TIRESIA is a research center based in the School of Management of
the Politecnico di Milano and operating in three different areas:
Academic Research, Research in Action and Education
Observatory of the ecosystem
TIRESIA manages an observatory owned by School of Management of Politecnico of Milano in partnership with private, public and non profit organizations. The aim of the observatory is to elaborate original interpretations about the actual dynamics of the ecosystem of social impact finance and social business. The membership to the observatory offers access to publications and business cases, visibility, workshops and seminars, business and policy consultancy.
The TIRESIA’s observatory is committed to qualitatively and quantitatively define the boundaries of the social impact finance’s and social businesses’ market, with a privileged access to information about the Italian scenery.
Research in action
Generating social value
TIRESIA supports hybrid organizations in the financial industry, social economy and public sector in defining their strategic positioning in the impact economy; developing different approaches to embed the objective of generating social value into decision making, management and governance.
The methodology proposed by TIRESIA is innovative in combining two complementary approaches to manage and assess social impact. As an enabling condition for the generation of social impact, TIRESIA aligns with the most important frameworks established at the international level.
On top of that, it develops tailored support to translate the specific Theory of Change of the project into decision making and operations.
TIRESIA ensures at the same time transparency and accountability in being compliant with the international standards and a high level of customization able to grasp the peculiarities of the societal solution and its potential to contribute to sustainable development.
Discover our Projects
and the TIRESIA Impact Insight Series
Starting from the experience of the Tiresia Impact Outlook, which offered an overview and a study of the evolution of the impact investing market in Italy, Tiresia embarks on a new extensive path on the issues of the impact economy. This choice is dictated by the desire to disseminate knowledge on impact issues and discuss topical issues through continuous communication. Through the publishing of position papers, research reports, and articles, the periodic issues will discuss about impact investment, impact measurement, social & sustainable entrepreneurship, and social innovation policies.