The Italian centre
for Social Business

Yunus Social Business Centre

University of Florence

The Yunus Social Business Centre University of Florence (YSBCUF) is the first centre in Italy accredited by the Yunus Centre in Dhaka, founded by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus. The Centre was born in 2011 thanks to a partnership between the University of Florence, PIN S.c.r.l. – Servizi Didattici e Scientifici per l’Università di Firenze and the Yunus Centre in Dhaka. It is based at “Polo Universitario Città di Prato” and it is the result of the research and consulting job carried on in these years by ARCO (Action Research for CO-development).

The centre works in order to disseminate the theories of Social Business and offers strategic support to private individuals and Institutions whishing to set up Social Businesses both in Italy and abroad. The centre also acts as intermediary with the Yunus Centre in Dhaka and Italian subjects who want to be in contact with Prof. Yunus

The YSBCUF acts as a Social Business. Any profit is re-invested in the activities of the YSBCUF to promote and support the creation of Social Businesses in Italy and in the world.


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Prof. Mario Biggeri (Scientific coordinator),Full Professor in Applied Economics at the University of Florence;

Prof. Luca Bagnoli, Professor of Business Administration at the University of Florence;

Prof. Nicolò Bellanca, Professor of Economics of Development at the University of Florence;

Prof. Mauro Lombardi, Professor of Economics of Innovation at the University of Florence.

Prof. Andrea Simoncini,  Professor of Constitutional Law and Environmental Law at the University of Florence.


enrico testi direttore director social business impresa sociale

Enrico Testi


carmela nitti project manager socila business impresa sociale

Carmela Nitti

Project Manager

silvia sordi ricercatrice resesrcher coltiva la tua impresa

Silvia Sordi


vittoria vineis ricercatrice researcher coltiva la tua impresa giovani e social business

Vittoria Vineis


Camilla Guasti


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