Building Social Business by Muhammad Yunus
The New Kind of Capitalism That Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs

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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.


About Muhammad Yunus

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Muhammad Yunus, a native of Bangladesh, is the founder and managing director of Grameen Bank, a pioneer of microcredit, an economic movement that has helped lift millions of families around the world out of poverty. Yunus and Grameen Bank were the recipients of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.
Published May 4, 2010 by PublicAffairs. 256 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Education & Reference, Political & Social Sciences, History. Non-fiction

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Stanford Social Innovation Review

At the same time, considering that any social enterprise venture entails risk there should be a commensurate return: environmental, social and also financial return otherwise there is no way to scale and take on highly risky but major breakthrough projects.

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