Social Business represents a clear and sustainable alternative to the crisis of the dominant economic model.
Social Business fosters societies’ wellbeing starting from the real needs of people, trying to solve the problems of the communities but taking also into account the economic sustainability, typical
of traditional enterprises.
Our Centre provides activities and services addressed to every individual or organization who wants to start a
The Centre helps individuals and organizations interested in becoming Social Business entrepreneurs and supports them in the development of new products and services.
Through the analysis of specific social needs of each context and community and the study of the features of reference markets, the Centre supports the designing of Social Business solutions.
The international debate on Social Business is quite large and still evolving. Besides Muhammad Yunus model, other social entrepreneurship models exist. The Yunus Social Business Centre University of Florence team is constantly committed in research activities, aimed at identifying the most efficient methods, tools and practices in this sector.
Social Business Cities
Social Business can be a useful strategy not only for the resolution of specific social problems, but also for problems of common interest.
With this purpose, the Yunus Social Business Centre elaborates, in partnerships with local actors, integrated programmes aiming at the creation of an enabling eco-system for the development of a Social Business culture. Programmes are implemented by partners of the YSBCUF under its supervision and evaluation.
Grow your business!
We accompany social entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs to encourage the birth and spread of social businesses in Pistoia.
Grow your business! is a call that comes out in March and lasts from March to September, at the end of the path the best business projects can receive a investment grant.
The Yunus Social Business Centre delivers trainings to university and high school students to advance the social business culture among the new generations.
Moreover, the Centre organizes workshop and events designed to bring together a network of professionals (entrepreneurs, designers, associations, administrators) and to facilitate the creation of new collaborations and projects.