Leroy Merlin Italia and Boero Bartolomeo S.p.A signed an agreement to promote the concept and practice of social business.
Boero Bartolomeo S.p.A partners with Leroy Merlin Italia in encouraging social business experimentation within the CSR joint initiative “Agorà dell’Abitare”. Agorà dell’Abitare is a network of enterprises, associations, institutions and private citizens, promoted by Leroy Merlin Italia, interested in the right to adequate housing. The Yunus Social Business Centre University of Florence is also part of the network. Agorà dell’Abitare is a platform aimed at fostering institutions’ engagement, building and restoring community relationships and developing individual capacities and...Read More
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Great pleasure but no surprise for the nomination of Pistoia as Italian Capital of Culture 2017 here at Yunus Social Business Centre University of Florence. Pistoia is recently expressing a certain dynamism not only in the cultural world but also in the social innovation field. From 2012 to 2014 the Programme Pistoia Social Business has been holding in the Pistoia’s county. This programme foresees activities promoting the social business. The programme, officially launched the 11th July 2012 by the presence of the Nobel Prize Muhammad Yunus, is realized by Yunus Social Business Centre...Read More
It is now available the report on the results of the educational project: Youth & Social Business implemented in the high schools of Pistoia since 2011, within the framework of the Pistoia Social Business City program. Over these years the project has been successful in terms of participation, students and professors’ satisfaction and efficacy. In fact, thanks to the project, the young generations’ knowledge on Social Business, Muhammad Yunus’ life and microcredit increased notably, as well as the propensity to become an entrepreneur in future that increased in average by 120%. For...Read More
On the 1th of January 2016 the Social Business Lab Pistoia will officially start its activity. This new organization, created through a partnership between “Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Pistoia e Pescia” and “Fondazione Un Raggio di Luce”, aims to increase the creation and diffusion of social business activities in Pistoia. Social Businesses provide winning and alternative solutions to social and environmental problems . The organization will provide , consultancies, seminars, technical support and training on social business in Pistoia. The Social Business Lab will continue the...Read More
The Yunus Social Business Centre University of Florence participated in the Global Social Business Summit in Berlin on the 5th and 6th of November 2015 organized by the Yunus Centre Dhaka and the Grameen Creative Lab. More than 800 people attended the event. During the Academia Conference prior to the Summit, Enrico Testi, Director of the YSBCUF presented a paper titled “Development of Social Enterprises leading to Social Businesses in Italy”, written as part of the activities of the EFESEIIS project ( www.fp7-efeseiis.eu ) In the course of the summit, Enrico Testi presented the main...Read More