Global Social Business Summit 2012

Global Social Business Summit 2012

Power of Innovation – To Change the World

0329.jpg.jpgThe 4th Global Social Business Summit with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus will take place from 08-10 November 2012 in Vienna. Over the last couple of years social business has become an important component for capacity building in business as well as in politics. This year the focus will be on combining human creativity with the advantages of technological progress to foster innovative ideas for social business to serve society's most pressing needs. On the day prior to the summit the 2nd Social Business Academia Meeting will take place convening academics from around the world to share their work in the field of social business within research, practice and teaching.

The summit is the leading forum for social business worldwide and brings you together with experts from corporations, civil society, governments and academia. As in previous years, the Grameen family will be present along with many international social business entrepreneurs to share their expertise and to exchange groundbreaking ideas.

The conference is organized by The Grameen Creative Lab (Germany) and the Yunus Centre (Bangladesh).
All information regarding this year's Global Social Business Summit  including a schedule of events can be found at

For live online streaming of the event, please visit


View LIVE: Social Business Day 2011

Social Business is a visionary concept from Professor Muhammad Yunus that connects the business world with the world of solving social problems. By bringing business concepts into the sector of solving social problems, Social Business allows social activities to be efficient and sustainable, so that the Social Business can continue its activities so long as the social problem remains. Social Business Day will be a day to celebrate the accomplishments so far, and to get inspired to become a social business entrepreneur or a social business supporter.

The theme for this year's event will be "Achieving the Millennium Development Goals through Social Business". As this concept is quickly spreading all around the world and is already changing lives in Bangladesh, we want to encourage people, companies and governments to think of Social Business as a sustainable way of achieving these goals.

During Social Business Day, people will be able to:

• Listen to Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus speak about Social Business and his vision for the future live at
• Listen in on a panel of experts from different areas of expertise that will discuss why Social Business is an effective tool to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
• Attend workshops and learn how to solve specific social problems through a social business model.
• Get to know how current social businesses are working, their achievements and challenges.
• Meet people who are passionate about Social Business.

To register online for the morning sessions, please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All afternoon sessions and events are limited to registered students and teachers.

If you want to attend the event or want to get more information on Social Business Day 2011, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

We look forward to having you with us on Social Business Day 2011!

Grameen America in Upper Manhattan

Join us on May 17th to
celebrate the
of the Grameen America
Upper Manhattan Branch Office
Featuring Special Guest
Nobel Laureate
Muhammad Yunus
The event will provide an opportunity to hear Professor Yunus speak of the success of Grameen America’s work to alleviate poverty through microfinance in New York City. Additionally, you are invited to speak with Grameen America staff and borrowers who will share stories of our accomplishments in New York City.
Date:           Monday, May 17th, 2010
Time: 9:00am – 11:30am
Location: Hosted by the Colin Powell Center at the City College of New York
The Great Hall , Convent Avenue at 140th Street, Second Floor,
New York, NY 10031
Please RSVP no later than May 14th by email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and note “Grand Opening” in the subject line.

The City College of New York
The Great Hall
Convent Avenue at 140th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10031
Nearest Train Stations:
The 1 train stops at the 137th Street – City College Station on Broadway Avenue
The A, B, C and D trains stop at the 145th Street Station on St. Nicholas

1460 Broadway, 14th Floor | New York, NY 10036
212.735.4009 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Building Social Business : U.S. Tour

We hope you can make it to one of the book signing events at a city near you!

The New Kind of Capitalism That Serves Humanity’s Most Pressing Needs
Publication date: May 11, 2010
Price: $25.95
Total Pages: 272
ISBN: 978-1-58648-824-6

Social Business Plan Competition 2010

On February 28, seven members of the Yunus Centre team, headed by the Centre's Executive Director, Lamiya Morshed, helped launched the very first Social Business Plan Competition at North South University. The event was organized by North South University's Young Entrepreneurs' Society, the only undergraduate business club at the university, and supported by the Yunus Centre in terms of knowledge sharing. tellyseries