Interview with Simone Bonassi, Audit Manager at Lance AuditEurope Social responsibility
Simone Bonassi, Audit Manager at Lance Audit
What can you tell us about yourself, about you firm and about your team?
After my master’s degree in international business, entrepreneurship, and finance at the University of Bergamo, I started to focus my professional growth on the audit and financial consultancy of Italian and international enterprises with experiences in Milano and Shanghai.
Since 2020, I have been working with Lance Audit, a firm where integrity, transparency and ongoing education are the core values of the personnel involved in the company.
The staff is well differentiated for age, culture, and experience since the goal of the board is to create a dynamic environment that stimulates the day work and the professional growth.
What do you think about developing an ESG strategy for your company? How could such a strategy transform the way of doing business?
In an industry characterised by huge competition, the ability to focus on something that can lead to long-lasting added value is a challenging task.
Focusing on ESG means leading people to a view of “doing good to receive good” that, even in a medium-term horizon, can result in the shaping of a healthy place where people can freely share their opinions and ideas, a more attractive environment for new talents, and a spot predisposed to develop new skills enhancing the professional values and promoting the personal growth.
Simone Bonassi & team
What actions does your firm currently take to be more sustainable, and what are planning new actions on the future?
The main action undertaken by the company has been the implementation of an internal moral code based on waste reduction, including the removal of plastic and other harmful components, supported by the adoption of innovative IT solutions.
Moreover, despite the growth in terms of numbers and connections, the company’s thought has always been to establish sites in modern and comfortable spots with spaces relatively contained to safeguard energy consumption and offer the personnel the possibility to work remotely.
If economically speaking, the goal is to limit the costs, the vision is to improve the flexibility and responsibility of our staff in order to lead to a stronger corporate loyalty that can, in our view, have a remarkable effect on the credibility toward our clients.
About our new actions in the near future, we are modeling some incentives to give to our personnel for the use of public means or other sustainable means of transport (i.e., bike, scooter, carpooling or car sharing) to reach the workplaces. In a broader vision, instead, we are discussing the integration of ESG factors into the client selection process with the ambitious goal of building a portfolio of clients in which everyone is really concerned about ESG and sustainability issues.
In what way does TGS Network membership help you undertake new actions in this matter?
In a company such as ours, where non-audit assignments are mainly focused on projects based on renewable energies, being internationally recognised represents a key point of our vision.
Being a member of TGS, a network where sustainability stands as the core value of all the business, significantly increases our credibility in developing services towards these topics and makes us more appealing in the proposals to new potential investors.
Moreover, the development of webinars and conferences worldwide, in addition to the annual quality control, lets us be updated on the subject but, above all, allows us to develop quality services in full respect and updating of non-economic and financial issues.