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 activities of the Pistoia Social Business City Program which has been running since 2012., The positive results of the program drove its promoters to build a stable and structured organization to continue the program in the following years

“Thanks to the good results achieved by the Social Business City Program the foundations decided to do a further step and create a stable organization to continue it”. – said Paolo Carrara, President of “Fondazione Raggio di Luce” –


We hope to offer effective services and a real support to whom wants to operate in social business through this new organization. The development of this concept is not a challenge to traditional entrepreneurs but an incentive to the economic and social growth of the entire community.