About us


Donatella Coungi & Aaron Pugliesi – Co-Chairs

The BCCI DE&I Action Champion Network is rooted in earlier projects by The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy starting in 2016 focusing on the topic which brought together a multitude of companies, institutions, associations and individuals.  Based on earlier experiences and building on the success obtained from the previous initiatives, the Chamber decided to raise the bar and pursuit the goal of making a large scale impact on DE&I with an entirely different approach and paradigm.  The Action Champion Network focuses on two key elements:

• concrete actions that contribute to promoting inclusion and to fostering the unique qualities of each individual;

• approach the topic with a holistic model which assumes that individuals should not be labeled and categorized on the basis of what distinguishes them from the “norm” (average), but rather recognized as all being unique and similar at the same time.


  • Observatory on some key indicators
  • Self-discipline protocol for inclusion
  • Training and sharing within the Group
  • Training and informative sessions open to the public

Latest News

  • How to create an INCLUSIVE EVENT
    There are great articles online that illustrate ways and tips on making your events more inclusive. In most cases companies are not intentionally excluding individuals or groups, however it is easy to overlook some aspects, so we have listed below some articles that can help you plan for inclusivity. “How to make your events more … Read more
  • Host an event
    DE&I is an important topic for your company and you are willing to host an event in your office? If your company is actively engaged in DE&I or wishes to be, you have a large conference room in Milan that can accomodate 25 participants or more and you wish to host one of the upcoming … Read more
  • First meeting
    We are proud to announce that the first closed-door meeting of the Working Group 𝗕𝗖𝗖𝗜 𝗗𝗘&𝗜 𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗡𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 was kindly hosted by KPMG Italy yesterday. The Working Group was inspired by several member companies’ desire to take significant action on 𝗗𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆, 𝗘𝗾𝘂𝗶𝘁𝘆 & 𝗜𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻, through cooperation, knowledge sharing, and a data-driven approach. We applaud … Read more