Building social business: 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 won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for his world-changing efforts, here develops his revolutionary new concept that promises to redeem the failed promise of free enterprise: social business. Designed to fill the gap between profit-making and human needs, social business applies entrepreneurial thinking to problems like poverty, hunger, pollution, and disease, creating self-supporting enterprises that create jobs and generate economic growth even as they make the world a better place. Partnering with some of the world's greatest corporations, Yunus and his Grameen Bank have already launched several social businesses that are addressing challenges like malnutrition, lack of potable water, and endemic illness in Yunus's homeland of Bangladesh, while other organizations around the world are developing their own experiments in social business. In this book, Yunus traces the development of the social business idea and explains its lessons for entrepreneurs, social activists, and policy makers, and offers practical guidance for those who want to create social businesses of their own.
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table_of_contents Why social business? -- Growing pains : lessons in adaptation and change from the story of Grameen Danone -- Launching a social business -- To cure one child : a case of social business in healthcare -- Legal and financial frameworks for social business -- Grameen Veolia Water : a social R&D project for addressing the world water crisis -- Creating a global infrastructure for social business -- Glimpses of tomorrow : more social businesses are on the way -- The end of poverty : the time is here.
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title Building social business : the new kind of capitalism that serves humanity's most pressing needs
title_display Building social business : the new kind of capitalism that serves humanity's most pressing needs
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title_sort building social business the new kind of capitalism that serves humanity's most pressing needs
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topic BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship, Capitalism Moral and ethical aspects, Social entrepreneurship, Social responsibility of business
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