Social Business Day 2012
Mon, 2012-06-25 10:19
Practitioners, enthusiasts, and students convene in Dhaka, Bangladesh to celebrate the achievements of Social Businesses around the world. Hosted by Professor Muhammad Yunus, Social Business Day is an annual event which showcases how businesses are successfully solving social problems. Distinguished speakers include NASA astronaut Ron Garan who brought a copy of Professor Yunus’s book, “Creating a World Without Poverty” to the moon and Lamiya Morshed, Executive Director of the Yunus Centre.
Professor Yunus coined the term “Social Business”, a non-loss, non-dividend yielding company with a social objective. In Bangladesh, Professor Yunus has founded several social businesses under the Grameen name (including our website creators, Grameen Solutions!), and practitioners now operate social businesses around the world. Some of our favorites include Grameen Danone, nutritional yogurt company, and Grameen Intel, ICT service provider, and BASF Grameen, mosquito net provider.
Check out exclusive photos of the event here.