About us

The Italian peer for Social Business

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 lab (Action Research for CO-development) and LAMA d.c.a. (Development and Cooperation Agency) on Social Business and Social Enterprise.

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.

DIRECTOR: Enrico Testi, Phd

ETHICAL AND SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Prof. Mario Biggeri (Scientific coordinator), Professor of Economics of Development at University of Florence; Prof. Luca Bagnoli, Professor of Business Administration at University of Florence; Prof. Nicolò Bellanca Professor of Economics of Development at University of Florence; Prof. Mauro Lombardi Professor of Economics of Innovation at University of Florence

For further information:

Yunus Social Business Centre – University of Florence

MAIN OFFICE
c/o PIN di Prato
Tel: +39 0574 602561
Mail: info[at]sbflorence.org