Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism That Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs (Google eBook)

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PublicAffairs, 2010 - Business & Economics - 226 pages
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Muhammad Yunus, the practical visionary who pioneered microcredit and, with his Grameen Bank, won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, has developed a visionary new dimension for capitalism which he calls “social business.” By harnessing the energy of profit-making to the objective of fulfilling human needs, social business creates self-supporting, viable commercial enterprises that generate economic growth even as they produce goods and services that make the world a better place.

In this book, Yunus shows how social business has gone from being a theory to an inspiring practice, adopted by leading corporations, entrepreneurs, and social activists across Asia, South America, Europe and the US. He demonstrates how social business transforms lives; offers practical guidance for those who want to create social businesses of their own; explains how public and corporate policies must adapt to make room for the social business model; and shows why social business holds the potential to redeem the failed promise of free-market enterprise.

  

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Review: Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism That Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs

User Review  - Jo - Goodreads

The single most inspiring book I've ever read. Mr. Yunus has lifted and is still lifting hundreds of people out of poverty, and is the most deserving recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize I can think of ... Read full review

Review: Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism That Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs

User Review  - Kamal Sharif - Goodreads

Social business is good for you only when you have access to multi-billion dollar corporation otherwise forget it! Read full review

Contents

Why Social Business?
1
Growing Pains
33
Launching a Social Business
57
To Cure One Child
95
Legal and Financial Frameworks for Social Business
111
Grameen Veolia Water
133
Creating a Global Infrastructure for Social Business
153
Glimpses ofTomorrow
173
The End of Poverty
195
INDEX
207
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About the author (2010)

Muhammad Yunus was born in Chittagong , Bangladesh, educated at Dhaka University, was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study economics at Vanderbilt University, and became head of the economics department at Chittagong University in 1972. He is the founder and managing director of Grameen Bank. Yunus and Grameen Bank are winners of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.

Karl Weber is a writer based in Irvington, New York. He co-authored Yunus's best-selling book, Creating a World Without Poverty.