Fiorenza is a senior researcher with The Global Institute. She is co-founding partner and director of research at PlusValue Advisory Ltd. Her research fields of specialization are impact investing, impact assessment, urban regeneration, EU RDI programs and policies, and participatory research.
Fiorenza has extensive experience in urban regeneration projects in Italy and in the UK, specifically public-private partnerships. She leads the work on ecosystem analysis, managing a broad network of stakeholders and intermediary organizations, as well as developing the business model and specifically the financial models.
Before joining PlusValue, Fiorenza worked for The Young Foundation as EU policy senior analyst. She had been a policy analyst in Bruxelles for Intesa San Paolo for the previous four years, and in 2010 she served as a policy analyst for Atomium Culture. Today, she is regularly consulted by the European Commission on innovation (social and technological) and socio-economic development. Fiorenza is a research fellow at UCL’s Institute of Finance and Technology.
She holds a Ph.D. in linguistics and is the author of numerous articles, reports, and books. Her track record of relevant publications includes “Impact investing innovation: Bringing together public, private and third sectors to create greater value: The case of the public private partnership initiative for the new public hospital of Treviso,” in Social Impact Investing: Beyond the Social Impact Bonds, Palgrave, 2018 (Addarii, Lipparini, Medda); and “Vision and trends of social innovation for Europe,” in DG Research and Innovation, European Commission, 2017 (Addarii, Lipparini).”