From Australia to Pistoia. The visit of Professor Pradeep Kumar Ray to Pistoia Social Business City Program.

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Prof Pradeep visiting Giardineria Italiana, Social Enterprise in PistoiaDecember 19th took place the visit of Professor Pradeep Kumar Ray to the city of Pistoia. He is a founder member of Yunus Social Business Centre at the University of New South Wales in Australia, a Centre that promotes the concept of Social Business as a way to tackle social or environmental problems.
In Pistoia Professor Pradeep visited some local Social Businesses(or social enterprises) , such as Giardineria Italiana, a social cooperative established in 1999 by the entrepreneur Andrea Mati that provides services to the maintenance/take care of high quality gardens.
Professor Pradeep was in Pistoia with the Yunus Social Business Centre team, the first Centre in Italy accredited by the Yunus Centre in Dhaka -founded by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus – that created with Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Pistoia e Pescia and Fondazione Un Raggio di Luce Onlus the Pistoia Social Business City Program in 2012.
The visit of Professor Pradeep is an important sign of the growing interest for the Pistoia Program, a program that creates links –also at international level- with other Social Business experiences and that fosters the culture of social enterprises.

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