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Building Social Business

Building Social Business

The New Kind of Capitalism That Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs

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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Genre: Nonfiction / Business & Economics / Nonprofit Organizations & Charities

On Sale: May 11th 2010

Price: $9.99 / $12.99 (CDN)

Page Count: 256

ISBN-13: 9781586488635

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