Giuseppe Guzzetti has been Fondazione Cariplo President since 1997 (confirmed on 2013 upon election of the new Steering Board) and in 2000 he was appointed Chairman of Acri, the association representing Italian banking foundations.
Fondazione Cariplo is one of the main philanthropic organizations in the world. In 25 years the Foundation supported 30,000 projects, focused on youth, wellbeing and community-based welfare, with € 2,7 billion. The Foundation’s primary geographic focus is Lombardy and the provinces of Novara and Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, but it also supports some international initiatives. The funds the Foundation uses for its philanthropic action are those earned from disciplined, responsible management of its assets.
Between 1979 and 1987, Guzzetti was Chairman of Lombardy’s Regional Committee. Between 1987 and 1994, he served as Italy’s Senator, sitting on both Italy’s First Senate Committee on Constitutional Affairs and Joint Parliamentary Committee on Institutional Reforms. Between 1992 and 1994 Guzzetti was also a member of the Council of Europe and the Western European Union (WEU).