Impact Now: the tour on impact investing stops in Florence

By Thursday October 3rd, 2019News

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.

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Social Impact Assessment: methods, theories and examples

At the end of the workshop the participants will be involved in a moment of study on the measurement of social impact by the research center ARCO-Action Research for Co-Development and LAMA Agency

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.

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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