Impact Now is the first tour dedicated to positive impact and to social and sustainable entrepreneurship. Conceived as a meeting place, the tour will bring together the major actors of the impact ecosystem and social business in search of information, inspiration, new tools to move forward to concrete action. With the collaboration of Yunus Social Business Center University of Florence and Impact Hub Florence, Impact Now will stop in Florence on November, 7th 2019.
Impact Now is conceived and promoted by LITA.co, the first European platform that allows anyone to invest in projects with a positive social and environmental impact. Through the Italian tour of Impact Now, LITA.co wants to involve main local economic actors in order to promote the exchange of good practices, explore topics such as social and sustainable innovation, impact investing, impact evaluation and development of products and services in line with the SDGs defined by the UN.
Like every stage of the tour, Impact Now Florence will be divided into two parts:
Co-design of incubation process for companies with a high social impact
The first part of the event will be structured as a practical workshop – led by YSBCUF and Impact Hub Florence – to improve incubation processes. Participants will be divided into various tables and asked to reflect on possible ways to make the incubation stages more efficient and functional for new social entrepreneurs.
The workshop is designed for students, researchers, members of local organizations, social entrepreneurs and social businesses. Participation is open to all but registration is required. To register click below.
The Second Part open to all and the programme includes a keynote speech, a concrete testimony, in the form of a live interview, a social enterprise, a comic monologue on environmental sustainability, a talk on failure, a pitch session and finally a panel discussion.
Pitch Session participants are candidates for the Impact Now Award, therefore they will have to prepare a short speech to convince, within minutes, a jury of experts on the impact of their project.
15.30 Incubation paths to success, Yunus Social Business Centre University of Florence and Impact Hub Florence
16.30 Social Impact Assessment: methods, theories and examples, ARCO Action-Research for Co-Development and LAMA Agency
17.00 Coffee Break
17.40 Falviano Zandonai Keynote Speech
18.00 Live interview: Treedom
18.10 Pitch Session
18.50 Monologue on Sustainability
Giuseppe Allocca, Lo Fo Io
19.00 Fail! Insipiring Resilience
Giorgio Cucè, CEO Seares
19.15 Panel Disucssion:
Carmela Nitti, YSBCUF
Guido Cisternino, UBI Banca
Stefano Rossi, LITA.co
Raffaella De Felice, Social Impact Agenda per l’Italia
Andrea Rapisardi, Impact Hub
Impact Now Florence will be at Impact Hub in via Panciatichi, 16 – Florence
How to reach us?
Tramline: line 1 stop Vittorio Emanuele
Train: Rifredi Train Station
Bus: lines 2, 20, 28, stop Ghiaccia