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Achieving impact: research that makes the difference

ARCO researcher implements a training on impact evaluation for aerc members in Swaziland

ARCO researcher implements a training on impact evaluation for aerc members in Swaziland

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

From October the 25th to the 28th, Federico Ciani, the coordinator of the research unit on Inclusive Development held a three days training on quantitative impact evaluation techniques in Mbabane (Swaziland). The training included both theoretical sessions and practical sessions where the researchers applied the methodologies learnt during theoretical sessions through the use of econometric […]

A new certification standard for Prato textile district

A new certification standard for Prato textile district

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Within the project ” Integrazione Imprenditoriale ” carried out by the Chamber of Commerce of Prato and funded by Tuscany Region – Progetto Prato, researchers of our Strategic Unit on Local Development Leonardo Borsacchi and Andrea Ferrannini, in collaboration with entrepreneurial associations, are carrying out the development and testing of a new design certification model […]

Leroy Merlin Italia and Boero Bartolomeo S.p.A signed an agreement to promote the concept and practice of social business.

Leroy Merlin Italia and Boero Bartolomeo S.p.A signed an agreement to promote the concept and practice of social business.

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Boero Bartolomeo S.p.A partners with Leroy Merlin Italia in encouraging social business experimentation within the CSR joint initiative “Agorà dell’Abitare”. Agorà dell’Abitare is a network of enterprises, associations, institutions and private citizens, promoted by Leroy Merlin Italia, interested in the right to adequate housing. The Yunus Social Business Centre University of Florence is also part […]

Social responsibility report for the charity Amici di San Martino

Social responsibility report for the charity Amici di San Martino

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Progetti | No Comments

ARCO will support the charity “Amici di San Martino” in preparing its first social responsibility report. Amici di San Martino is a non-profit association that works in the field of hospitality of disadvantaged people and it is also involved in the recovery, regeneration and management of urban spaces. Different outdoor and indoor parts of its […]

New paper on stakeholder engagement, social media and sustainability reporting

New paper on stakeholder engagement, social media and sustainability reporting

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Ricerche accademiche, Studi | No Comments

Marco Bellucci, PhD student in accounting at the University of Pisa and coordinator of the Social Economy Unit at ARCO, and Giacomo Manetti, Associate professor in accounting at the University of Florence and member of the scientific committee of ARCO, have recently published an article on the well-known Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ, Volume […]

Release of Oxfam and ARCO Position Paper “Where change happens”

Release of Oxfam and ARCO Position Paper “Where change happens”

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

On the first anniversary of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, Oxfam and ARCO publish their Position Paper “Where change happens”, emphasisig the importance of promoting actions for sustainable development at the local level where people live and interact. In particular, this Position Paper aims at describing how local governance processes play a crucial role […]

Presentation of the WeWorld INDEX 2016 Report: “Children, adolescents and women: the world of the excluded”

Presentation of the WeWorld INDEX 2016 Report: “Children, adolescents and women: the world of the excluded”

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

After the Foreign Ministry, ISPI, the University of Turin and the University of Bergamo, it is ARCO and the University of Florence that will host the presentation of the report on the condition of children “WeWorld Index 2016” by the NGO WeWorld Onlus. The report pays special attention to the wellbeing of children, adolescents and […]

2nd Edition Summer School on Impact Evaluation Methodologies

2nd Edition Summer School on Impact Evaluation Methodologies

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

The 2nd Edition of our Summer School on impact evaluation methodologies concluded last week with a lively panel session! Participants had the chance to present their own works and get professors’ feedback to improve their pieces of research. This year edition gathered 21 practitioners, researchers and PhD students from all over the world. Prof. Donald […]

ARCO Director, Enrico Testi at the “SDGs and Corporate Social Responsability” event, organized by Unipol Group.

ARCO Director, Enrico Testi at the “SDGs and Corporate Social Responsability” event, organized by Unipol Group.

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

ARCO Director, Enrico Testi will give the closing speech at the “SDGs and Corporate Social Responsibility” event organized by Unipol Group. The event will be held on Wednesday, September 21, at Serre Torrigiani, Florence from 10.00 am. It will be a valuable chance to discuss firms’ potential contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development […]

The “Union of Persons with Disabilities” in Hebron and Beith Sahour sustains the Italian onlus #Vorreiprendereiltreno

The “Union of Persons with Disabilities” in Hebron and Beith Sahour sustains the Italian onlus #Vorreiprendereiltreno

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

During the emancipatory research project implemented by the ARCO’s researchers in Palestine it is now time to talk about the dissemination strategies to spread the results and activities of the research: which strategies are the most effective? Which channels should be used? How to choose the target? In dealing with this topic, the ARCO’s researcher, […]