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Veronica Chiodo

Assistant Professor



Veronica Chiodo has a Ph.D. in Management Engineering, and she is Junior Assistant Professor at the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering of Politecnico di Milano. Her Ph.D. research investigates the challenges and financial needs of social enterprises in their scaling and the sources they can access. She took part in the work of G8 Taskforce on Social Impact Investment (SIIT). In 2017, she has been visiting PhD student at Centre for Social Investment of the University of Heidelberg and Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research, Middlesex University. She  works as consultant with venture capitalist, banking and microfinance institutions to develop a measurement system able to assess the social impact performance of social enterprises in the screening, due diligence and monitoring phase. She teaches subjects related to social innovation, social entrepreneurship, impact measurement and business administration. 

Research topics:

  • managerial challenges of socially oriented hybrid organization
  • business model innovation in social purpose organizations
  • tech for good

Publications:

  •  Bengo I., Borrello, A., and Chiodo, V. (2021) ​. Preserving the Integrity of Social Impact Investing: Towards a Distinctive Implementation Strategy​. Sustainability 2021, 13(5), 2852; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13052852https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/5/2852   
  • Gerli, F., Chiodo, V., & Bengo, I. (2021). Technology Transfer for Social EntrepreneurshipDesigning Problem-Oriented Innovation EcosystemsSustainability, 13(1), 20. https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/1/20 
  • CALDERINI, M., CHIODO, V. & MICHELUCCI F. V. (2018). The Social Impact Investment Race: Towards an Interpretative Framework, European Business Review, 30(1), pp. 66-81.https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/EBR-10-2016-0134/full/html 
  • ARENA, M., BENGO, I., CALDERINI, M. & CHIODO, V. (2018). Unlocking finance for social tech start-ups: Is there a new opportunity space? Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 127, 154-165. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040162517307473?via%3Dihub 
  • ARENA, M., BENGO, I., CALDERINI, M., & CHIODO, V. (2016). Social Impact Bonds: Blockbuster or Flash in A Pan? International Journal of Public Administration, 39 (12), 927-939.  DOI:10.1080/01900692.2015.1057852. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01900692.2015.1057852 
  • Calderini, M., Borrello, A., and Chiodo V. Tiresia Impact Outlook 2019. The Tiresia Impact Outlook 2019 offers an updated description of the state of the art of finance for social impact in Italy and some reflections on the possible development trajectories of a market with great transformative power worth 8 billion. The analysis is based on 58 structured interviews with operators on both the supply side and the demand side of capital.​

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Cesop – The cooperative “Kilowatt”​ in Bologna

The “Serre dei Giardini Margherita” project was chosen as an example of urban regeneration of an abandoned public space and a case study on which to apply and test the validity of the guidelines for measuring the social impact developed.​

SEED – Social innovation Ecosystem Development. Competence centres for social innovation​

The specific challenge of SEED is to stimulate and support the establishment of four Social Innovation Competence Centers in Italy, Greece, Romania and Slovenia. Researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and civil servants will work together to create public and open infrastructures capable of assisting national European Social Fund (ESF) managerial authorities to better imply the ESF+ funds for the mainstream of SI as a Public Sector Innovation approach to societal challenges.​ The ultimate scope of SEED is to prepare such an environment that related actions in the field of​ social innovation under the next ESF+ programme are established and developed more robustly, and their potential can be fully exploited at a national and european level.​

SER: Maximising social impact and boosting clean energy investments in the non-profit sector

Social Energy Renovations (SER) project stimulates sustainable renovation in the third sector.

LEAP_RE: Long-Term Joint European Union – African Union Research and Innovation Partnership on Renewable Energy

83 research partners in Europe and Africa supporting innovation and building renewable energy solutions together.