The role of Social Accountability for the Italian Sports Federations: A proposal for guidelines to edit a social report

The role of Social Accountability for the Italian Sports Federations: A proposal for guidelines to edit a social report

Room B30
Malet Street Building
Birkbeck College, University of London
London WC1E 7HX

Thursday 3rd May, 2012, at 10am

Given by:  Cristiana Buscarini, Associate Professor of Strategy, Department of Health Sciences, University of Rome “Foro Italico”.


In this lecture an assessment is presented of the guidelines utilized by Italian Sport Federations in order to assist them in the Social Report of their social activities. The Social Report is a very important instrument which allows Federations:

  • to measure their operating efficiency;
  • to communicate to their wider stakeholders what the Federation does, aiming to encourage a democratic participation of its stakeholders;
  • to improve the internal efficiency and to promote the contribution of  individuals, stimulating the abilities of  people within the organisation;
  •  to help the administration in monitoring the achievement of its goals and expectations of investors.

The presentation will describe also the experiences of social reporting in three Italian Sport Federations, and will also analyse the  European Motorcycle Union Social Report. By way of conclusion, the details of the International Standard ISO26000, Guidance on Social Responsibility will be presented.


  • Buscarini C, Masia R (2011), La ISO 26000: nuovo processo di integrazione della Responsabilità Sociale per uno sviluppo sostenibile, in RIREA, sett./ ott.
  • Buscarini C, Mura R (2011), Nuovi sviluppi in tema di rendicontazione sociale nelle Federazioni Sportive Nazionali (FSN), in Azienda Pubblica, 4, 11.
  • European Motorcycle Union. 2009 Social Balance Sheet.


Cristiana Buscarini is a specialist on the Italian sport system and on business ethics. In particular, she studies Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as it is applied in sport organizations. She is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Rome “Foro Italico”. She has published on a range of topics, including ‘A proposal of a Guideline for the editing of a Social Report for Italian National Sport Federations’, ‘The framework of the Italian Sport System’ and ‘ISO26000 for a sustainable path inside the firm”.  Cristiana is involved in GBS (National Association for research of Social Report) and in SIMS (Italian Society of Sport Management).

Contact details:

For further details on this seminar series contact:

Sean Hamil
Department of Management
Birkbeck College
Malet Street

Tel: 020-7631 6763

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