Between Benefit companies (which have included in the statute, alongside the profit objectives, those of benefit for the environment and the community) and BCorp certified companies (one of the highest standards in the world for evaluating Esg performance: environment, social, governance), there are more and more examples of realities that focus on sustainability as a development driver, even in Tuscany.
In Florence it is now trying to stimulate innovation on innovation on sustainability ‘Fi la sustainability’ (the incubator of the School of Business Sciences and Industrial Technologies ‘Piero Baldesi’) and open on 17 October. The call selects twelve business ideas that will have direct access to the pre-incubation path, following training and mentoring activities.
At the end of the first step, in March 2022, a jury will select the five winning startups that will continue for another nine months in the incubation path of the Murate Idea Park. Each winning team will receive hospitality, assistance and support for a value of 20 thousand euros.
The call is sponsored by the Department of the Environment of the Municipality of Florence and the Incubator of the University of Florence. The main partners are Impact Hub and BusinessAngels.Network.