erickson Certified Professional Coach (ECPC) by the Erickson College International, Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by the International Coach Federation, Accredited Executive Foundation Coach by the Association for Coaching, Sustainability Associate (ISSP SA) by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, and Accredited Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Trainer by the Italian Association for Environment and Safety (AIAS).
Her work has been featured in all manner of media, and she has been recognized with numerous awards for her photographic excellence and eye, and was represented worldwide for over seven years by the International Photo Agency Grazia Neri. Paola also regularly presents at industry, innovation, food, tech, arts, environmental, and coaching conferences, and she speaks fluent English and Italian. During the last decade, she has extensively spoken at events like SAS Italia Forum in 2008; SAP Italia 1stSustainability Conference in 2011; EDILCAMP 1stItalian Barcamp for the Industry Construction in 2013; The World Game Italy Conference in 2015; Paratissima Art Fair in 2015; The Climate Days Conference in 2017; ICF Italy 14thNational Conference in 2017; Climate Reality Leaders Panel Discussion with Mr. Al Gore at the 38thClimate Reality Leadership Corps in 2018; Maker Faire Europe, and Forum Sistema Salute in 2018.
In addition to being a Member of the ISFP, Paola is Founding Member of the Association for Coaching (AC) and also part of several professional associations like the International Coach Federation and Italian Chapter (ICF GLOBAL & ICF ITALY), International Society of Sustainability Professionals, Italian Network Lavoro Etico, Italian Society for Climate Sciences (SISC), Italian Association for Environment and Safety (AIAS), Italian Order of Journalists (ODG), Piedmont Order of Journalists, Subalpina Press Association, Professional Women Network (PWN Global), Professional Women’s Association of Milan (PWA Milan), and Italian National Association of Professional Photographers (TAU VISUAL).
International Society of Female Professionals Member Dr. Paola Fiore can be found on the Association Directory, where she is looking forward to networking with you.
“Empowering Individuals, Teams & Organizations to Balance Global Sustainability, Human Well-Being & Economic Prosperity, all the while Caring & Preserving Our Common Home”