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 spread the theories of Social Business and offers strategic support to private individuals and Institutions who want to set up Social Business 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.