In 2016, she did a reportage on a Water Management program for CNHIndustrial and starts a collaboration with Unido to support missions in developing countries. The following year, her photo exhibit Salt and Sand was included in the Italian Foreign Ministry Progetto Italia Cultura e Mediterraneo.
From then on, UNIDO & Elisabetta have been collaborating on capacity building projects all over the world.
She focuses on reporting the positive impact that sustainable actions in industrialised countries have on the quality of developing countries’ economy, society, and environment.
Her devotion, commitment, and passion in stimulating sustainable development have brought her to be nominated as a UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador in 2019.
Elisabetta is also member of the scientific committee for the creation of the first UBS Italian Philanthropy Forum and she is a co-author of the book ‘Filantropie. Sfide e Visioni’ (2016, ed. Laterza). She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the European Institute of Oncology and the World Food Program in Italy.
She is married to Andrea Illy and they have three daughters, Micaela, Jaqueline and Andrea.